Date of Birth: 26 June 1983
Legs sailed in this edition: 1
Something about him that you don’t know: Before taking on the challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race he was the apprentice of a winemaker
Who he is: Having sailed 100,000 miles Fontes has notched up significant miles at sea already. He started sailing at the age of 8 and turned pro in 2005. Fontes was crowned Portuguese Match Racing Champion in 2007 and 2008 then turned his hand to solo sailing in the Class Mini. He finished 3rd in the Trofeu MAP in 2014 (300 miles) and 13th in the Mini Transat 2015 (4,000 miles).