Simao is the current Portuguese National Champion, and guess what, he rows in an Ave!
He started rowing in 2012, he rows for Clube Naval Setubalense in Portugal. Simao individually designed his boat to represent his club colours, a black hull and a white and red stripe in the canvas and the club logo. Simao’s favourite aspect of the boat was its ‘flow and buoyancy’. He also reported that rigging the boat was also easier due to the design of the reverse wing rigger. Future objectives are to remain on the national team and become a professional rower.