Marco Nannini - Capo Horn

Marco Nannini - Event Director

Marco Nannini is a sailor, writer and consultant in marketing and communication with a financial background.

I know the commitment it takes to undertake a round the world sailing project. I experienced the sense of achievement it brings and the sacrifice it takes. I never underestimated the risks involved, i learnt the importance of mitigating and managing them. I wish to provide a safe and budget friendly event to achieve a dream that many sailors have.

  • DirectorBarca a Vela” – Sailing magazine – Current;
  • CEOPrime Consulting” – SME Business Consultancy – Current;
  • Director “Training Centre for Offshore Sailing” – 2013 to 2018;
  • Author Dalla banca all’oceano Longanesi – 2015;
  • Medal for Merit – Presidency of the Senate, Italy 2013;
  • Sailor of the Year, Italy 2012;
  • Global Ocean Race 2011/2012 – Competitor, Class 40, 2nd Overall;
  • Route du Rhum 2010 – Competitor, Class40, 27th/45;
  • Round Britain and Ireland – Competitor, Class40, 2nd Overall;
  • OSTAR 2009 – Competitor IRC3, 1st Place;
  • Risk Manager – UniCredit – 2006 to 2011;
  • Business Analyst – Finance – 2000 to 2006;
  • 1st Class Hons Degree in Economics and Finance – University of York, Class 2000;

Gregory Debord

Professional boat builder, carpenter, designer, engineering of sailing and motor yachts  for more than 20 years in the Arcachon basin in France.


Peter Kropotkin

CTO of Prime Consulting Peter has extensive experience in website building, social media management, online advert-isement, SEM, SEO.

Margherita PelaschierRound

Margherita Pelaschier

Margherita Pelaschier is a Copywriter, SEO consultant and sailor. She has worked on events such as the LV Cup and  America’s Cup.