Born in Turin on April 9th, 1968, he starts to familiarize with water from the very beginning in Alassio where, because or thanks to his father's passion for the sea, he starts sailing first on the typical inflatable boat and then on bigger and bigger boats during the classical summer cruises.
At 18 he develops his passion for regattas, which brings him to embark "wherever there's a place", coming to know Guido Maisto (whom he defines his master), who brings him to gaining experience in long-range during the transfers of Broksfield and Wor60 Merit Cup from England to the Mediterranean Sea.
He then becomes member of the crew of Loro Piana's My Song maxy. After some years at high level he decides with his brother Vanni to pass on the other side of the barricade, becoming ship-owner with a Platu 25 (Fra Martina) that soon becomes the reference point for the class thanks to its constant successes. In the palmares he counts an European Championship and a second placement, an Italian Championship, a second and a fourth placement at the World Championships. In 2007 the new challenge of the Melges 24 starts.
Since professional yachting is still a hobby, after classical studies and a degree in Economics and the certified asChartered Accountant he starts the activity of controller for the family's business of automotive components. In yachting and regattas, he's fascinated by the incredible mix of technique, technology, talent, team spirit of the group that allows to win a regatta. He also competes in golf, tennis and ski.