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Antonio Nappi - Experiences


Great lover of sports and the sea has always, professionally and personally, dedicated a lot of time in various disciplines such as sailing, tennis, basket-ball, alpine and cross skiing, swimming, hang gliding, hiking and fencing transforming the passion for sports in a professional career. That has led him to collaborate with the most famous champions, major organizations and international circuits.

H2O RIDERS Science & Management

Management consulting - Cross-cultural business - International Events


Director - Italia


A multicultural EXECUTIVE with gravitas, composure under pressure, and multilingual skills. 25+ years' experience in ADVISING decision-makers while developing, selling, and fulfilling business strategies, multi-million-dollar global events, and leading crosscultural teams while continuously contribute to intellectual capital. A COMPANY in global thinking, executive-engaging solutions, and creating competitive advantages. PROVEN track record in delivering major sports events while building, and cultivating, trusted relationships with stakeholders. A REMARKABLE ability to analyse cultural differences, effectively communicate with people worldwide and transform solutions in actionable plans.


The first international platform dedicated to overnight stays on a boat.


Business Development External Consultant.


Consultancy for Specialized Superyacht Marine


Design, management, coordination of Technical Area and consulting for international project of technical assistance and life style dedicated to luxury yachting in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea.



With the experience gained aboard luxury yachts and various boats Antonio Nappi has expanded the range of action Also to the organization of exclusive special activities, like the food experiences and tastes in prestigious locations such as villas, stately homes, museums and places with special charm and beauty in the Gulf of Naples to give the opportunity to better appreciate the beauty of the places that host them.


Active partner in the project of Historical Tugboat Vittorino 1914


2012 - 2013 Consultations, information exchange and cooperation with the various departments of the organization of the Naples World Series of the 34th America's Cup (ACEA, America’s Cup Event Authority, e ACRM, America’s Cup Race Management)

2006 - 2007 Referent in Italy for the promotion of the Port America's Cup Marina of Valencia, (Spain)

2006 - 2007 Referent in Italy for all the organizational phases of the Italian stages of the 32nd America's Cup Tour. Locations chosen to setup a mini-America's Cup Village created for the promotion and advertising of this great sporting event


2005 Responsible for America's Cup Management (32nd America's Cup - Valencia) for the organization of the whole section "Regatta Operations" and ground technical requirements related to the same, identifying and defining arrangements for spectator boats and section air ("no-fly zone" ) of the Trapani Louis Vuitton Acts 8 & 9

2005 Technical adviser to present the nomination of the Island of Elba to host the Italian Acts of the 32nd America's Cup (Valencia 2007)


1986 - 1987 Technical manager of the Louis Vuitton Cup regatta courses (YCCS Challenge of Record - America's Cup 1987) in Perth, W. Australia



Nautical adviser of the President of the Regional Province of Trapani for coordination, identification and organization of national and international sailing and nautical events of interest for the same province. Participation and intervention in the APQ Integrated Development of the nautical activities and tourism in the Trapani territorial context.

2001 - 2006 Ideation, management and coordination for the Tuscany Region of the ELBA CUP - Trofeo Locman, the main Italian event with the largest number of America's Cup skippers in the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (the world professional match racing circuit that sees participation of America's Cup Teams).


Sports Director of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.
Numerous collaboration with Italian and foreign Nautical Clubs.


Director of the Trapani Grand Prix, International Grand Prix of multihulls F-60 (Sicily)


Director and coordinator of the Italian Offshore Sailing Championship I.M.S., made on behalf of the Club Nautico della Vela di Napoli, on the occasion of its centennial and with the collaboration of the City of Naples.

Director and coordinator of all events organised by the Neapolitan Yacht Clubs of the Gulf of Naples (Capri-Portofino, Minialtura Italian Championship, Nastro Azzurro Sailing Week, Olympic Classes Italian Championships, etc.).



Coordination and assistance at sea to the Italian Team for the '95 and '97 editions of the Champagne Mumm Admiral's Cup (Cowes) and '96 edition of the Sardinia Cup (Porto Cervo, Sassari)

From 1995 to 2000, for the Italian Sailing Federation (FIV) and in collaboration with leading nautical clubs organizers of sailing events, it has Followed the technical aspect at the sea for the most important national and international races in the events where the Italian team raced.

Responsible for assisting at the sea for the European Team during the Admiral's Cup '99.


Participation at 1981 - '82 regatta around the world in crew "Whitbread Round the World Race".

Countless transfers and navigation with sailing and motor boats in the Mediterranean Sea and in the all the world's oceans.

Creator and director of Italia Crossing Cup - On saddle from the Adriatic to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Competition coast to coast of Italy (Pescara - Napoli) in combination between mountain biking and equestrian endurance.

Rapporteur as an organiser of events at the conference "Sailing and Sailors".

Responsible of tracks in eight editions of Alpirod (the most important sledog international competition in Europe).

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