Friends together

We listened to you, here’s what’s new

At Wave Let’s Meet App we have been working very hard over the last few months to improve even more our new version 3.0. which was totally redesigned and launched last May, into a complete communication experience between your friends or family and you. So, we are very proud to announce that we bring you the best Wave update, already available for free on iTunes and Google Play.

We have worked over some of the suggestions that you have been sending us lately: it is a version thought by you and made for you, taking in consideration your initiatives. It has three fundamental pillars: a significant increase in the speed of loading the position of the users on the map, a greater precision and millimeter in the positioning of the users and a new chat to send voice messages and pictures.

Full chat: send audios and images

You can now send voice messages to your contacts when you are walking and you prefer talking instead of texting, when you are busy or when they just want to have a conversation.

The new integration also includes the option of sharing images, an essential feature since Wave is a really popular app for traveling in group. In addition to being connected to a private map, you can send pictures of the trip or whatever you want.

To use these new features, open Wave and select a contact or a group of several, below you will see the chat to write with two new icons. To send voice messages, press the microphone icon while speaking and release it when you are finished. To share images, click on the attach files button and you will get two options, to make a photo or to look for one in the gallery.

With this update Wave brings you a more creative way of communicating with your contacts at any time, even if you have not opened a session.

Higher performance, more accuracy

Real time maps will now load your position on the map even faster.  We probably have the best real time location sharing service of the world, making possible for you to feel connected even if you are in the middle of nowhere, or find your friends in the crowdest space possible.  

What do you think? Update yours now and let us know.

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18: everything your need to know, stages, climate and stunning videos

“Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…” said the singer Van Morrison and could not describe better what will be the most important regatta in the world, the Volvo Ocean Race. More than 45,000 nautical miles throughout the world will be the scenario for a speeding race with the best navigators in the world.

The world competition will be played between 7 participating teams of various nationalities and men and women who will conquer the oceans. Several of them have Olympic medals and a long career in the seas, although for others it will be the first time they will experience a 7 month sailing around the world facing calm seas, icebergs, tropical storms and a hostile climate, in which the navigation strategy will mark the decisive victory of each stage.

The Volvo Ocean Race is a world regatta that started in 1973 from Portsmouth, in the United Kingdom and had only 4 stages. By today it is been extended to 11 stages and departs from Alicante, in Spain.

Route of Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018

In each edition, the race slightly changes its route to cover new cities of each of the continents.

The first stage

It will begin on October 22 from Alicante, a coastal city in Spain located in the Mediterranean Sea towards Lisbon, in the Atlantic Ocean. It will cover 700 miles.

The previous calm of the warm European sea will be interrupted by a foreseeable odyssey around Cabo de Gata, a complicated orography, as it is navigated very close to an outgoing coast with capes, bays, strong winds and extreme climatic conditions. Sailors would feel periods of absolute calm – impossible for navigation – near Lisbon, as forecasted the prologue of the race.

The in-port race will be held on November 3 in Lisbon and it would be a unique opportunity for tourists and fans who want to see the speed and intensity of the race between the teams near the coast, encourage them and feel the power of navigation in front of his eyes.

The second stage

It will start on November 5 in Lisbon and border the entire western coast of Africa to reach Cape Town in South Africa. In this stage of 7000 nautical miles there will be several meteorological changes and different challenges, starting with an autumnal climate in Lisbon and following an extreme climate of high temperatures and instability in the Azores archipelago, where the winds will determine if they stimulate a fast navigation or make it slow down. The in-port race will take place in Cape Town on December 8.

The third stage

It will depart from Cape Town on December 10 towards Australia, throughout the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is a very difficult stage of wear and tear, in which several teams in the past have not been able to finish it, due to the area of ​​continuous storms.

The arrival in Melbourne will depend very much on the weather. The strategy of how participants will use the climate conditions to decide their route will be key to determining if they arrive on time to the Australian coast. In this case, an in-port regatta will not be held to give sailors time to rest.

The fourth stage

It will start on January 2, 2018 and will be a surprise, as there are plenty of alternatives to go to Hong Kong across different seas, such as the Coral Sea and the South China Sea. Sailors will cross 6000 miles with several climatic zones, dominated by tropical monsoons, periods of calm and influenced by the great proximity to the coast along the islands. The in-port race will take place on January 27 or 28 in Hong Kong.

