At a young age of only 20 years, Peruvian sailor Stefano Peschiera is studying and sailing at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Being the 4th generation of sailors in his family, he was taken for rides on his grandfather's sailboat since the age of two. In the Optimist class he won three South Americans and finished 2nd and 3rd at the Team Racing Worlds. After three years of sailing the lasers he managerd to make the gold fleet in the two Laser Worlds Championships he has competed in.
In 2015 he managed to be the first Peruvian sailor ever who qualified for the Olympics.
After his first Olympic experience Stefano decided to first finish college which is planned for 2018, and continue fulltime sailing from then on till the next Olympics!
31st Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro
8th Pan American Games