Olympic gold medallist in the Nacra 17 class in Tokyo 2021, has already earned the highly prestigious 'Collare d'Oro al Merito Sportivo' award (2018 - 2021 - 2022) and Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2022. Ruggero has a degree in Information Engineering and Business Management. At the age of 13 he won the Italian, Swiss and European champion titles in the Optimist class. He then raced in the 29er class before moving up to 49ers in which he has been multiple Italian Champion. After participating - with bowman Pietro Zucchetti - in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, he turned to the Nacra 17 where, with bowwoman Caterina Banti, with whom he has won the European and world championships and the gold medal in Tokyo. Ruggero worked with Team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli in the preparation for the 36th America's Cup challenge but was unable to compete due to the Olympics being moved to the summer of 2021. He is passionate about skiing, snowboarding and paragliding. If he were not a professional sailor, he would be a skier. The 2024 event with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli will be his first America's Cup.