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 Ambrogio Fogar

Ambrogio Fogar

Birth
Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Death 23 Aug 2005 (aged 64)
Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Burial Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Memorial ID 32864993 · View Source
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Italian sailor, rally driver and all-round adventurer. His exploits included a number of successful long-distance sailing feats, such as becoming the first Italian to sail single-handedly from east to west around the world. In 1978, after being capsized by killer whales, he survived more than ten weeks in a life raft of the South Atlantic along with a friend, the journalist Mauro Mancini, who died of pneumonia two days after they were rescued. After this, Fogar largely abandoned sailing. He made an unsuccessful attempt to walk to the North Pole and competed several times in the Dakar Rally. In 1992 Fogar was paralysed from the neck down following a jeep accident while rallying in Turkmenistan. This did not end his adventurous spirit, and in 1997, in a wheelchair, he competed in a round-Italy yacht race. He was awarded a Gold Medal for Sailor Valor. Fogar died at the age of 64.

Cause of death: Heart failure.


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  • Added: 12 Jan 2009
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ambrogio Fogar (13 Aug 1941–23 Aug 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32864993, citing Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy ; Maintained by laura from Italy (contributor 46887287) .