Fra Martina Sailing Team was founded in 1997 from the passion for the sea of Vanni and Edoardo Pavesio, two Turinese brothers.
After several years of experience in regattas on the most beautiful and important boats in the Mediterranean Sea, they decided to become ship-owners and take in first person all the burdens and the honors. They decided to concentrate on monotypes for regattas: thanks to their spectacularity, they guarantee strong emotions both to those who pilot them and to the spectators. In order to achieve the best results the team members are chosen among the best Italian yachtsmen, also in order to guarantee the maximum visibility to the sponsors and an adequate return of investment. The Fra Martina colours have been worn by: Vasco Vascotto (tactician for Damiani Italia Challenge at Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in Auckland 2009 and for Mascalzone Latino at the 2007 America's Cup), Flavio Favini (skipper and helmsman for Mascalzone Latino), Lorenzo Bressani (several times World champion in different classes), Hugo Rocha (Bronze medal on 470 in Atlanta 1996), Gabriele Benussi, Lorenzo Bodini
For 2015 Season the Fra Martina Sailing Team (the name derives from the first owned regatta boat) will take part to the Melges 32, "owner driver" class, where the ship-owner also helm the boat. Following the success in USA, it is fast developing in Italy and Europe. It's commonly defined as the monotype class of the future.