Francesco de Angelis (yachtsman)
Born in Naples, de Angelis was five times World Champion in different classes: 1987 in J24 at Capri, 1989 in Naples and Denmark in the One Ton Class, in 1995 also in Denmark and in 1996 in Greece with ILC40 Class.
In 1995 he also won the Admiral's Cup, to which he later added a Sardinia Cup and two Swan Cups. His palmares is completed by two European and nice Italian titles in different classes. In 2000, after the victory in the Louis Vuitton cup, he led Luna Rossa-Prada in the America's Cup final, but was beaten 5-0 by New Zealand Black Magic, led by Russell Coutts. In 2003 he was again helmsman of Luna Rossa in the XXXI America's Cup campaign, this time defeated in the Louis Vuitton's semi-finals by One World.
- Luna Rossa Challenge official website (Italian) (English)
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