Endurance 35. I also participayed in a number of sailing races and fishing competitions off the Spanish coast of Levante.
In 1983 I was employed at the boatyard of Waikiki (Hawaii), repairing fiberglass and wood yachts.
From 1983 to 1985, I was part of the crew on several sailboats, crossing the South Pacific (Hawaii, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, etc.)
In 1987 I docked in Freemantle (Australia), doing odd jobs for the preparation of several boats that participated in the America's Cup. Later that year I worked on sailboats sailing by the Indian Ocean and the west Australian coast.
1988 saw me in Guam (USA), at the repair base that the American fishing fleet has established there, working at the boatyard until I could finally embark on one of the boats as a deckhand. I worked on several tuna fishing boats based in Guam and American Samoa, with a range of operation that included most of the South Pacific, from Hawaii to New Caledonia.
Etap22 sailboat, which was my home for a couple of years, until its sale in Estepona (Spain) in 1997.
In 1994 I designed several graphical databases for companies specialized in marine accesories and marine ironworks in Guadalhorce (Spain).
During 1995-96 I worked for the marine shop Orge & Scott, in Puerto Marina, Benalmádena, and helped in the installation of the new store located at the harbour's dockyard. Later that same year I installed and put into operation a store for Sowester, a well-known manufacturer of marine equipment, at Fuengirola's harbour.
During 1997 I worked for Marina del Sol, in Estepona, first in the dockyard, and later as a commercial representative covering the leisure ports along the coastal area of Southern Spain from Almeria to Huelva.
During 2007 and beginning of 2008 I worked on board of a sailing catamaran used for tourist trips off the coast of Benalmadena (Spain)
From 2005 to 2011 I run a Blog about Sailing Gadgets and accessories that unfortunately I no longer have the time to update:
(gadgetsailinginspector.blogspot.com). At the present time I create and maintain several websites for marine survryors and chandeliers, and administer databases for marine distributors.
I was part of the crew on several sailboats, crossing the South Pacific (Hawaii, Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Australia, etc.)
A tuna fishing boat with base in Guam (American Samoa), with a range of operations that covered the South Pacific, from Hawaii to New Caledonia.
Etap boats were known as innovative and ahead of their time, foam in their construction making them unsinkable. The yachts featured a unique hull-within-a-hull design; the gap in between was filled with a nonporous polyurethane foam, making it practically impossible for the inner hull to fill with water and sink.
Visit http://www.etapyachting.com/ and http://www.sail-world.com/cruising/usa/Whatever-happened-to-the-award-winning-ETAP?/94321 for more info
I hold a Certificado de Competencia de Marinero (Seaman's Certificate) issued by Spain's General Department of Marine Fishing, 15-11-83.
and a Licencia Deportiva para veleros (Skippers license) issued by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, 08-07-96.