Date of Birth: 28 September 1992
In: Barcelona, Spain
Legs sailed in this edition: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
In-Port Races: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg
Something about him that you don't know: Willy had a typically extreme introduction to Volvo Ocean Race life – breaking his hand during his first leg onboard in 2014-15.
Who he is: Willy Altadill returns for a second race as an Under-30 having made his debut when called up by MAPFRE during the 2014-15 edition. His Volvo Ocean Race experience actually started at a much younger age, thanks to his dad Guillermo’s five races as a competitor from 1989 to 2009. Willy grew up around the race and really started showing his own credentials as a sailor in the Fastnet Race in 2011.
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