Vasco Vascotto: if he comes second, it’s news

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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 1Vasco Vascotto, with that name that sticks in your head, is a real racing machine. Strong, very strong: from Trieste (born in Muggia), class of 1969, he is the Italian who has won the most in the history of sailing. Twenty-five world titles, a myriad of Italian and European championship wins, to the point that he himself cannot remember them all. He won his 25th rainbow title with the TP52 Azzurra (as tactician): the TP52 circuit remains his top program among the many currently in existence.

Vascotto 2Ladies and gentlemen, this is Vasco Vascotto, the most titled sailor between offshore and monotype. From J24s to Farr 40s, RC44s to Soto 40s, through ORC, ILC30s and IMS, he has won it all. Also the 1999 Admiral’s Cup, two bronze medals at the Isaf World Championships, five Giri d’Italia a Vela. In 2007 he was the skipper of Mascalzone Latino in the 32nd America’s Cup.

Because: No Italian (and, in our memory, foreign) sailor has won as many rainbow titles as Vascotto. On monotypes and on the high seas, he is number one. We don’t say that, but the numbers do.

IS HE THE GREATEST IN YOUR OPINION? VOTE IT HERE!

DISCOVER ALL THE STORIES OF THE 30 SAILING LEGENDS HERE

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Francis Chichester
Dennis Conner
Russell Coutts
Laura Dekker
Michel Desjoyeaux
Alexander Di Benedetto
Vito Dumas
Paul Elvstrom
Ambrose Fogar
François Gabart
Torben Grael
Francis Joyon
Robin Knox-Johnston
Ellen MacArthur
Bernard Moitessier
Mauro Pelaschier
Loick Peyron
Cino Ricci
Alessandra Sensini
Ernest Shackleton
Joshua Slocum
John Soldini
Agostino Straulino
Eric Tabarly
Vasco Vascotto

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