Ettore Botticini, skipper, born in Orbetello (GR) in 1996, started racing on Optimists at the age of seven. Developing his skills with the Circolo Nautico e della Vela Argentario, Ettore has taken part in 12 world championships and 7 Europeans and has won 4 world titles and 4 national titles. In 2015 he became interested in foiling, and in 2018 won the Youth Match Racing Championship. In 2020 he carried the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s burgee to victory in the Italian WASZP championship, aboard solo, one-design foiler. He was the first member to officially enter the team and also acts as team manager.