Santiago Lange

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Santiago Lange
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Personal information
Full nameSantiago Raúl Lange
Nationality Argentina
Born (1961-09-22) 22 September 1961 (age 58)
San Isidro, Argentina
Sailing career
Club Club Náutico San Isidro

Santiago Raúl Lange (born September 22, 1961 in San Isidro, Argentina) is an Argentine Olympic sailor and a naval architect.

Lange competed in six editions of the Summer Olympics representing Argentina in: 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2016. He obtained two bronze medals in the category Tornado along with teammate Carlos Espínola (2004 and 2008) and the gold medal in the category Nacra 17 alongside Cecilia Carranza Saroli in 2016.

He is 4 times World Champion, with 3 Snipe World Championships (1985, 1993 and 1995) and 1 Tornado World Championship (2004), twice runner-up in 1987 (Snipe) and 2006 (Tornado), and 3 times third place in 1979 (Cadet), 2003 (Tornado) and 2018 (Nacra 17).

He also won the silver medal at the 1987 Pan American Games (Snipe) and the 1995 Pan American Games (Laser).

In 1985 he won the Snipe South American Championship.

He has twice sailed the Volvo Ocean Race; in 2001–02 on Team SEB and in 2008–09 on Telefónica Black.[1]

He sailed for Victory Challenge in the 2007 Louis Vuitton Cup. Santiago Lange was a member of Artemis Racing, the Swedish Challenger for the 34th America's Cup.[2]

Lange's sons Yago and Klaus are also Olympic sailors.[3]

In 2016, he was named Sailor of the Year by World Sailing.


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  3. ^ Sartori, Hernán (August 18, 2016). "Hijos de tigre: Yago y Klaus Lange". Clarín. Retrieved September 18, 2016.

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