Challenges completed

Crossings in Water Skis

Cruise joining Magaluf (Palma de Mallorca) with Ibiza (August 15, 2015) .60 nautical miles

Travesía uniting Ibiza with Javea (Alicante) (October 7, 2013) .56 Nautical miles.

Crossing between Lanzarote and La Palma, making stops in Tenerife to refuel (23 and 24 September 2008) 242 nautical miles.

Crossing to the island of La Palma (30 September 2007) 72 nautical miles.

Crossing uniting all the islands in zodiac in 20 hours (8 of August of 2006)

Crossing joining all the Canary Islands on skis in stages. La Palma-Hierro-Gomera-Tenerife (5,6 and 7 of August of 2005) and Lanza-rote, Fuerteventura-Gran Canaria-Tenerife (30 of September, 1 and 2 of October of 2005). (187.8 nautical miles).

Crossing Fuencaliente (La Palma) - Valle Gran Rey (La Gomera) on skis without stops (August 2004). (40 nautical miles).



23/24 September: crossing linking Lanzarote with La Palma, calling Tenerife for refueling, 242 nautical miles


September 30: Circumnavigation to the island of La Palma, 72 nautical miles

After different feats has brought us, again, his hand to another adventure, which took place on September 30, 2007 where he made us live a moment of tension and discover how far the tenacity of a person can reach, making the bypass To the island of La Palma with a total of 72 nautical miles.


From Teno (Tenerife) - Tazacorte (La Palma), 62 nautical miles

Having overcome the suffering of the Crossing of the Seven Islands, on July 2, 2006 Ricardo faces the 62 miles between Teno and Tazacorte. This twist in his eagerness to overcome was also encouraged by two powerful reasons: he wanted to dedicate the crossing to his mother and his captain, cousin and friend, whom he had recently lost. The crossing was very hard but again, with his willpower and the inestimable support of his team, he managed to surpass the new goal. The friends who went to meet Fuencaliente could see him arrive almost fainting but spending his last breath in a gesture dedicated to them and his team: he entered the dock grabbing the line with his teeth.


Starting the journey joining all the Canary Islands on skis in stages (187.8 nautical miles):

First part: La Palma - Hierro - Gomera - Tenerife (5,6 and 7 of August of 2005)

With the favorable sea and excellent physical condition, on August 5 traveled the route between Fuencaliente and La Estaca (El Hierro). But on August 6, between El Hierro and Valle Gran Rey, the sea was not so generous. The waves, up to two meters, prevented support boats from providing food and water. Almost fainted, he managed to get to La Gomera. On the Colombian island he recovered enough to be able to arrive on August 7 at Las Galletas. Only to have completed this first stage could already be considered an important achievement, a consequence of the determination of Ricardo and his support team that nourished him physically and morally and that, of course, he sang in full lung happy birthday as he approached Tenerife on the skis. But that triumph was still not enough. Ricardo was taking revenge on the adversities that had systematically hit his life.

Second part: Lanzarote - Fuerteventura - Gran Canaria - Tenerife (30 September, 1 and 2 October 2005)

On September 30 it can be said that Ricardo released the Devil to put on his skis. Although he started tired, between Playa Blanca and Corralejo and with the company of Hector Masuti, champion of speed mono-ski, he overtook the fast ferry of Fred Olsen that links Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The next day, without support boats due to the economic difficulties that the project encountered, Ricardo rushed the 50 miles that separate the tip of Jandía from the port of Las Palmas. Fortune and the sea smiled at her and, with a gentle time, managed to reach Gran Canaria. But the end reserved an unpleasant surprise: the planned crossing between Agaete and Radazul was strewn with waves of three meters above which blowing winds of up to 20 knots. Ricardo, completely exhausted, was sustained by the spirits of his captain and his team. It was still impossible to reach Radazul, so the team looked for another port more favorable. And what better solution than seeking the protection of Our Lady of Candelaria, patroness of Tijarafe and the Canary Islands? So they set sail for Candelaria and arrived at the dock at 10:55 in the morning. They had succeeded.


Crossing Fuencaliente (La Palma) - Valle Gran Rey (La Gomera) on skis without stop, August 2004, 40 nautical miles.