Italy Sailing Team Jersey - Signed by the Crew
Italy sailing team jersey.
This jersey has been signed by the crew that won the world championship, and winners of 2 European championships and 2 Sailor of the Year awards Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti, making it unique.
Ruggero Tita represented Italy at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the 49er class. Currently racing in the Nacra 17 class where he won, along with the bowman Caterina Banti, a gold and a bronze medal at the world championships and 2 consecutive European titles. He has been awarded Sailor of the year twice in a row and nominated for the Rolex Sailor of the Year award. He is working with the Luna Rossa Team Prada Pirelli towards the 36th America's Cup. He has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Trento and since November 2015 he has been part of the Fiamme Gialle Sailing Section.
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“WE RUN TOGETHER – Supporting our team” is a sports initiative supporting two hospitals that have been at the heart of the fight against Covid-19, the Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo and the Fondazione Poliambulanza in Brescia. The funds raised from the auctions will go to the medical and nursing staff of these two hospitals that have tirelessly looked after Coronavirus patients in recent months.
This campaign has received the extraordinary support and blessing of Pope Francis who is actively involved in the initiative by donating some of his own personal highly valuable and prestigious sports items. Besides the Pope, many internationally renowned athletes, companies and sports clubs have joined the cause because we’re stronger together.
WE RUN TOGETHER is promoted and organized by four organizations that have always been committed to promoting the value of sport as a tool for inclusion, sharing, dialogue and peace. These organizations are:
- Atheltica Vaticana, the first sports club in Vatican City
- Sports group Fiamme Gialle (Guardia di Finanza)
- “Cortile dei Gentili”, department of the Pontifical Council for Culture (VA) to promote dialogue between believers and non-believers
- FIDAL-Lazio, Lazio region Athletic Federation.
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