OCEAN RACING PROJECT
After having participated in the Mini Transat 2019, Pep Costa has decided to continue with his ocean racing project with his eyes firmly set on the future. Working close to his team and preparing for the upcoming seasons, Pep feels that every new experience is a great challenge, and is looking forward to take as many as possible.
I want to raise my game so that I can compete in bigger races in major leagues.
As a young sailor with little experience in ocean racing, sailing is not also his sport but also his passion. Pep is willing to work hard to make a career out of his sailing like the people he considers his referents. Learning and building experience helps him improve and learn about himself. Some people say ocean sailors have no limits and Pep feels ready to test his.
Pep Costa (Barcelona, 1999) discovered the sport of sailing when he barely knew how to walk. Since then, he has been working hard to become an ocean racing sailor. When he was younger, he competed in 29er dinghy, in which he got several national and international titles.
Join me in this project that so many hands have built and let's sail the world together!
One year ago Pep had his first experience on a Mini 6.50, and just one year later he faced the Mini Transat 2019. Moreover, he is partially chasing this dream from New York City, where he is pursuing an engineering degree to be able to work on the technical and developmental aspects of this project and any future nautical endeavours.
MINI TRANSAT 2019
BREAKING A RECORD
LA ROCHELLE - LAS PALMAS DE GC - MARTINIQUE
Pep was the youngest competitor ever to sail the Mini Transat in Proto cathegory ending up in 8th position.
This one is a solo race that goes from La Rochelle to Martinique, with a layover in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Sailors compete without any external communication or technology, making it one of the toughest challenges for those who are having their first experience in ocean racing.
Being built in 2003, his Tip Top Too was one of the oldest boats of the race, however Pep felt his Manuard was "reliable, well-built and high-performance". Facing several problems before the race, like a broken mast two months before the departure and energetic issues, Pep managed to arrive in Martinique feeling that his ocean racing adventure had just begun.