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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.


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.

Andrea Tesei

Andrea Tesei

Italy

Mainsail Trimmer

​Andrea is the youngest onboard at 24. He holds one National Championship title in the 49er class and has never sailed on an Extreme 40 before, he joins the team in Qingdao, China.

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!

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.