Alessandra Sensini, Italy’s most successful Olympic sailor

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RS:X W Class - Alessandra Sensini (CC Aniene)
We are introducing you to the 30 legends of sailing. Now it is your turn to choose the greatest sailor of all time.

30 Sailors of History QOK.qxd:Layout 1Alessandra was born in Grosseto in 1970. She discovered sailboarding in ’82; five years later she was already third at the Youth World Championships. At the Barcelona ’92 Olympics she was seventh on the Mistrals, but made up for it in Atlanta ’96 by winning bronze. His career peaked with gold in Sydney in 2000. In Athens 2004 he “settled” for bronze, and in Qingdao in 2008, on the new RS:X boards that replaced the Mistral, he took home a silver.

sensini_tom 5His endless palmares also include four gold, two world silver and five European titles. After fencing champion Valentina Vezzali (five individual Olympic medals), she is the most titled Italian Olympic athlete. Under his leadership as FIV Youth Technical Director, our athletes are enjoying many successes.

Because: Alessandra is Italy’s most successful Olympic sailor ever with four medals (one gold, one silver and two bronze).

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François Gabart
Torben Grael
Francis Joyon
Robin Knox-Johnston
Ellen MacArthur
Bernard Moitessier
Mauro Pelaschier
Loick Peyron
Cino Ricci
Alessandra Sensini
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John Soldini
Agostino Straulino
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