Olympic hopefuls go to school at Luna Rossa

Take a look at Fabio Taccola’s photo above: the boys of the blue Olympic sailing team take a lesson from a more than titled “professor.” Luna Rossa helmsman Francesco Bruni.

In fact, the Olympic National Sailing Team and the Luna Rossa team have entered into a collaboration agreement that kicked off with a series of theoretical lectures on racing strategy and the application of regulations given by Bruni. Classes are taking place in Cagliari-where Team Luna Rossa has its base of operations and where the Olympic National Team is engaged in its winter training session-and activities will continue in the coming weeks, both on land and at sea.

National Sailing Team Technical Director Michele Marchesini said: “Luna Rossa represents Italian excellence in the world, not only in the field of sailing, but also in technology and team management; therefore, I am convinced that a communicating vessel system between Luna Rossa and the Olympic Team has great and concrete potential for development. With Max Sirena, Francesco Bruni and the other members of Luna Rossa we share not only the same, but also and especially the approach to the work and the Team. What is happening in Cagliari is very positive: these are the comparisons that accelerate the growth of our athletes.” Francesco Bruni added, “I gladly joined this proposal of collaboration put forward by the Olympic National Team. Synergies of this kind are crucial and a time of growth for all. Therefore, I am happy to be able to pass on my experience and give my contribution to our Rio 2016 standard-bearers.”



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