Like many sailors, Pedro got his start in Optis at age eight. However, he quickly came to realize that he liked faster boats. Pedro’s father is in the military, so the family moved around a bit during his childhood. While living in Spain at age 12, Pedro and his dad started windsurfing, and Pedro never stopped! He continued competing in the windsurfer when his family moved to Saudi Arabia and then later when the family moved to Miami, Florida. Pedro proved to be a natural, with a 6’1”, 160lb build ideal for the sport.  

Pedro joined the US Sailing Team at age 20, when he qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics, where he finished in 28th place. Since Brazil he has steadily improved, winning Silver at the 2019 Pan American Games and Gold at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami. As Team USA’s qualified Men’s RS:X athlete for Tokyo 2020, Pedro aims to be the first U.S. man to win a windsurfing medal since Mike Gebhardt won Silver in 1992. 2020 will also be the last Olympic contest using the RS:X equipment, as windsurfing will switch to the iQFoil for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

GO USA!

About:

Date of Birth: 03-05-96
Hometown: Miami, FL
Lives In: Chipiona, Spain
Education: Florida Atlantic University (2018)
Club: Miami Yacht Club

Sailing Achievements:

  • 2nd, RS:X, Pan American Games Lima 2019 (Paracas, Peru), 2019
  • 3rd, RS:X, 50th Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia (Palma de Mallorca, ESP), 2019
  • 13th, RS:X, Andalusian Olympic Sailing Week (Cadiz, ESP), 2019
  • 1st, RS:X, RS:X North American Championships (Miami, USA), 2017
  • 16th, RS:X, Andalusian Olympic Week Bay of Cadiz (Cadiz, ESP), 2017
  • 28th, RS:X, Rio 2016 Olympic Games Sailing Competition (Rio de Janeiro, BRA), 2016
  • 7th, RS:X, Bay of Cadiz – New Year Regatta (Cadiz, ESP), 2015
  • 2nd, RS:X, Egypt International Regatta (Marina El Alamin, EGY), 2015
  • 9th, RS:X, ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship (Tavira, POR), 2014