2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race
28 Feb 15
MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night.
Volvo Ocean Race
Date of Birth:
Roles and Responsibilities
Office and Administration
|Carlo Croce started sailing aged 6 years old in a Dragon with his father, before graduating to the smaller Optimist. He raced Flying Juniors, then campaigned a Star with his brother and narrowly lost selection for the 1968 Olympics. He then moved into the Flying Dutchman and he reprerented Italy at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics.After Olympic sailing, he developed a love of racing offshore, including the 3/4 Ton Cup 1/2 Ton Cup and 1 Ton Cup, often racing with Paul Elvstrom, who was a mentor to him. He has also competed in the Admiral's Cup, and numerous offshore races, including classics such the Fastnet Race and Giraglia|
|It was a natural step to become involved in the America's Cup, and in 1987 I was appointed CEO of Italia, going on to be involved in the 2001 Luna Rossa campaign, and President for the 2004 and 2007 Luna Rossa Challenges. A key part of my role was securing sponsors, and managing their ongoing involvement in our projects. The Volvo Ocean race has also been close to my heart, and I managed Giovanni Solidini's campaign, but despite raising EUR6.5 million, we were unable to meet the required budget to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race.|
Other Sports Administration
President of Yacht Club Italiano - 1987 to present
In 2007 he became President of "Comitè Internazional de la Méditerranée", organization founded by Yacht Club del France, Yacht Club Italiano e Real Club Nautico de Barcelona and in 2009 he has been elected President of "Italia 70".
He has been Member of board of "Federazione Italina Vela" and became President in 2008; he is still in office.
He is Member of the Board of "Istituzione Musei del Mare e della Navigazione" the institution that administrates several association in Genoa, and first of all, the "Galata Museo del Mare" one of the most important See Museums.
Founder of Fondazione Nave Italia - 2007 to present