Viva México skipper Erik Brockmann is a past J70 Class world championship winner. As well as skippering Mexican teams in the Extreme Sailing Series, he has also racked up thousands of miles of offshore racing – including six editions of the prestigious Transpac Race. Brockmann is on a mission to grow the popularity of sailing in his home country and has set his sights on skippering the first Mexican entry in the around the world edition of The Ocean Race since his countryman Ramón Carlin won the first race in 1973-74. Competing in The Ocean Race Europe is a major stepping stone to making that vision a reality.