Dídac Costa

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News MAY 14, 2014 17:02

Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa, on board One Planet One Ocean, lead the collaboration between ocean sailing and science

One Planet One Ocean is the fifth team to announce its participation in the Barcelona World Race 2014/15. This round the world race is an important personal and professional challenge for Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa, who are both experts in the Mini Class. The boat is the former Kingfisher, Educacion Sin Fronteras and Fòrum Maritim Català. It is currently being remodeled at the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB) Base and is scheduled for launch at the end of June. The boat and crew, as unique witnesses of the impacts of global change on the ocean, will serve as a platform for environmental awareness,  thus contributing to one of the objectives of the collaboration between FNOB and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC–UNESCO) whose motto is “One Planet, One Ocean”.

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Didac Costa: "I will miss being the freedom to wander, to walk where I want"
Interviews DEC 5, 2014 14:58

Didac Costa: "I will miss being the freedom to wander, to walk where I want"

For Catalan co-skipper Didac Costa the 2014/2015 Barcelona World Race will be a big step up to what he has been used to. He has never been in the Southern Ocean, his longest sail has been a Transatlantic and he has only recently started with the IMOCA 60 class. He sails the older, well proven One Planet, One Ocean and Pharmaton with Aleix Gelabert, whose first circumnavigation this will be. But the Spanish sailor, who has graduated through the Mini650 Class, says he is ready for the challenge. 

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Emails from the boats JAN 8, 2015 16:58

"Acumulamos un cierto cansancio"

Didac Costa (One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton):

"Con las Canarias en la estela, la siguiente decisión importante será elegir la longitud por la que cruzaremos las calmas ecuatoriales. Después de asegurarnos de que el desvente de Gran Canaria está superado, hemos optado por trasluchar y ganar oeste.

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Emails from the boats JAN 11, 2015 20:39

Un cuento y un mensaje

Didac Costa (One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton):

"Ya llevamos unos cuantos días amurados a babor. Las maniobras se reducen a poner o quitar un rizo cuando el viento varía de intensidad y nuestra actividad se centra en llevar el barco a mano, sin piloto, para sacar provecho de cada ola.

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Another Day in the Office
Emails from the boats JAN 17, 2015 11:54

Another Day in the Office

Didac Costa (One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton)

Since we left the doldrums we are installed in a certain routine: every day is similar to the day before.

It is very sweltering and the heat is intense. Only from midday on, when the sun hides behind the foresail we dare to go out on deck.

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