The eclectic, Checco Bruni with three Olympics in three different classes, one World title in the Laser and five America’s Cup campaigns under his belt, is one of Italy’s best helmsmen. A true master at making the boat go fast and at keeping the crew on its toes at all time, a real fiery Sicilian.
He kept the leadership in the SSL Ranking for the longest time, over one year, thanks to his success in the once Olympic double handed keelboat. A four time Olympian, he’s now making his way into professional coaching, Diego Negri will share his strategic knowledge with the Italian team.
Athletic, nimble and agile, Matteo is a natural born bowman. From the mast up he controls the sails and ropes, always quick in response to any tactical decision; his heart rate is well trained to the ups and downs of his role, and his feet know how to handle the slippery and shaky surface of the huge maxis, in which class he is a two time world champion.