The fifth stage

It features the Guangzhou in-port race on February 3 and water activities there, and will be non-scoring for the sailors, who will have to return to Hong Kong for their sixth stage.

The sixth stage

It will start on February 7 and will return to Australia, this time to the southernmost part docking in Auckland, after a journey of 6100 miles. It is an extreme stage, in which the resistance of the ships will be tested through storms and adverse weather conditions around the Solomon Islands. The in-port race will take place on 10 March in Auckland.

The seventh stage

It will cover the 7600 mile distance between Auckland and Itajaí in Brazil. This stage is the most coveted by sailors, as they will have a bonus the first to cross the Cape Horn. Unlike other stages, in this the navigators will go in search of the cold, leaving an Australia in autumn to cross the South Ocean with icebergs and icy temperatures. On April 20, the bravest sailors will battle the in-port battle in Itajaí.

The eighth stage

It will run between Brazil and the United States, departing on April 22 from Itajaí and arriving in New Port after 5600 miles of sailing. In it, the most important feats will be lived again with the fast winds Alisios, doldrums near the equator, which are always unpredictable, and the anticyclone of Saint Helena, in which they could delay their departure. The in-port battle will take place on May 19 in New Port.

The ninth stage

It will return to Europe crossing the European continent in an incipient summer, after 5600 miles of distance. They will arrive in Cardiff, UK, where the in-port race will take place on 8 June. This is a classic route in the world of Western navigation, illustrated with large ice floes and fog, as happened with the famous Titanic, and the fearsome of the hot spring coming from the Gulf of Mexico.

The tenth stage

It will border the British Isles and Ireland for 1600 miles in direction to Gothenburg, Sweden. Two predictable scenarios can occur, one with storms of the Azores anticyclone, and another more calm, with a warm climate of the summer. The in-port battle will take place in Gothenburg on 17 June.

The eleventh and final stage of the Volvo Ocean Race

It will culminate in the Dutch city of The Hague, after 700 miles in which sailors will make the final sprint to become champions of the largest sailing competition in the world. The in-port battle will be in The Hague on June 30, accompanied by the celebrations of the victory.

The in-port races are a great way to live on the beachfront the action and strategy of the sailors, the excitement of the sport and to know a new city. Thousands of people will flock to the beaches these days, so we recommend the free Wave Application app, where you can meet your group of friends or family even in the crowd, sharing your live location privately on a map and for a limited time. It’s available for iOS and Android.

Top destinations in the world to travel in autumn

Going on holidays in autumn is a perfect way to live authentic changing landscapes around the globe, while enjoying a mild and warm weather and low prices. This season is almost free of festivities, despite of Thanksgiving, and traveling could be a good choice to take the most out of the season.

At this time going out with a bicycle, hiking or just enjoying a vibrant local culture is such a good experience, framed in red and yellow leaves everywhere. Whether it is a flowery festival in Japan, an adventure trip around Australia or a lifetime festival in New Orleans, we have it covered. Autumn is the perfect time to take the backpack, boots, camera and go out exploring the world. Do not worry about the destination, we have selected the best places in each continent to visit this fall and live a dream vacation.

Africa

Buthan is an African country with forests that occupy a 60% of its land. That offers many possibilities for nature lovers who want to trek on authentically natural terrain, go climbing, cycling or stargazing as they could not do in any part of the urbanized world is a perfect destination for this fall.

It has recently been highlighted by National Geographic as one of their favorite autumn destinations, when it celebrates two international festivals in which to taste all African traditions. Thimphu Tshechu takes place over the first week of October with traditional dances, local music, invited artists and masked balls. Black-Necked Crane Festival takes place on November 11 due to the migration and arrival of the Black-necked Crane and it is a unique experience to see the wild fauna while traveling in autumn.

Asia

The arrival of autumn is lived with different intensity in different parts of the world, however there are places where the love for plants and flowers is almost sacred as it happens in Japan. One of the most idyllic places to enjoy the colorful nature is the temple of Toshogu, surrounded by a natural park. Another worthy destination is the Hitachi Seaside Park, a natural park in which blue nemophilas are surrounded by fiery crimson bassia bushes. All of them makes up a real chromatic spectacle for the eyes

If you are lucky enough to go, besides making a photo worthy of the best ‘instagrammer’, you will find yourself in a wild and natural landscape in which to relax, do group sports and enjoy a hot tea in one of the villages with an ancient and particular culture.

