Their head trainer is their city, Genoa. Thousands of years of history in the hull, with the bow directed on a straight course towards the future. Genoa that carries the scent that wafts from narrow, sloped Ligurian alleys, is beautiful from the sea as well as on land.
With their hands in their pockets to shelter them from the wind and sea, Matteo and Matteo are always ready to take hold of the shroud, with their gaze fixed on the horizon.
“We often talk with our boat, it’s our third crew member. When it really gets going, it comes alive, making us cry out, as we spur it on to go even faster. And when all’s done we thank our boat.”
The wind is their greatest ally.
The duo are humble, down-to-earth twenty somethings, who are no longer just athletes, but fully-fledged champions, waiting in anticipation forTokyo 2020.
“Thanks to the hard work we have put in, we are ready to make the great leap. Continuing to compete at a high level requires a great sacrifice: we can travel, and go around the world, but we have little time to spend with our family and to enjoy our interests. As well as this, there are our studies, we both study Economics. And there’s also the sea. We have the World Cup, and the European and World Championships coming up, and all this is done with a view of giving us the best chance to reach the Olympics. Our main goal is have Italy qualify for the Olympics” Matteo and Matteo