MEET THE CREW
The team on White Shadow for the OGR
At core, we are a tight group of Barcelona navigators taken with sailing and adventure.
Then, passionate individuals joined and make the White Shadow crew.
Because difference makes the difference, discover here our (very) different stories and profiles.
ER doctor who works for the Medical Emergency System. Guillermo has been head of rescue operations in the Mediterranean for three years with the Open Arms NGO. He has single-handedly sailed across the Atlantic in two occasions on the Mini6.50-Transat regatta. He also teaches World Offshore Sailing’s Safety and Survival at Sea course.
Guillermo is an athlete, and also a doctor, both qualities extremely needed in such adventure.
Captain in the Merchant Navy with a Seamanship degree and a specialization in celestial navigation. In the last 20 years, he has sailed all Atlantic, as well as across the entire Mediterranean on different vessels, and sailed single-handedly with the Mini-Transat and Mini-Fastnet regattas.
Marc has full oversight on big boat management and is the most qualified of all of us to lead the boat.
Digital business entrepreneur.
Jean-Christophe lived across fours continents in the last 30 years, including a year with his wife and kids, sailing. He speaks fluently 4 languages, crossed the Atlantic four times, is a regular off shore racer, and sailed across the Mediterranean sea toward Lebanon in support to minorities.
A bit bullish, JC is also a racer and never gives up, a quality we need to assit Marc.
Born by the Mediterranean, Amancio has a passion for the sea and everything that surrounds it. He has mainly sailed the Mediterranean aboard his Moody 425, Irenea, with his two brothers.
Although he has some offshore sailing experience, he never tires of learning and being amazed by nature, sea, boats and people.
With his 20 years old, Tom is the youngest man on board. Even thought he’s a newbie in terms of sailing, he has dreamed about this race since the day he first saw a boat. True adventurer he has already travelled to all five continents and more than 12 countries. Parisian architecture and engineering student, he is a fast learner.
Tom eye reliability will also help us communicate about our project.
Adria grew close to nature, in the pyrenees, in a sheep farm.
He discovered the sea and sailing rater late but since then got totally addicted and attracted by sea.
Little by little, he made his own track, discovering on his own ways to sail further and further.
Adria is a magician with his hands and can fix whatever is need on boat, with a lot of creativity... always keeping the calm people from the mountains have in their DNA.
Ingrid, leg 1 & 2
Ingrid is an all life sailor, from dinghy to doubled handed off shore, looking forward leaing the Mediteranean waters.
When not sailing, she acts as psychologist which is a key asset for the crew, her moto is to take care of each, including the boat, as when each feels ok, the rest goes ok.
Nicolas, Leg 1
Nicolas grew in Catalunia and sails on many supports. He is known in the sailing competition environment where he performed on laser and J80. Currently studying Pharmacy, Nicolas is also teaching sailing.
He joins us between Europe and cape town for our first leg around the world.
Octave, Leg 1
Young Barcelona arquitect and musician, Octave is also an offshore sailor for years. His fine touch of the helm brings an additional value, especially for crossing complicated seas as the leg 1 offers. He is also "the eye" of the team, making sure our design is coherent.
With her 20 years, Alice is our youngest woman on board. Sailor, runner, mountainer, Alice is a sport and adventure addict, crosing italian and french citizenship. Currently studying business in Paris, she pays special attention to the human factor in adventure, and that's her drive to be part of our team.
Leg 1 & 2
Art director and freelance photographer, Pedro grew up in Murcia before settling in Barcelona. He is an amateur coastal regatta crew member with no previous experience in offshore sailing. Highly attracted by sea, he is enthusiastic to learn and bring his experience in communication and design to the project.
Leg 1 & 4
Another Mediterranean in the crew, Metin is originally from Turkey, and lives in Barcelona. Solo sailor, he took also is 28 feet from Marseille to Istambul, discovering blue water sailing, far away from IT and big data he masters when not sailing.
Perrine, Leg 2
Perrine is sail master, pationnate of sea. Initially trained for tapestry, she moved into sail building 10 years ago. She is curious, pays attention to detail, and looks forward bringing this to the boat and adquire unique offshore sailing experience.
Carolina, Leg 2
Brazilian, 41 years old, mother of two children, Carolina is in love with the ocean and the wind. She lived on a 51 foot for 8 years.