Europe

Maybe when we talk about Europe almost nobody would look at Iceland. However, autumn is the best time of year to visit this authentic natural environment near the North Pole, as the Northern Lights begin, when the sky dyes green as a result of the reflection of light. It is the time when the days are lengthened and still not too cold, bearing in mind that temperatures are above 0 degrees celsius.

The wide variety of Icelandic landscapes, from volcanoes and glaciers to green forests, make it an ideal destination for nature lovers who can do water sports, go hiking, go whale watching, visit the waterfalls of Snaefellsnes or take a thermal bath in Bláa Lónið.

South America

Colombia is one emerging country that offers tourists the most every year. Far from being a stage of war, the tranquility in which the country live nowadays, along with its temperate climate, rich culture and a tasty cuisine make it one of the ‘must’ destinations to visit on vacation. Autumn is an unique month to visit the country, due to the absence of agglomerations, a calm and dry climate and the magnificent marine fauna that reaches the island of Providence, where it is the third largest barrier reef in the world. In addition to scuba diving and snorkeling, you can go hiking or biking in the Guatapé natural park, enjoy the beaches of Cartagena de Indias or the nightlife of Bogota, the vast capital with 7 million inhabitants in which you will be able to taste all the delights of the country.

North America

Taking a walk through the deep south of North America is a unique experience for anyone from outside, but visiting New Orleans in Fall ensures you to live one of the greatest cultural shows in the world. Historically, it has hosted walkers from all over the world adapting and mixing their celebrations, which results today in some of the most iconic festivals of the world.

There is the Burlesque festival in September, the international music festival of Voodoo Music Experience in October, that counts this year with stars such as The Killers, Foo Fighters or Galantis, from 27 to 29 October, and the the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival culinary show in November. This last one is a week of celebrations around Po-Boy’s sandwich, accompanied by activities for all audiences, musical concerts and a real party in the streets. If you are passionate about sport, in New Orleans you can go hiking, cycling, canoeing and kayaking in one of the natural sites that surround the city.

Australia

In this part of the world the months of September to December live a blossoming spring and delight the landscapes covered with flowers over the sunny days. In Australia everyone can enjoy any type of adventure sport, excursion and walks at dusk. One of the most famous flower festivals in the world is the Canberra Floriade, which takes place throughout October, with a very unique chromatic landscape, accompanied by culinary festivals and music concerts to suit aIny taste.

Adventure sports are an awesome experience in this wild country, from scuba diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, to surfing in Palm Beach, hiking, biking and camping at Emu Creek Retreat or climbing in Tasmania. An adventure for the most daring.

Wave Application app to share the location find friends

What will be your favorite trip for this special season? Be an expert traveler and download Wave Application before you go, a free app where two or more people can share their LIVE location on a private map and find each other even in crowded places, a suitable tool for anyone traveling abroad.

Woman staring at her phone

Time is money! These apps will give you some

We are more connected than ever to the online world and for most of us the smartphone is the perfect match for work, leisure and holidays. However, if we dress with data this time invested, we see that we spend 4 to 5 hours a day with our smartphones, according to two independent surveys of ComsCore and Flurry*, published last March.

Most of that time is related to social apps such as Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We use GPS navigators, make calls, organize payments, play games or check the weather forecast. All of that occupy in total a sixth part of our day!

With such a daily activity it is difficult to disconnect, so we have shortlisted 6 super applications to curb your daily routine online and have some spare time.

Share your location with your friends and stop calling over

How many times a week do we meet up for a coffee, a movie or to do some sports? All of these plans usually require a previous bunch of calls and endless messages to organize it. With Wave Application, simply share your live location temporally with one or more people to see their whereabouts, set a meeting point that suits everyone and find them easily, even in crowded places. It is free and available for iOS and Android.

Make a payment as easy as sending a message

Paying the rent of the flat, solving that debt or organising the shared costs of a trip with friends are those tedious transfers that we do continuously logging into our bank accounts and asking for the payment details. Opt this time for Venmo or even Facebook, both apps make safe payments as simple as selecting a contact on the app, writing the amount of money and clicking Pay. Both are free for Android and iOS.

Get fit, eat well and sleep tight all with only one app!

The smartwatch that counts steps is not enough to chart your daily routine of exercise, food and hours of sleep. Instead of constantly looking at several apps, download Fitbit, the ultimate app to drive your healthy vein into your daily life connected to your wristband device. It has workouts, healthy tips, recipes, personalised notifications and it synchronises with a wristband or smartwatch.

