Banks Sails is a well-known International network with sail lofts throughout the world that was first set up fifty years ago. Banks Sails Italy, set up in 1990, is currently at the fore front of this group and they came up and developed the MEMBRANE concept. Banks Italy has a long and successful record in the racing scene and can also rely on an in depth knowledge of the necessary engineering and materials that apply to modern sail making. The company is lead by Paolo Semeraro, who is an engineer and professional sailor, with two Olympic campaigns, an America’s Cup and numerous victories in several other championships.