After graduating in construction engineering in Cagliari, Antonio specialized in sustainable technologies at La Sapienza University in Rome. He entered the nautical world at the age of 10 and started windsurfing at 14, later becoming an instructor. At the same time, he started sailing, particularly 470 dinghies. From 2014 to 2018 he was in New Zealand, working on the tech service of racing boats with the company Harken NZ and participating as bowman in national regattas, such as the Coastal Classic. As soon as the last Cup had finished, he was back on a boat, sailing from Auckland to Palma de Mallorca. The 2024 America's Cup will be his second, always with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. An all-round marine enthusiast, he enjoys water-related sports such as windsurfing, kite foiling and surfing.