Manage all the pictures automatically

A good part of the memories of the week would come from on our smartphone devices so Google Photos app is one of the best choices to organize them, upload them automatically to a cloud storage, share them with friends or even use their smart album feature to organize them by location or date.

Wait for the offers to reach you instead of searching for them

Traveling involves a lot of time searching for cheap flights and accommodations. Instead of spending so many hours on it, set alerts on Trip Advisor app so the app will automatically do the searching, check out the Best Value feature that shortlists the best choices based on previous searches and remember all the nice places visited on a personal timeline.  

Now you are all set! Try these apps and save time to do what you like the most!

*Both papers study the time invested by users of Internet through their mobile phone in the US surveyed in December, 2016 and published in March, 2017.

The best 5 apps to take the most out of Oktoberfest

The farewell to the summer holidays tastes better with a beer in the sun or just with a good excuse to eat, relax and enjoy with your friends and no occasion is better to do this than the Oktoberfest, the German beer festival held originally in Munich and celebrated as well in other parts of the world. To survive such an excitement, especially for those who can not say that they are too young, we have shortlisted the best 5 apps to take the most of this event worldwide.

If you want to know more about the History of Oktoberfest, we will tell you that it has a romantic origin. About 200 years ago the king of then the region of Bavaria Ludwig I, married Theresa of Saxony and celebrated the wedding with the inhabitants hosting a race of horses and offering food and beer in the prairie named as his beloved, Theresenwiese, that means ‘the prairie of Theresa’.

The great joy with which the inhabitants of the kingdom celebrated the event set a precedent that has been replicated since then in September instead of October anymore, with some exceptions by wars or epidemics, to take advantage of the last rays of sun of summer.

The festival is still held in the same enclave, a vast meadow surrounded by nature in the heart of Munich, and homes to more than 7 million people each year. If it rains or it is cold, you might wonder, then enjoy it with a beer in your hands, or so organizers claim!

In addition to the meat, the ribs, the German beer Hofbräu-Festhalle and the Bavarian music, the regional costumes have given a whole color to the party to make you feel again in 1800. Sounds interesting, right? Whether in Munich or in another region of the world, check out the following apps to your trip to the Oktoberfest!

Find your friends

Wave Application app to share the location find friends

7 million people are almost the population of Switzerland and the one expected to attend to Oktoberfest in Munich this year. Imagine how many people will attend the event while you are there. Amazing, right? To avoid getting lost and losing your friends, open a group with them on Wave application, a free app for iOS and Android in which you can share your location with them on a map in real time and privately. When needed, take a look at the map and see how to reach the others, chat and set a meeting point wherever you want.

Millions of users around the world already use Wave to find their friends anywhere in the world without making tedious calls and questions from wherever you are. Join the trend of private geolocation. Download it for free for iOS and Android.

Pick the best beer

App to save beers and discover new ones

Some of us are not experts in beer or prefer to drink only the famous Hofbräu-Festhalle Bavarian beer, however anyone can try different types of beer in each room, and as they are reputed to be among the best in the world. With the Untappd app users will discover the properties and flavors of each type, the origin, color and popularity that it has among their community of users. You will end up being a beer expert! It is free for iOS and Android.

Be aware of where you have around 

Wiesn Protect app dor Oktoberfest

One of the best apps for the event is Wiesn Protect, an app that informs of emergency numbers in the area, locates the users on a map regarding security points but also tells people on the map where are the food and music tents, the points of information and all those places useful for anyone going to the Oktoberfest. It is exclusive for those who are going to celebrate it in Munich and has some interesting features like its translator and its list with helpful sentences in German and Bavarian. It is free for Android.

Pay a round and get invited without losing your mind

Paying a beer at the Oktoberfest follows an unwritten rule, each friend pays a round of beers to their friends, especially those who are locals. To deal with this habit,  download Venmo, an app in which to add to your fellow travelers and pay them directly from the app. It will make the accounts accurate and you can keep track of when to pay or get invited. Get it for free for Android and iOS.

Discover all the events of each day

The events that happen each year are varied, apart from drinking beer is clear. This year’s dates are from the 16th of September to the 3rd of October, and there attendants will see parades, music bands, concerts, activities for children and great surprises. You can discover them all with the EventBrite event app, very useful both for those who go to Munich and want to enjoy the full pack of activities, but also for those who celebrate in other parts of the world and want to know the best places to enjoy the German party. Get it for free for iOS and Android.

