Juan Ignacio Merayo Gianelli

I started sailing at the age of 5 in Optimist and never stopped, I participated in all kinds of championships and categories

Since 2001 I have lived in Mallorca, where I quickly became part of the Balearic Sailing team, to later join the National team, where I represented Spain in the Europeans in France and Finland and a World Cup in Japan. In 2004 we won the Spanish Cup Championship in Cádiz.

I participated in different regattas with different types of boats, classic cruisers and dinghy sailing. In 2011 I was part of the Nilfix J80 team as a designer, where we won second place at the Copenhagen World Championship and won the 2012 World Championship at Dartmouth.

In the following years I participated in regattas of Super yachts (Southern wind 102 Seawave), classic boats, Cirtuito Paneray, winner of the Copa del Rey 2017 in Mahon, ORC and various monotypes so far.


Sail design, advice and optimization of deck maneuvers and rigging.

Great experience in handling boats, sails and rigging, both in maintenance, movement and set-up, as well as optimization in regattas, family cruising and reduced crew, seeking to optimize cost / benefit.

Work history

1992-2001: Doyle Argentina. Work in rigging (installation of reels, change of rigging).

2001-2012: Banks Sails Spain. Work in rigging, sail design and sales.

2012-2019: Quantums Sails Group Baleares. I work in sales, consultancy in boat optimization and sail design.

2020: Director at SRS, Sails and Rig Solutions.


Candle design with PROSAIL.

Plotter operation.

Handling of sewing machines.


Assembly and disassembly of masts.

Handling of boats of all kinds.

Vessel transport with thousands of miles accumulated in both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.


University of Buenos Aires: Business Administration, English Institute of Buenos Aires.

Yach Club Olivos: Yacht helmsman.

Florenci Marine Group: Sail design and structure.

Bank Sails Europa Ancona (Italy): Design and sail management.

Latitude 39: PER.

Latitude 39: Yacht Skipper.