The Spanish sailor Carlos Hernández has competed in some of the biggest international sailing events including the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race where he joined the Mapfre team and finished in 4th place.

Carlos Hernández started sailing at the age of 13 in a local classic Latin boat. Soon after, he jumped into 420 class and his sailing career never stopped.

From an early age, the athlete wanted to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race, a dream he fulfilled in 2014, joining team Mapfre for the 2014-15 edition of the race.

The Spanish sailor has competed in some of the biggest international sailing events and, very recently, in 2021, he took monohull line honors in the Rolex Fastnet Race onboard Skorpios.




Date of birth

12 March 1987


Spanish, English and Italian.

Sailing career highlights

Volvo Ocean Race Team Mapfre 4th 2014/15
1st Fastnet race monohull line honours (skorpios) 2021


What was your first sailing memory?

I started sailing in a local classic latin boat at 13.

What was your childhood sailing dream?

Go sailing around the word in the Volvo Ocean Race.

What items do you always take with you when you go sailing?

The watch.

What is your favourite food?


What hobbies do you have when not sailing?

Kite surf and lately wing foil.

Give us an example of a sustainable attitude to life - what do you do for a better world?

No plastic bottle, effort in recycling.

What advice would you give to young sailors to protect the planet?

Use recycling material always.