Starting at an early age, Dominique Girard sailed Optimist boats and later transitioned to the Vaurien class. She met Jose at the local sailing school, where he worked. Never losing sight of sailing, Dominique’s career path ventured towards Marine Biology. For 10 years she worked in research for important research institutes within the Canary Islands. During busy seasons she would assist Jose in the loft and eventually made the decision to switch from academia to starting a new sail brand with Jose in 2013.