4 August 2020 | by Giuseppe Orrù
Fulvio De Simoni: “There are a lot of first boats: the first in the studio where you learn, the first in your own studio, the first you created on your own.”
The architect Fulvio De Simoni is one of the most famous pleasure boat designers in business today. His anti-conformist behaviour is clearly reflected in his designs.
Francesco “Cicco” Rapetti: “Spending 10 years with Alinghi, and the best crew in the world, was and is an honour that will stay with me forever”
Francesco Rapetti, known as “Cicco”, has taken his place in the history of Italian sailing and the America’s Cup for having been the first Italian to win the Cup and, until now, the only one to have won it twice, both as a challenger and defender leading a crew.
Andrea Henriquet: “I fell in love with sailing using a 3-metre launch and the adventures told to me by my father and my family of sailors”
Andrea Henriquet is a sailor born in 1961 in Sestri Levante. Skipper and world champion in sailing, he took part in a round the world tour and some of the most important sailing competitions. He is now a sailing instructor and works in training.
Andrea Balistreri is the youngest master craftsman in Italy: “I work with my father who taught me to take pride in the trade”
Michele and Andrea Balistreri, father and son, are two master craftsmen from La Spezia. They are two of the last artisans building boats for the Palio del Golfo and who still do caulking
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