Luigi Lang comes from an Italian family that has always been passionate about the sea and yachting. One of the founders of the A.I.V.E. (Associazione Italiana Vele d'Epoca), and its' Executive Secretary for more than twenty years, he has been also an active member of the C.I.M. (Comité International de la Méditerranée). Lang is one of the creators of the great racing seasons of classic yachting in the Mediterranean. Here he acquired vast experience in the history of yachting and of ratings, thanks also to the creation of the C.I.M. Rating Rules for Classic and Vintage Yachts.
Together with Dyer Jones, Lang is the author of The Twelve Metre Class, the fundamental text on the Class history and evolution. He has also written the volume Great Sailing Yachts from 1880 to 1930 and is the co-author of several monographs and related studies.
Jacques Taglang is French, with a passion for the sea and sailing. A founding member of the Yacht Club Classique de La Rochelle, he contributes to several French and international yachting magazines. Taglang is both author and co-author of several volumes: America’s Cup Yacht Designs, American & British Yacht Designs, Velox, Endeavour 1934, J Class, Viola. A specialist in the history of the America's Cup (he was the historian of the 2007 America's Cup website), Taglang has also realized several exhibitions (Regates Royales 2003, Cup 2007). He has an imposing library and a none the less impressive collection of documents on world yachting.