Furio Benussi and the appointment

Furio Benussi and the appointment <br>with<br>Barcolana53

Gente di Mare - Furio Benussi and the appointment with Barcolana53


On the occasion of the 53rd edition of the largest regatta in the world, the Barcolana of Trieste, scheduled from 1 to 10 October 2021, we want to retrace the successes of one of the protagonists of this extraordinary event, Furio Benussi.


Who is Furio Benussi?


Professional sailor, helmsman, tactician, and tailer, Furio Benussi is today the team manager of ARCA SGR - FAST and FURIO Sailing Team, a 100-foot Maxi Yacht.
SLAM begins its partnership with Furio Benussi on the occasion of Barcolana, more precisely with the 48th edition in 2016, which sees him as the winner aboard the Alfa Romeo boat; the sailor from Trieste has confirmed as champion also in the two following editions, with the Maxi Spirit of Portopiccolo (ex Morning Glory).
Also noteworthy is the recovery project of a disused and completely abandoned hull in a square on the island of Menorca, promoted by Furio starting from 2019; several months later, following an intense work in the yard, the boat is ready to return to the regatta fields. This initiative earned him recognition from the One Ocean Foundation, which welcomes the sailor among its Ocean Defenders.


Furio Benussi Palmares 2021


To make an excursus of his latest successes, in 2021 Furio wins numerous Line Honours:

  • the XXX Moro Challenge in Venice
  • the 151 Miglia
  • the Rolex Giraglia
  • Palermo Montecarlo
  • Trieste - San Giovanni in Pelago - Trieste

In September 2021, in the waters of the Costa Smeralda, he had the opportunity to deal with the latest Maxi projects launched during the MAXI YACHT ROLEX CUP, while the next challenges that await him will all be played "at home" in the upper Adriatic:

  • Barcolana, Trieste 
  • Venezia, Venice Hospitality Challenge 
  • Veleziana


Furio Benussi and the Arca SGR Team at Barcolana53


Barcolana53 is an important event in the world of the sailing scene. For the team manager Furio Benussi and for the entire crew, being aboard a 100-foot maxi racing yacht like Arca SGR is also a great opportunity to thoroughly test our products, on different racing fields and in any conditions, thanks to the packed calendar of scheduled regattas. The team is made up of a mix of experienced professionals and promising young sailors from different Olympic classes with whom we share the spirit, passion, and continuous research in innovation.
The products worn by the team include the Win-D 2 Force men's jacket, characterized by heat-taped seams, which are made using a special tape on the back of the fabric, which prevents water from entering through the micro-holes in the seams; another product chosen by the team to face the regatta is the WIN-D DEFENSE THERMAL men's jacket, the second thermal layer with a special windproof and anti-drop membrane on the front and a seamless process with active yarns that have bacteriostatic and thermoregulating properties on the back.

Among the associations supported by the team, we mention Io Do Una Mano, an Italian non-profit, which aims to help children by organizing the creation in 3D printing of artificial limbs with recycled plastic, intended for children who, due to illnesses or injuries, need of such prostheses.
ARCA SGR also promotes the Sailing for Children project, signed by "Il Porto dei Piccoli" together with the Gaslini Children's Hospital in Genoa: some small sailors, on the occasion of Rolex Giraglia 2021, had the honour of getting on board with the crew of the Fast and Furio Sailing Team, which organized very special training sessions for these little athletes.

We just have to enjoy the event with an eye always on the horizon: passion and innovation will be able to propel every talent towards success!