Felipe Cubillos 1962 - 2011

Global Ocean Race, round the world yachtsman Felipe Cubillos was among the 21 passengers and crew that died aboard the Chilean Air force flight, that crashed off Juan Fernández Island on Friday 2nd September.

Felipe and José Muñoz entered the record books as the first Chilean team to complete a round-the-world race sailing their Class 40 yacht, in the 2008 - 2009 Global Ocean Race.

Sailing Leg 3 between New Zealand and Brazil, the Chilean duo led the Global Ocean race fleet around Cape Horn and into the South Atlantic, winning a dramatic and close fought race to Ilhabela.

Felipe was a fantastic and inspirational man, dedicated to the many challenges that shaped his life. His drive, enthusiasm for life, competitive spirit and love of his family and country were truly infectious.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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