Santiago Lange

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Santiago Lange
Santiago Lange.jpg
Personal information
Full nameSantiago Raúl Lange
Nationality Argentina
Born (1961-09-22) 22 September 1961 (age 59)
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 six times in the Summer Olympics representing Argentina in: 1988 (Soling), 1996 (Laser), 2000 (Tornado), 2004 (Tornado), 2008 (Tornado), and 2016 (Nacra 17).[1] He won 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 in 2016.

He is a 4 time 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.[2]

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.[3]

Lange's sons Yago and Klaus are also Olympic sailors.[4]

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

He qualified to represent Argentina at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[5] He was one of Argentina's flag bearers for the opening ceremony.[6]


  1. ^ Myant-Best, Niall (14 July 2020). "Off Watch - A Conversation with Santiago Lange". YouTube. The Ocean Race. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Crew Changes All Around".
  3. ^ "Artemis Racing".
  4. ^ Sartori, Hernán (August 18, 2016). "Hijos de tigre: Yago y Klaus Lange". Clarín. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Sailing-Five to watch at the Tokyo Olympics". Reuters. 2021-06-24. Retrieved 2021-06-27.
  6. ^ "Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza will be the Argentine flag bearers at the Olympic Games". Market Research Telecast. 2021-06-23. Retrieved 2021-06-27.

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Sebastiano Gastaldi
Flagbearer for  Argentina
Tokyo 2020
Cecilia Carranza
Succeeded by