- Office Phone: 34 971745610
- Mobile Phone: 34 661761276
- Email Address: Marc.Patino@northsails.com
Marc’s first experience of sailing was at a young age sailing onboard his Dad’s cruising boat. He began racing at nine years old and competed in his first World Championship in the Optimist fleet at just age 12.
Since then, he remained in the top 10 at the Optimist World Championship each year. He then progressed to 420s, winning the 420 Youth Nationals and the Trofeo Princesa Sofía after just one year in the boat. It didn’t take long for Marc to progress into the 470 Olympic class at the early age of 16 where he completed two Olympic campaigns and was 12th on the ISAF ranking.
“I am proud of all the awards I have won during my dinghy sailing career (from 9 to 26 years old),” Marc continues, “but my second-place result at the Worlds is the one I’m most proud of. Since I started working at North Sails in 2008, I have been sailing in the Wally Open Season where we won the Maxi Rolex Cup twice. Nowadays, I sail Dragons, Swans, and Maxi’s and I am also a keen windsurfer (waves, slalom, and foiling). It is really exciting that North Sails has launched the new 3Di windsurf sails and I can’t wait to use them this summer.’