Guido began kayaking at the age of thirteen and has paddled along the coasts of France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, South Africa, the Solent, the Scilly Isles, the English Channel, the Bristol Channel, New Zealand, Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Elba and many of the smaller Italian islands.
He paddled WW with the Milan Canoe Club in the seventies and independently from the eighties onwards the most difficult whitewater in the Alps (Anza, Boite, Clarée, Diveria, Dora Val Veny, Dora Val Ferret, Enns, Gail, Giona, Guil, Guisanne, Großarlbach, Hinterrhein, Inn, Lassing, Maggia, Moesa, Mastallone, Noce, Orco, Rosanna, Salza, Salzach, Sanna, Sesia, Sarca di Val di Genova, Sermenza, Sessera, Soça, Strona, Ubaye, Verzasca, etc), several of which are “first descend”.
Guido holds a Sea Kayak FICK Coach, Guide, Maestro, Maestro Paddle-Ability and Maestro Assessor Certificate (Italian Canoe and Kayak Federation). He holds a BC 4 Star Leader and ISKGA Advanced Guide (International Sea Kayak Guide Association) certificate and runs the ISKGA Authorised Training Center in Italy.
Guido has coached and guided since 1975 and speaks italian, french, english and german.
He is the first kayaker to have single-handedly circumnavigated the Italian peninsula from Trieste to Ventimiglia (2011), without any support, covering 2009 miles over 94 days of paddling at an average of 21.4 miles per day.
He then paddled single-handed around Sicily from Catania to Catania, covering 599 miles over 25 days of paddling at an average of 24.0 miles per day and around Sardinia from Cagliari to Cagliari covering 587 miles over 21 days of paddling at an average of 28.0 miles per day.
Guido sailed professionally for 30 years in the IOR – IMS – IRC and Maxi classes and took part in 21 Italian and 16 World Championships as navigator and sail trimmer. 1980-81: navigator, sail trimmer and helmsman on board Rolly Go during the Whitbread Round the Word Race (28,000 miles in 4 legs), now known as the Volvo Ocean Race. Awarded the Silver Medal for Athletics by CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee) in 1985. Guido holds the Italian Offshore Yachtmaster Certificate, he’s Sailing Instructor at the largest sailing school in Italy, Centro Velico Caprera, for all levels of instruction.