Third Spanish sailor enters Global Solo Challenge

Organisers are pleased to welcome the third Spanish entry to the 2023 Global Solo Challenge, which now has a total of 37 sailors from 13 nations.

Juan Merediz has sailied since he was a child, learning from the local fishermen in Gijón where he lived.

From sailing as teenager in the Bay of Biscay he moved to professional sailing by taking part in prestigious events such as the Mini Transat in 1995, the Solitaire du Figaro in 1997 and even the Barcelona World Race on an Imoca in 2011/2012.

Merediz will be sailing a Pogo 40S, identical to the Class40 that competitor François Gouin will be racing in.

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