Joaquín Razetto is one of the best sailors in Peru’s sailing history. On two occasions he has been awarded with “Laureles Deportivos del Perú”, the country’s government’s biggest distinction to an athlete for achieving a World Championship title. His success started at a young age as he conquered important national and international events. In 1999 he won the Optimist Team Racing World Championship in Martinique, France. He moved on to sail Lasers and attended 3 South American championships and became a Laser 4.7 national champion in 2003. After some years of sailing the Laser he stepped on the J24, a boat that he has been sailing for many years. He is an 8-time J24 Peruvian national champion over the years (06,08,11,12,13,17,18,19), and has participated in four World championships and two South American championships. In 2011, he and his J24 crew became vice world champions in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“Joaquín has proven to be a great sailor and person on and off the water. His talent and ability to work in a team have helped him achieve important results for the country. His competitiveness and positivity will help the team stay sharp and have a good chance at winning the cup. These skills make him a sailor anyone would love to have in their team. He is extremely excited to be part of SSL Team Peru.” (Stefano Peschiera).
Augusto is one of Peru’s best all-around sailors. After his career in youth sailing he moved on to Olympic sailing in order to complete his dream of sailing in the Olympic Games. He won a Gold medal at the Bolivarian Games in 2001 and 5 Laser National Championships in 01, 02, 04, 05, and 2010. He reached his goal in 2004 when he participated in the 2004 Olympics. He has been sailing professionally for several years on the J24, J70, Soto 40, and ORC classes. He has achieved multiple national championships in big boat racing in the previously mentioned classes. Since 2007 to this date, he has been the North Sails Manager for Peru.
“Augusto is an extremely passionate and skilled all-around sailor. He is on top of the list of Peruvian sailors with the most time spent in professional sailing on crew boats. He has been able to adapt to many roles on the boats he has competed on. His ability to adapt and perform in almost any position makes him a great pick for the SSL 47 boat. His hard work, creativity, and positive mindset have helped him achieve many important results in his life, even during times when Peruvian sailing was still small, and support was hard to get. This shows how willing he has been and still is to give it all for his country and his dreams.” (Stefano Peschiera).
Optimist at the age of six. In 2009 he won the individual and Team Racing Optimist South American Championship; it was the first of his three Optimist Team Racing South American Titles. In 2009 and 2011 he finished 2nd at the Optimist Team Racing World Championship. In 2015 he was part of the Peruvian Panamerican Games team. Besides his two Sunfish world championships, he has a 2nd, a 3rd, and a youth world championship title in that class. In 2012 when he was 15 years old, he competed in the Laser class South American Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and achieved a 2nd place overall and 1st U18 in the 4.7 class.
“The two-time Sunfish class world champion was our first ranking selection. He earned this spot on the ranking due to his hard work and dedication on the Sunfish, which is the biggest Panamerican Games class in Peru with around 40 boats. I have been fortunate to be in Alonso’s same generation when sailing Optimist. Together we shared many international events and achieved podium finishes on World, and South American events. His incredible talent and good ability to face tough challenges will help our Gold Cup team be strong and prepared towards the cup.” (Stefano Peschiera)