FABIO ANNIGONI BIO
Fabio Annigoni, founder and instructor of K38 Italia in his native Italy created a food business from 1982 to 2005. Mr. Annigoni is the founder of 3 fresh pasta shops located in Genoa, Italy.
Fabio is strongly passionate about the sea and water sports. He began his professional career with sailing boats, competing in international regattas, which provided a wonderful way to visit beautiful places and meet nice people.
His boating safety breakthrough began when he had the opportunity to test a Personal Water Craft (Aquabike) a vehicle that combines his passion for the sea with complimentary power and speed.
Fabio soon began to compete with Aquabikes. He competed in the Powerboat sports aggressively and in 1999 Fabio traveled to America to attend the World Finals of PWC racing as a competitor representing Italy. For the first time he was able to observe and test what would later become his main occupation; a Rescue Boat Operator for Aquabikes (PWC).
Since there were no schools of this kind in Italy nor in Europe at that time, Fabio went to the USA soon after the World Finals. He began attending a variety of K38 training programs. He began to build and focus upon his instructor qualifications. He soon achieved a masters level qualification for instructor status.
After a few years he became an Italian National and then and International Rescue Water Craft (RWC) Instructor and the propritor of K38 Italia. Fabio was the first person to introduce professional standards and Rescue Water Craft training to both Europe and Asia.
Fabio Annigoni has been responsible for the water safety of National and International Personal Water Craft competitions and is the lead trainer of several prestigous Course Marshals Programs throughout Europe, Russia and the Ukraine.
His experience was also employed by the Italian Coast Guard to create the first regulations to manage the use of Rescue Water Craft for the Italian Lifeguard
To date, Fabio Annigoni continues his educational outreach by training Rescue Water Craft Operators worldwide and providing assistance to numerous nautical events under the K38 banner.
Although his headquarters are in Genoa, his work often takes him around the world. He has been instrumental in effecting positive change in the K38 Way of Training and assisting in drowning prevention, accident prevention and training the highest level of boat operators in our community.