Friends getting together gps directions finding in the city

Did you hear about this one? 5 apps with GPS to make your life easier

When it comes the time to leave the house and meet people in the city, go to a new place or do a quick check of the public transport, we often feel that the navigation apps with GPS we have are not enough. We require different apps to meet our friends, to drive or to book a table so we should instead focus on the very best for every situation. Each in its style, there are apps that will make our life easier and with which we can really solve most of our communication problems at any time. Check out our list with some of the best ones:

To move around the city

App to find directions on a city using GPS

All urbanites, who have breathed the polluted air of the city since they were little and consider that walking fast and combining transport is part of their daily routine, had to suffer the use of separate apps for each mode of transport. The Metro app, the tram app, the bus app… Now there are several good apps that cross all the updated data of public transport and pedestrian ways to identify the best route to go anywhere. Among them, one of our favorites is Moovit, an app that works in 1500 big cities of the world and provides a reliable transport relation in which you will save several minutes to the day. It is simple to use, just activate the GPS of your smartphone and indicate which direction you want to go and the app will give you all the options available at different times.

Moovit’s notification system will alert you when there are transportation interruptions, delays or strikes in real time to avoid unnecessary surprises. One of the things we like most about Moovit is that it also takes into account the opinion of a good part of its 70 million users around the world to update their databases and include incidents, strikes and other useful information. Get it for free on Android and iOS.

To meet your friends in the city

App to find friends sharing the location privately using GPS

For those who enjoy going out to have a beer with friends, try a new restaurant or just make a plan, Wave Application is the best app to share live locations with others privately. It is very simple to use: open a session with one or more people and send them a request to share the location temporally. When they accept the request a dynamic map is opened in which you can see each other moving as you do in real life. Then, you can take directions to reach the meeting point you have set on the map.

It is an app made for everyday life, where friends move from bar to bar, when some of them are late or when the crowd makes it difficult to find friends without the help of a GPS in real time. It also has a chat to close the details. Once arrived, it’s time to forget about new technologies for a while and just enjoy the company. Wave has millions of users in more than 150 countries. Get it for free on iOS or Android.

To drive without jamming, road works or poor road conditions

Waze app to avoid traffic jams using the gps on the smartphone

Many of us used to listen to the radio before going to work or watch for news about roadworks or events such as cleaning the asphalt. Nowadays, navigating while driving offers us alternative ways for every situation and save us time to do better things rather than staying at a traffic jam. Among several apps, the top one is Waze, an app acquired recently by Google that has already hundreds of millions users. Waze uses official cartography and data from private companies to ensure the best driving route at any time, but also monitors anonymously your own GPS to identify the speed and stops you do to update their suggestions of route both for your and for other drivers.

Taking into account the enormous popularity of this app, the information of the users is the key with which Waze has become the indispensable app to drive in half world. As a user you also have the option to report accidents like animals found on the road, garbage or problems of some kind. With the latest update, the app also proposes the Travel Drives function in which to find the best hours to travel for those who are planning the return of the holidays. Get it for free on iOS or Android.

Find the best bike routes even in the city

Cyclemap app for navigating using the gps while riding a bike

Cycling through a city can be quite an odyssey, often the parks are full and the jumble of cars can be a reason to give up our plans to exercise. That is why we find so interesting Cyclemap, an app that calculates the best routes near where we are to go biking, according to the user’s ratings, the forecast, the road conditions, the altitude and the length of the road.

In addition to planning the route, Cyclemap is an app consecrated among cyclists, as it provides varied information on our performance on the bike, thanks to the use of our GPS while we ride. For those who do not have a bike and take a free one in the city, the app will give them information about upcoming bike stations, its availability, and also gas stations to wash or inflate the wheels, rest areas or even viewpoints to see the amazing views of every route. Despite its recent departure on Google Play and iTunes, Cyclemap has already thousands of downloads and routes that are completing day by day. There are no longer excuses for not going biking. Get it now for free on iOS and Android.

For when you are as hungry as a wolf

App to find restaurants nearby using the GPS

An indispensable part of our social life is focused on food. With so many new options, new restaurants or trendy places, finding a good one in rankings listings is sometimes a tedious task if we then have to look where they are. The simplest way to solve a night out is an app that recommends us places directly near us, sorted by type of food, price and ratings from other users. And if to this recipe we add an app that is already established in hundreds of cities of the world and that has 40000 restaurants, then we have the app with perfect GPS to go out to eat.

