The Captains are the leaders of their teams. They can be onboard or just coordinate. They are all heroes in the country they represent, legendary sailors who can inspire the younger generations and the athletes that join the team.

The Captains choose five of ten sailors, the other five are coming from the SSL Ranking, making the Captains selection even more strategic as they have to take into consideration different aspects, like experience on big boats, strength, weight, and much more.

Team Mexico Captain Yanic Gentry is a civil engineer and currently finishing a master’s degree in naval engineering. He started sailing from an early age in the Optimist and Windsurf class and became a specialist in the Laser Olympic Class, in which he gained most of his sailing experience.

He is a multiple National Laser Champion and Mexico’s representative in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He was a finalist in the Pan American Games 2019 and won a silver medal in the Central American and Caribbean Games 2018.

Most recently he participated in the CG32 Extreme Sailing Series with Team Extreme Mexico and has been adding big boat sailing experience as the tactician in the Melges 32 World Series with team HEAT