Alejandro Sanchez

National Teamrider.

Instagram.@watermanalejandros
Hometown.Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña), Spain
Home spot.Rianxo (A Coruña), Spain
Sponsors.Goya Windsurfing, Bellini SurfShop, LoftSails, Unifiber, GasoilFins.
What makes your ride?The combination of freedom and emotion experienced in the middle of nature and sailing the sea at high speed.
How much do you love to windsurf?I like it and enjoy it as one enjoys freedom. Too much!
What is your most memorable session?One of my “four island” crossings, departing from Finisterre (Galicia, northwest Spain, the end of the earth known by the ancients, “Finis terrae”), stopping to admire the Lobeiras Islands, Sálvora Island, Ons Island, Cíes Islands (with a beach considered among the most spectacular in the world) and arriving in Baiona (port where the Pinta caravel also arrived and for the first time it was known that the end of the world did not end in Finisterre, but that there was a New World, America, beyond (“Plus ultra”).
What inspires you?I am inspired by nature. Even in my scientific work I have used it as a source of inspiration.
Describe your gear and the conditions you use it in.Currently I only use slalom material, mainly sails larger than 7.7 m2 and my Goya boards in sizes 112 and 137. My favorite conditions are 15 knots of wind and nice views like those found in the Galician Rías.
What does riding for Goya mean to you?The possibility of sailing with a high level of performance, even competing as a professional sailor in PWA, but without missing the comfort, versatility and without losing the sensations of sailing for pure pleasure. Goya has managed to combine both aspects perfectly.


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