Our story

“Angelo Costa: a full life in sailing; sail maker, yachtsman and racing sailor in many olympic classes and on off shore boats as well”.

Angelo’s sailing began at Forte dei Marmi at the age of 8 following  in the footsteps of his father’s Gino Costa, six times Italian champion in the Alpa “S” class. Gino trained Angelo in sailing on several classes: Flying Junior, 420, Alpa S, Flying Dutchman and finally on the Olympic class Finn where, at the age of only sixteen, Angelo joined the Italian national team.

In 1988, Angelo decided to turn sailing into his full-time profession, leaving the Olympic classes and dedicating himself to offshore races, as skipper. He worked for the most important Italian sailmakers, developing many projects for new sails design and testing them on racing yachts as a skipper.

In his career he has built his knowledge and experience also insails design based on specific customers’ requirement using several design software for racing and cruising sails. Angelo haslearned to use the most performing design software tools to create innovative cuts and shapes, selecting a wide range of hi-techmaterials, from Dacron to the most recent and sophisticated carbon membranes.

Angelo has used his strong background to collect over the years a long list of successful results, either as skipper or tactician, participating to the  most important national and international offshore races: World and European Championships, Swan Cup, Sardinia, Copa del Rey; Giraglia, and many other regatta circuits, winning several trophies.

In 20 Angelo’s experience and expertise, meet the passion and determination of his young and faithfull partner Martino Giannini. Together they have set up a new activity as sailmaker, creating their own workshop “Sail Design”. 

The quality of “Sail Design” products is immediately evident. In a few years high performance and dedicated customer’s care have brought lots of relevant references, just based on word-of-mouth with no need of other ad. 

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“Martino Giannini: a passion in sailing and sail making ”.

Martino Giannini has also many years of experience in the boating world, either in sailing or motor yachts. His great passion for sailing has brought him to participate as a sailor in important regattas and he is also a sail instructor. 

At “Sail Design” Martino works with determination combining in unique fine quality products either the highest design and manufacturing technologies with the highest care that only an expert artisan can provide.