Santiago Lange

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Santiago Lange
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Personal information
Full name Santiago Raúl Lange
Nationality  Argentina
Born (1961-09-22)22 September 1961
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 third place in 2003 (Tornado).

He also won the silver medal at the 1987 Pan American Games and was South American champion in 1985.

His father competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics, finishing fourth in his event.

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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