Jacopo and Andrea are sailing together in the 49er with the goal of competing for Italy in the 2020 Olympic games.
“We started to sail together in March 2017 but it seems to have worked out fine since the results have been really encouraging!
This is the resume of our 4 regattas together:
– 3rd European Championship Kiel (4th open)
– 10th World Championship Porto
– 5th Kieler Woche
– 9th Delta Lloyd Regatta Medemblik
We are now planning everything in detail for the future and want to improve further. The goal for next season is a top 3 result and to qualify Italy for the Olympics at the 2018 ISAF Worlds. We’ll also be racing in Gamagori World Cup, Enoshima Olympic Week, Miami World Cup, Palma Princesa Sofia Trophy, Hyeres World Cup, Delta Lloyd Regatta, Kieler Woche, Euros in La Rochelle before the Worlds in Aarhus.” – Jacopo
Jacopo Plazzi is the Helm for the 49er campaign, age 27 and born in Ravenna, Italy. Jacopo has won a European bronze title and has several top ten results in 49er world-class competitions. Jacopo is highly passionate about all high-performance sailing classes and has also competed in the M32 and GC32 circuits.
Andrea Tesei is 26 and is from Trieste. Andrea is the crew on the 49er and has been sailing in class for the past five years, placing top 10 in the world rankings and finishing as runner-up in the 2015 world championships. He has also won a bronze medal at the 2017 European championships and obtained several titles and medals in national championships. Andrea has also raced in the main professional circuits such as in the Extreme Sailing Series, World Match Racing Tour and Melges World League.
The lads have recently been invited to sail as part of the Luna Rossa Americas Cup crew. When interviewed by Luna Rossa Jacopo commented “I started sailing in year 2000; I remember that winter period when I would get up during the night to watch Luna Rossa sailing live from Auckland. My passion was born thanks to this team and I am overjoyed to be part of it. The chance to contribute towards winning the Cup is my motivation to give my very best. We have been given an incredible opportunity and my goal is to learn as much as possible to return the team’s trust.”
Andrea then said “These weeks of training have given us a real feel of what it means to work in an America’s Cup team. It has been an incredible learning experience also thanks to the humility, enthusiasm and will to share of the sailors working with us. It’s hard to describe how I feel at being part of team Luna Rossa. I can’t wait to go out there and prove my gratitude by giving my absolute best to the team!”