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November 29, 2021: "A Decade of Sailing Revolution"

  • November 29, 2021
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Mario Caponnetto
  • Faculty Host: Stefano Brizzolara

Abstract: A review of the dramatic changes of performance from displacing to foiling sailing yacht.

Bio: Sailor, naval architect and marine engineer

  • 1987. Degreed with honors at the University of Genoa
  • 1989-1991. Fincantieri Shipyard: hull and propeller design.
  • 1991-1992. Il Moro di Venezia: winner of the Luis Vuitton Cup.
  • 1992-1997. University of Genoa: researcher, potential flow methods. 
  • 1998. EPFL, Ecole Politecniche Federale Lausanne: CFD, VOF methods.
  • 1999-2003. ROLLA SP Propeller: propeller and planing yachts design and optimization.
  • 2004-2007. Luna Rossa, America’s Cup semi finalist.
  • 2007-2010. BMW-ORACLE: America’s Cup winner.
  • 2010-2013. ORACLE Team USA: America’s Cup winner.
  • 2014. Luna Rossa: retired from the America’s Cup.
  • 2015-2017. BAR: America’s Cup participant.
  • 2017-. Co-founder of Caponnetto-Hueber SL.
  • 2017-2021. Luna Rossa: winner of the PRADA Cup.