Ettore Botticini - Italy
WS Ranking: 4
Ettore first competed in the Argo Group Gold Cup in 2018 and are looking to improve on their rankings for 2019. Ettore started sailing Optimists at the age of seven winning his first event, the Italian Optimist Championship, in 2010. After going on to compete in two Optimist World Championships finishing within the top five, he then started sailing and competing in both International 420 and 470 Class Dinghies before taking on a more technical boat, The Vaurien, and winning the World Cup in 2014 as well as securing several other Italian titles. Ettore went on to participate in the Red Bull Foiling Generation in 2015 finishing 2nd in a Flying Phantom catamaran. Ettore and fellow team mate, Simone Busonero formed a match racing team in 2016, the “CNVA Sailing Team” and since then have been competing all over the world consistently finishing in the top rankings as well as finishing as quarter finalists in the 2018 Argo Group Gold Cup and winning the Youth World Title in the same year.
Crew: Simone Busonero, Andrea Fornaro, Lorenzo Gennari