LUCAS CALABRESE BIO
Lucas Calabrese was born in December 12, 1986, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a professional sailor and coach who has achieved and Olympic Medal in London 2012 and two World titles.
“Talent, hard work and motivation took this driven sailor to the top. For him, a good athlete is the one who understands how important his competitors are to his growth, as they are the ones who push him to reach his best potential.”
He started his sailing career in Optimist and quickly demonstrated his abilities after winning the Optimist World Championship in 2001, and accomplishing other important results in the class such as 2nd in the 2000 World Championship.
After Optis, he jumped in the International 420 Class looking forward to his 470 Olympic career. He won the Bronze at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship and many International titles.
In 2004 he was chosen by the International Olympic Committee as an “Olympic Promise”, to be supported in his path to the Olympic Games.
Lucas started a long trip to get the economical resources to make his future Olympic career. He travelled all around the world sailing and coaching many teams in different boats before he bought his first 470 boat.
This is the way how Lucas got to United States in 2007, taking many national teams to the top of the International Regattas by sharing his knowledge to improve the US Sailing in the world.
In 2009 he started his 470 Olympic career and only three years later he got the Bronze Olympic Medal in London 2012.
He has been ranked top 5 in the World in 2013 and 2014.
After attending to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, Lucas focused on Keel boat racing.
From 2017 to 2018, he mostly raced in the Etchells class and J/70 class as a tactician. He soon started to achieve successful results: First place at the 2018 Etchells North American Championship, second place at the 2018 Melges 24 Worlds, and (finally) a victorious first place at the 2018 J/70 World Championships next to the Rolex Sailor of the Year, Jud Smith.
Lucas is the guy with the 1K failures and 1M learnings. He is as intense as a high performing athlete and an elite professional should be to reach the excellence that top results require. Lucas is a fearless leader whose performance reflects many years in a career that gave him the skills and patience to optimize and combine all available resources while working tirelessly to attain his goals.