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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, Stefano Ciampalini, Stefano Rizzi and Manuel Modena have an impressive combined CV that includes 4 America’s Cup’s, and 22 World Championship titles across numerous classes.


Giorgio Martin

Giorgio Martin

Italy

Team Manager

​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.

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.

Enrico Zennaro

Enrico Zennaro

Italy

Tactician

​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.

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.

Stefano Rizzi

Stefano Rizzi

Italy

Headsail Trimmer

​Stefano raced in Nice for the Series back in 2009. He holds an impressive 3 World Navigations, 3 Atlantic crossings, completed in 2 America’s Cup, and has 4 World, 3 European, and 3 National Championship titles. He also holds The Race round the World record, finishing it in 62 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes!

Manuel Modena

Manuel Modena

Italy

Bowman

Manuel’s extensive sailing experience in the Italian Olympic team, class 49er (2001 – 2004, Italian Champion in 2003) will be an valuable asset to the team in Hamburg. World Champion in the Melges 24 class in 2005, in the same year he won the Italian Match Race Championship. Racing onboard Luna Rossa in the 2007 America’s Cup, and again the following year and winning the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series.

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