Martin was born Chilean but grew up in Uruguay. Always in contact with the sea through sailing and surfing he finished his Industrial Engineering degree before relocating to Barcelona. Went corporate for a couple of years but didn’t see himself in that world much longer so he quit and went back to sailing, becoming a skipper for a charter company in Ibiza and doing boat deliveries in the winter. Writing was always one of his creative outputs, collaborating with blogs and fanzines. During the winter he continues pursuing his creative passions through analog photography and playing with his indie band Camel Exilio.
The founders of Sailing Virgins started things as a result of having some incredible sailing seasons in the Mediterranean and Caribbean working for sailing company The Yacht Week. James then worked for and for a while managed Tortola Sailing School. In 2016 he branched off and started Sailing Virgins. We LOVE how sailing is changing. Top speeds in the America’s Cup were thirteen knots not so long ago. Now they’re 45 knots. If you’re excited by that, we’re with you. Giddy up!
Village Cay Wickhams Cay 1 Road Town VG VG1110, Road Town, British Virgin Islands