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Lino Sonego Team Italia

(Italy)

A new syndicate for 2015, the Italian team is led by Lorenzo Bressani, who has twice been nominated as ISAF World Sailor of the Year. Bressani and the Italian crew of Enrico Zennaro, Gabriele Olivo, and Stefano Ciampalini have an impressive combined CV that includes 20 World Championship titles across numerous classes, and Tom Buggy from the UK will provide valuable Extreme 40 class insight.


Lorenzo Bressani

Lorenzo Bressani

Italy

Skipper/Helm

Nominated for ISAF World Sailor of the Year on two occasions, Lorenzo is an experienced sailor with an impressive 10 World Championship, 7 European Championship and 17 National Championship titles. He’s also currently campaigning for Rio 2016 in the Nacra 17 class.

Giorgio Martin

Giorgio Martin

Italy

Co-skipper and floater

​Giorgio is the team manager for the new Italian entry this year. Giorgio holds 1 World Championship, 1 European Championship and 3 National Championship titles.

Enrico Zennaro

Enrico Zennaro

Italy

Mainsail Trim

​Enrico holds an extensive sailing CV including team manager of the Italian entry to the 2013 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, seven World Championship, three European Championship and eight National Championship titles.

Gabriele Olivo

Gabriele Olivo

Italy

Headsail Trim

​Gabriele has competed in the Volvo Ocean Race with Telefonica Blue, partaken in five Atlantic Crossings and holds two World Records. He was also a boat designer in the America’s Cup.

Tom Buggy

Tom Buggy

United Kingdom

Bowman

​No stranger to the Extreme 40, British multihull sailor Tom Buggy will act as bowman for the team for Act 1, Singapore.

Stefano Ciampalini

Stefano Ciampalini

Italy

Mainsail Trimmer

Stefano Ciampalini joined the team in Muscat, Oman, during Act 2. He is from Trieste, the fourth Italian on the boat and has an impressive 3 National titles and 1 European title.