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Re: Barcelona World race: The Spanish Guillermo Altadill and the Chilien José Muñoz
Dias de Playa will be glad
Those two will race in Neutragena, a 2007 Farr plan previously known as Veolia Environnement (1st on the 2010 Route du Rhum with Roland Jourdain) and Hugo Boss (3rd on the last Vendee Globe with Alex Thomson), a good boat even if not one from the last generation. There will not be a skipper. Both will race with equal status.
"Guillermo Altadill requires no introductions in the world of ocean sailing. He's Spain's most experienced ocean sailor, having clocked up the highest mileage (some 400,000 miles) and having completed the highest number of circumnavigations (six). He is also the fastest ever Spanish sailor; he has two round the world records and he is one of the world's most esteemed ocean speed sailing experts.
However, his experience is by no means limited to the world of ocean sailing; he took part in the America's Cup in 2007 and also coached the Tornado Class squad to Olympic gold at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996.
José Muñoz boasts a track record brimming with top-level competitive sailing and he is Chile's most experienced ocean sailor. José took second place at Portimao 2008/09 alongside Felipe Cubillos. The pair gave a brilliant performance aboard Desafío Cabo de Hornos (Cape Horn Challenge) taking second place overall and two leg victories. A particularly special leg win was between New Zealand and Brazil where the pair rounded the legendary Cape Horn in the lead.
José Muñoz has also crossed the Atlantic three times and is a specialist in IMS, MUMM 36, J24 and Soto 40 racing, as well as expertly adapting to any position on the boat. José is the first ever Chilean sailor to take part in an IMOCA regatta."
Well, not a Spanish team but a Spanish speaking team
Some Chilean sailors did a big effort to put Jose Muñoz onboard with Guillermo Atadil. Guillermo visited Chile many times to organize this business. Jose "Negro" Muñoz is an excellent crewman and I'm sure that will be a very good partner for Guillermo.