Afonso started sailing dinghies at age 9 in São Miguel Island (Azores). He competed for 8 years and then became a sailing instructor. Afonso has a degree in renewable energies. In the Azores he worked for whale watching and he will be happy to share his knowledge about marine life. One of the best sailing experiences he ever had was participating in the Oyster World Rally and sailing the Pacific Ocean. Besides sailing he also loves Kitesurfing and recently started kite foiling.