His passion for sailing began at the age of eight and, like most sailors, his first experience was in the Optimist class, where he participated until the age of fifteen, subsequently moving on to the superior classes : 420, 470, Europe, a category in which he achieved his first major international results. In parallel with his competitive activity he started his professional activity, collaborating as a sailmaker, from 1992 to 1999, with a well-known sailmaker in Trieste, Olympic Sails, where he specialized in the evolution of the shapes of the sails used in the main circuits of high ground and monotype classes. It was exactly in these classes where he achieved the excellent results which then catapulted him to the top of international sailing. He has 4 world titles, 4 European titles, 2 Mediterranean Championships, 4 Maxi Rolex Cup wins, 11 Italian titles, 8 Giro d'Italia sailing races, two first places in the prestigious King's Cup of Palma de Mallorca, two Barcolane wins ... to name a few.