• Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team with hospitals in Cagliari against Coronavirus



    We are deeply connected to the city of Cagliari, where for overtwo years we have had an established base and integrated our families; it is a city we now feel a part of. When the mayor, Paolo Truzzu, contacted us personally with a request from the SS. Trinità Hospital, we responded immediately by building over 100 face shields for doctors and staff, who for days have been caring for and assisting Covid-19 patients in the local hospitals. With an extraordinary spirit of collaboration, the whole team went to work, from the shore team who built the shields, to the office staff who oversaw the logistic arrangements. This was a message of gratitude from our team to those who are giving their absolute all every day to overcome this difficult challenge.






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    Storie a Porte Chiuse: an initiative promoted by the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” in Milan

    During this period of emergency for the country, we gladly joined the initiative promoted by the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” in Milan using the hashtag #StorieaPorteChiuse [stories behind closed doors]. This digital format was created to tell some of the museum’s most beautiful stories, on Facebook and Instagram, and to show us things that we normally do not have access to: videos, images and unpublished documents on science, technology and current affairs. We made our contribution to this project through a video where Horacio Carabelli, design team coordinator together with

    Martin Fisher, reveals Luna Rossa’s secrets and explains how we went from a blank sheet to building a flying boat.
    When the restrictions are over, we invite you to visit the Museum which houses our AC72 catamaran in the air-sea pavilion.



    America's Cup World Series in Cagliari and Portsmouth canceled

    The news of the cancellation of racing in Cagliari and Portsmouth greatly saddened us, but these were unavoidable decisions, dictated by the spread of the virus, which has now become a global health emergency.
    We had been preparing for the event for over two years with the utmost dedication, and had hoped to compete in front of all our supporters on the waters of Cagliari, a city that hosts us so warmly and which we feel an integral part of.

    Despite this, we are staying focused and continuing our journey with dedication and passion in order to be ready to compete at our best in the races for the 36th America’s Cup.
    Our sincere thanks go to the Region of Sardinia, the Municipality of Cagliari, the authorities and all the organisations who have worked with great commitment on this project. An important thank you also goes to our sponsors, suppliers and all the collaborators who support us with confidence every day.

    As we wait for the situation to return to normal as soon as possible, our base will remain in Cagliari, where we will continue our preparation up to our departure for Auckland (NZ), where the competitions will begin with the events from 17th to 20th December, with the last event of America’s Cup World Series and the Christmas Race, followed by the Prada Cup – the Challenger’s selection race – from 15th January to 22nd February 2021 and the final match of the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, from 6th to 15th March 2021.

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