Agostino Straulino

Agostino Straulino (* 10. October 1914 in Lussinpiccolo (island Lussino); † 14. December 2004 in Rome) was an Italian sail sportsman. It won olympic gold medal and silver medal in the star boat class, eight sequential European championships and two world championships in this class and was world champion in the 5.5m-Klasse.

Straulino made its first sail experiences as a child at the istrischen coast of the northern Adria. It visited later the naval academy in Livorno and was during its naval career temporarily a commander of the sail school ship Amerigo Vespucci and became finally countering admiral.

Between 1949 and 1956 he won eight sequential European championships in the star boat class. 1952 and 1953 he was world champion likewise in this class. The high point of its career as sportsmen was the profit the gold medal 1952 with the olympic plays before Helsinki. Four years later it won the silver medal before Melbourne. After the separation from its Vorschoter Nico Rode, participated Straulino with its new Vorschoter Carolo Rolandi in two further olympic plays in the star boat class (Rome, 1960, fourth place) and the 5.5m-Klasse (Tokyo, 1964, fourth place). One year later he became a commander of the Amerigo Vespucci and won in the same year the world championship in the 5.5m-Klasse.

It participated further in rain corroding on larger boats and won the a clay/tone he cup postage Cervo 1973 and the Italian long-distance running Giraglia.


 

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