Angelo’s sailing began in Forte dei Marmi at the age of 8, following in the footsteps of his father Gino Costa, a six-time 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 Finn where, at only sixteen years old, Angelo joined the Italian national team.
In 1988 Angelo decided to make sailing his full-time profession, abandoning the Olympic classes and
devoting himself to offshore racing as a skipper.
He worked for the most important Italian sailing companies, developing many projects for the design of new sails and testing them on
racing yachts as skipper.
In his career as a sailmaker, yachtsman and racing sailor in many Olympic classes and on offshore boats, Angelo has
also built his knowledge and experience in designing sails to specific customer requirements
using different design software for racing and cruising sails.
Angelo learned to use the best performing design software tools to create cuts and shapes
innovative, selecting a wide range of hi-tech materials, from Dacron to the latest and most sophisticated membranes of
Angelo made use of his strong background to gather a long list of successful results over the years, both as a
skipper and as tactician, participating in the most important national and international offshore races: Championships
World and European Championships, Swan Cup, Sardinia, Copa del Rey, Giraglia, 151 miles and many other racing circuits, winning numerous