Michele is a multi-skilled sailor who has has sailed in roles of bowman, pitman, boat captain, trimmer and rigger. Throughout his career he has performed in these roles in match races, between the buoys and off-shore.
He has been seven times world champion in the classes Maxi, Maxi 72, RC 44 and won Offshore races in RORC 600 (2015-2017), Transpac (2011) and the Middle Sea Race (2005-2013-2015). Winner on Azzurra of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice in 2009.
This is his second America’s Cup, following the participation in XXXII edition, with Luna Rossa too.