Born in Trieste, Stefano has been linked to the sea since childhood. His first significant experience in the world of sailing dates back to 1994, when he sails around the world for eight months on board Orsa Maggiore, a 30 meter Navy ketch, reaching Indonesia. Although choosing a different professional career, Visintin has never left the world of competition and at the beginning of the new millennium he was very active in the high seas, as a member of the crew of prestigious boats (Sky, Kixxme, Vanish II and All Trieste). Over the past few seasons he has chosen to commit himself to the helm of the Melges 20. Vice world champion Melges32 2019.