Santiago Lange

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Santiago Lange
Personal information
Full nameSantiago Raúl Lange
Nationality Argentina
Born (1961-09-22) 22 September 1961 (age 62)
San Isidro, Argentina
Sailing career
Club Club Náutico San Isidro
College teamSolent University
Competition record
Representing  Argentina
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Nacra 17
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Tornado
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Tornado
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Buenos Aires Snipe
Gold medal – first place 1993 Porto Alegre Snipe
Gold medal – first place 1995 Rimini Snipe
Gold medal – first place 2004 Palma de Mallorca Tornado
Silver medal – second place 1987 La Rochelle Snipe
Silver medal – second place 2006 San Isidro Tornado
Silver medal – second place 2014 Santander Nacra 17
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Torquay Cadet
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Cádiz Tornado
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Aarhus Nacra 17
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1987 Indianapolis Snipe
Silver medal – second place 1995 Mar del Plata Laser

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

Sailing career[edit]

He studied Naval Architecture at Southampton College of Higher Education (now known as Solent University) he did a degree in yacht design. He went on to work for Argentina designer German Frers for a couple of years before concentrating on competitive sailing.[1]


Representing Argentina over 32 years period he competed seven times in the Summer Olympics winning a gold and two bronze medals.

Pos. Games Class Crew Notes Ref.
9 1988 - Busan (KOR) Soling Pedro Ferrero
Raúl Lena
9 1996 - Savannah (USA) Laser N/A
10 2000 - Sydney (AUS) Tornado Mariano Parada
 Bronze 2004 - Athens (GRE) Tornado Carlos Espínola
 Bronze 2008 - Qingdao (CHN) Tornado Carlos Espínola
 Gold 2016 - Rio (BRA) Nacra 17 Cecilia Carranza
7 2020 - Enoshima (JPN) Nacra 17 Foiling Cecilia Carranza

He qualified to represent Argentina at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[2] He was one of Argentina's flag bearers for the opening ceremony at the 2020 Olympic Games.[3]

World Championships[edit]

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).[4]

Offshore Sailing[edit]

He has twice sailed the Volvo Ocean Race; in 2001–02 on Team SEB and in 2008–09 on Telefónica Black.[5][6]

America Cup[edit]

He sailed for Victory Challenge in the 2007 Louis Vuitton Cup.

For the 34th America's Cup was a member of Artemis Racing the Swedish Challenger.[7]

Other Events[edit]

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.


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

Personal life[edit]

Lange's sons Yago and Klaus are who are also Olympic sailors.[8]

One of the most remarkable things is that in 2015 following repeatable illness he was diagnosed with cancer in his lung which required 25% removal of one of his lungs[9][10] he battled back quickly to take gold despite loss of fitness and time on the water so close to the games in which he won gold.


  1. ^ Lange, Santiago (22 April 2021). "Chapter 3". Wind: The Journey of My Life Hardcover. PANTAURO. ISBN 9783710550096.
  2. ^ "Sailing-Five to watch at the Tokyo Olympics". Reuters. 2021-06-24. Retrieved 2021-06-27.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Santiago Lange: Snipe World Champion to Gold Medal Winner". 17 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Crew Changes All Around". 8 November 2001.
  6. ^ Myant-Best, Niall (14 July 2020). "Off Watch - A Conversation with Santiago Lange". YouTube. The Ocean Race. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Artemis Racing".
  8. ^ Sartori, Hernán (August 18, 2016). "Hijos de tigre: Yago y Klaus Lange". Clarín. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  9. ^ Series 2 - Ep8 - Olympic Stories Part 2.
  10. ^ "Santiago Lange fights back after cancer battle".

External links[edit]

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