Open Table operates in the largest cities in the world and already has 700 millions users, or 700 millions meals we could say, that will help us choose the best option for dinner, either in the city or on vacation. Its maps are not perfect for navigating throughout the city as a pedestrian, but clearly indicate where the main restaurants are located. From the same app we can book a table and have discounts for being users of OpenTable, a prize for being one of the largest communities in the world in restaurant reservations. Get it for free on iOS and Android.

 

“It seems impossible until it is achieved”, says the world champion of windsurfing: Interview with Blanca Manchón

The Spanish athlete Blanca Manchón has just been proclaimed for the sixth time windsurfing world champion. Former Olympian athlete, queen of windsurf and recently mother, Blanca reveals the secrets of a training to the height of a championship. 

“Eat healthy and rest” are the premises by which any training should starts, according to Blanca. “On the pillars of a healthy life, you can grow as an athlete as your strength improves to train more and better. And therefore you do better in competition. The physical strength in windsurfing will not make you win a competition but it can make you lose. From there is also very important to get familiar with the equipment and the technique you will use in every competition”, says the athlete.

Blanca began training as a minor in the port of Cadiz, Spain, with the help of her parents, who are also windsurfing professionals. The family used various technologies to fine tune their material with indicators of winds, tides and sediments. Nowadays, technology has helped a lot to speed up this process and Blanca recognises that she uses several apps integrated in her smartphone to predict the weather conditions and to prepare the training accordingly.

“We use both mobile apps and small weather stations integrated in the boards to make sure that we know the precise weather conditions. Trying to anticipate the behaviour of the wind can be decisive in the course of a race”; says Blanca.

Training not only starts with the sail set, though, the exercises that Blanca does every day include running, swimming, cycling and stretching on balls in balance to improve her stability. Like any other competitor, Blanca has suffered several injuries. The most severe ones are in the shoulder, so she has to deal with specific exercises to prevent injuries. “In dry training I always use functional assessment systems to measure my workout and to avoid muscular asymmetries”; reveals Blanca.

Blanca’s career started when she was a child. She won her first world title for children in 2000 competing in Cádiz. After that, she won two other world titles and several championships that headed her to the Olympic games of Athens, where she participated being only 17. Between that first adventure of the elite and the next one that she hopes to culminate in the Olympic games of Tokio, there is a whole life of races. Full of curiosity, we asked her about how she has managed success at different ages.

“I spent a few years maybe too obsessed with the Olympic event and without taking into account that it is only once every 4 years”

 

“I’ve gone through several emotional stages regarding the competition. I lived the Olympic Games without being aware that I represented a country and that there were many people pending on my performance. I was only 17 years old and I did not value it as I do now. After that I spent a few years maybe too obsessed with the Olympic event and without taking into account that it is only once every 4 years, and that in between there are many other competitions to enjoy, says Blanca.

“Now I am at the right point of maturity to value the Olympic Games as they deserve, but knowing how to enjoy the 4 years that I have to take them. Enjoying therefore of the way and not only of the objective to obtain it”; says the athlete. “To me world championships are the ones that I enjoy the most because it is where there is more competition”, says Blanca.

Her last world championship, the sixth of her titles, was conquered last July in Salou, competing with a borrowed sail and paying by herself the particular costs for training, accommodation and travel. It seems incredible that being a world champion goes through economic hardships, however part of her job is to get good relationships with sponsors who support her in every race.

In her case, getting pregnant was crucial for her sponsors to lose faith in her work and finish all the economic support she was receiving for years. Fortunately, she showed to the world again that she is a champion and she was capable to win just 7 months after giving birth.

“It seems impossible, until it is achieved”; she says. “This is the phrase I always keep in mind when things get complicated and seem so difficult to get. When I was without sponsors I had a very sad feeling of abandonment, but my team supported me and encouraged me to get a good sporting result again. They have always believed that as soon as I showed that I was up again, the supports would reappear. And so it seems to happen”, she says.

Having seen amazing landscapes while competing, we asked Blanca which one she enjoyed the most, perhaps we can get ideas for our next holidays!  “I would very much like to spend a vacation in New Zealand because the times I have gone have been to compete and I have not been able to visit anything. Also, I would definitely repeat vacation in Barbados. I went with my husband to surf and rest for 10 days and we fell in love with the island”, says Blanca.