Crossing the Pacific and sailing in the roaring 40s have always been a very present illusion for her. And what helps her the most in her day to day, is being a Yogi.
Dario, leg 3 & 4
Darío was born in Argentina, surrounded by fields and deserts, and lives in Buenos Aires. He spent last 25 years, between being journalist, digital entrepreneur and sailling. He is a familly man with 3 kids loves his wife Amaya. He has sailed in the South Atlantic, Mediterranean, and the Sea of Cortez and is also a sail racer.
Guillermo, Leg 1
Born on the shores of the Galician Atlantic, Guille is a curious and adventurous person by nature. Skipper and AOW Diver, always looking to connect with everything related to the sea and its nature.
Although he is dedicated to the world of the Cloud, he has carried out projects such as the restoration of canal boats in England. His other great passion is music and getting to know other cultures. He has lived in more than 8 countries and speaks 6 languages.
Jacques, Leg 2
Jacques dropped everything the day he heard about the White Shadow project.
Amateur of racing on old boat (St Tropez week, Cannes Royal races) he also races on First 31.7 and J80. Sailing teacher, he lived in Catalunia, and is looking forward riding the southern Indian waves.
Anton, Leg 2 & 3
Anton is a confirmed nautical engineer, specialized in mecanics, with sailing experience in the southern seas. He is also a certified captain, diver, and an easy going guy, all qualities we need on board.Anton wil make sure White Shadow engines are running smoothly.
Emile, Leg 3
Surfer & sailor, Emile learned how to read & write on a sailboat at age 5.
Engaged in the 6'50 mini transat in 2023 on his boat Atapi, he is looking forward to sharing a leg on White Shadow to accomplish his big dream: sailing the south pacific and rounding Cape Horn
Gregoire, Leg 3
Another "made in Mini 6.50" crew member, Gregoire crossed the Atlantic 3 times.
Talented handy man, Gregoire is also talented with making boat sail fast and cheer up everybody with good food.
Those additional qualities will be highly appreciated on White Shadow.
Djemila, Leg 3
Born in the Canary Islands from Belgian parents, Djemila has grown side to side with the ocean. A passion that comes from her early memories sailing in the Atlantic. She is a skipper and an oceanographer, and just completed her first Mini Transat. Sailing, she is a profoundly enthusiastic person, always seen beauty in every cloud or wave.
Marion, Leg 4
Marion joins bringing the seventh nationality in White Shadow: She is Colombian German and speaks Spanish, German, English and French. She lives in Barcelona since 2016 where she is a graphic designer. She has sailed over 5,000 miles and has a 38 footer that she is restoring. She is passionate about astronomical navigation, so much so that she is part of the organization of Stella Oceani, a precision competition.
Her motivation comes both from her need to sail the high seas and to integrate a project with a decentralized and open philosophy, where tolerance and diversity are the team's strength.
Guy, Leg 4
Sailing around Brittany when he was a kid, he became passionate when started regata (Spi Ouest, C.C.Edhec, Tour de France,...)
In Barcelona since 2003, he owns a Sprinto Archambault and cruises regularly on Grand Soleil 39, Bavaria 44.
He enjoy following regata, trying to understand options according to weather forecast, and also enjoys observing sea animals, dolphins and whatever we are lucky to meet out there!
Anna, Leg 3
Anna is Italian. As a biologist, she worked in Canada, Germany and Spain, where she manages a project for studying ocean plankton (and will bring some instruments on board!).
Sailing instructor for Les Glénans, she crossed the Atlantic three times. For three years she has been a crew member of the VO60 Team Jolokia, a project aimed at showing that diversity is a strength.
Mariska, Leg 4
Born in belgium and moved to Barcelona three years ago, Mariska is an environmental epidemiologist who speaks four languages and is fascinated by mother nature.
She spends most of her free time on the water combining both rowing and sailing. Not affraid to get her hands dirty, she is embarking with full energy on this great adventure.
Fatima, Leg 4
Fátima is an adventurer, both on land and at seas. Relentless, she never gives up, and practices sports on a pretty regular basis.
When not at sea, Fátima is a translator and a happy mother of a young girl. Currently living in Portugal, although born in Spain, she cultivates an open-mindedness that federates us all on board.