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FRANCESCA CIRILLO RUSSO
BOWMAN
NATIONALITY: ITALIAN

Beginning with the Optimist at just 9 years of age, Francesca remained in the younger class until 2010 when, in Poland, she won the European women's title. Russo started sailing in 420 together with Carlotta Omari  winning the Women's World Cup in Travemunde (2014) and Sanremo (2016 with Alice Linussi) and the Italian title several times. She has recently moved to class 470, where she is making significant progress.