Crew on board
Entrepreneur and oceanic sailor
His desire to undertake new projects has him set sail often. He doesn’t want (or know) to do things by halves. His initiative and enterprise have always encouraged others to follow him. Hard-working, persistent and constant (“full of contradictions” he says). At sea he is capable of facing windy storms and at land he is capable of jumping obstacles. His current challenge is the Sterna project, unprecedented in this country. He can’t hide that he loves to choose paths where he knows (or imagines) that nobody has walked before. These collective qualities have led him to be one of the pioneers of off-shore racing in Spain. When he was 25 years old, in 1985 he participated in his first round the world race. In 1987 he became the first Spanish sailor to complete The Mini Transat Race (Atlantic solo sailing on a 6.5 meters boat) . In 2008 he was the first Spanish sailor to complete, non-stop, the Barcelona World Race (race round the world non-stop double). Fourteen Atlantic crossings, including 3 solo, 2 around the world and sailing over 150,000 miles have made Albert one of the most experienced ocean sailors of our country.http://www.albertbargues.com
Rigging and maintenance technician
Bernat loves working on yachts. Mechanics, winches, rigging are “languages” that he speaks very well. He likes all kinds of maintenance on board but his specialty is the rigging. When he was young, sailing in the Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona, he learned “sailing language”. Older, once he certified as Yacht Master, his hobby became his profession and he created his own company specializing in rigging, management and general maintenance. His experience as a sailor is helpful in solving technical problems. He has worked in several ground crew teams like various Open 60 boats in regattas around the world such as Eduación Sin fronteras and Estrella Damm who participated in the 1st (2007) and the 2nd edition (2010) of the Barcelona World Race. In addition he also takes care of other types of cruise boats like classic and vintage boats. Mornings are not his best, he needs a few large cups of coffee to wake up, but once he is awake there is nothing to stop him. He is constant. If you don’t see him on deck or inside the boat, look to the sky, perhaps is working on the top of the mast.Oxigen Services
Boat builder and oceanic sailor
This modest and shy man hides an acute irony full of intellect. Toni is full of surprises and each day we discover a new facet in him. He built by hand a 6.5 meters yacht to participate in the Mini-Transat Race, he has crossed the Atlantic 16 times, speaks 4 languages and has perfectly mastered all nautical trades. He is a calm, serene and tireless worker.
Toni is boat builder and sailor. He started sailing when he was 7 years old in the Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona. Since he was a child he wanted to dedicate himself to the world of sailing. After study in the Marine College in Barcelona, he worked as a skipper of different boats. Finally he decided to establish by his own company of chartering and boat maintenance, Latitude 42. He built the two 6.5 meters length boats to participate in two editions of the Mini Transat Race, crossing the Atlantic alone. He has sailed with crew also crossing the Atlantic 14 times. He has belonged to the most important Ocean Racing teams as a boat builder, his passion, such as Movistar, Veolia, Educacion sin Fronteras and the Volvo Ocean Race and the Race World Barcelona. Actually, among crossing and crossing, we find him in his shipyard in Cambrils where he continues his passion, building new boats and keeping them in shape.Mestral Marine Works http://www.mestralmarineworks.com
Navigation Instructor and oceanic sailor
Pere has two great passions: sailing and teaching. He is accredited as instructor and examiner for the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) in Spain and teaches navigators and sailors who wants to get the accreditation of Offshore Ocean Yacht Master and Yacht Master. With him on board we consume much less electricity. He likes to sail with traditional methods: dead reckoning, sextant, observation and, of course, no electronic devices. If anyone is tempted to look at the GPS plotter, better do it while Pere is sleeping.
Born in Ciutadella (Menorca) he sailed from very young. Since 1999 he has been professionally engaged in the nautical world running his first company, Nautic Fun, as a CEO and skipper. He has crossed five times the Atlantic, once the Pacific and he knows very well British waters.
Menorca Yachting http://menorcayachting.com/
Over 20 years, Jordi has been sailing to the most exotic and beautiful corners of the Mediterranean for the last 10 years with his own boat, Gamarus. Besides being a good navigator he is comfortable with all nautical repairs. His conversation surprises every one, he has lots of stories from his time as an anthropologist. He loves to learn and understand different cultures and lifestyles. He has specific experience with hull maintenance of ships built in aluminum, like Sterna.
Electronic Engineer and sailor
Ricard is comfortable feeling the salt from the sea water on his skin, either feeling the electrons moving within the electrical wires nearby. His training as electronic engineer allows Sterna to be opened at the world of wires, connections, volts and amps. With him on board we have ensured that bulbs will be switch on and batteries will be charged. He is constantly imagining any electronic device required on board. There is only one thing that arouses more passion than the sea and electronics: his daughter.When he speaks about her, his eyes light up.