From the Optimist World and European championships to twice being the national Optimist champion.
Francisca is a native of the Atlantic Ocean city of Porto where grew on the water. A natural-born competitor, she has been participating in competitive sailing since very young. From the Optimist World and European championships to twice being the national Optimist champion.
Since graduating to the older classes, she has competed in the World and European 420 class championships.
She currently works as a sailing coach and sees the opportunity to sail with the Mirpuri Foundation racing Team to enter into a whole new class of sailing.
Date of birth
09 March 1998
Portuguese, English, Spanish.
Sailing career highlights
Participation in optimist world championship in 2012
Participation in 3 optimist -European championships in 2010, 2011, 2013
Twice 1st girl in optimist national championships
World and the European championship in 420 class in 2014
What was your first sailing memory?
When I went with my first own boat to the water
Who inspires you?
What is your favourite quote?
You get what you give.
What was your childhood sailing dream?
Become a professional sailor.
What items do you always take with you when you go sailing?
Life jacket and watch.
What is your favourite food?
What hobbies do you have when not sailing?
Kitesurfing and gym.
Give us an example of a sustainable attitude to life - what do you do for a better world?
I use my bike instead of car every time I have a chance. I use it pretty much every day.
What advice would you give to young sailors to protect the planet?
If you love to be in the water not protecting the planet is not an option! Start by taking action in your daily routines, consume less, educate yourself and help others around you to join us!