Born: Montpelier, 27th June 1991
Lives: Riantec, France
It was not pre-destined that Hugo Pronost would join the world of high-level sailing. Despite a few sailing lessons when he was at college, it was ice hockey that took up his free time. His first foray into sailing came when he started helping out with some boat building and little by little, his interest and passion grew. He first started as a sailing instructor and then trained as a sailmaker before joining the world of ocean racing. He then specialised in composite and painting with providers such as Diam 24, Gepeto and BlackFiber, and then worked for teams, including Gitana Team and Oman Racing. His composite and painting expertise will now be at the service of the Spindrift racing fleet.