• Luna Rossa Prada: June 1st 2020 Update


    Challengers for Now: trailer for the web series dedicated to the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team challenge now online

    The trailer for the first season of the web series “Challengers for Now”, dedicated to the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team challenge for the 36th America's Cup, is online from today, 25 May. The trailer previews the four episodes that will be available on our website starting from 4 June and describing, through interviews with team members and exclusive content, the events behind an enthralling undertaking such as an America's Cup campaign.

    It is a difficult and exhausting journey, made up of sacrifices and passion, disappointments and successes, where every member of the team is dedicated with tenacity and determination to a single goal: winning the America's Cup for Italy.
    This original series will take viewers behind the scenes of everyday life at the base in Cagliari, following training sessions ashore and at sea, design meetings, the activities of the shore team, telling the story of the Italian adventure to conquer the oldest and most coveted trophy in the sporting world from a unique point of view.

    Watch the trailer at this link https://bit.ly/2B8H5zd

    Fifty years of sailing and twenty years of the America’s Cup: Patrizio Bertelli

    In an engaging chat with the journalists Mino Taveri and Bacci del Buono, Patrizio Bertelli, -among the ten finalists for the “Sailor of the Year” award organised by Italy’s Giornale della Vela magazine - recounts some of the many anecdotes from his lengthy experience as a sailor and an owner. Starting out from Castiglione della Pescaia at the beginning of the 1970s, on board boats owned by Vasco Donnini, he retraces 50 years of sailing, marked by six America’s Cup campaigns which saw him inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame. The extensive interview includes recollections from the first Luna Rossa challenge, in 2000 in Auckland, and some reflections on the latest developments with the futuristic AC75, the boat created to participate in the 36th edition of the America’s Cup. The winner of the award will be announced on 6 June

    Everything is changing but our dedication

    During the past months of lockdown, the team has continued to work on developing the boat and, thanks to electric motors installed on the AC75, sea trials could be carried out on the water to test certain components.
    Gilberto Nobili, Operations Manager for the team explains: “Public health provisions placed limitations on us, including social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment. Our grinders would normally work in pairs on each station, one facing the other, so they couldn’t have maintained a safe distance. We therefore installed two electric engines with batteries to fuel all the boat’s systems, replacing the work of the grinders. This allowed us to reduce the crew on board from eleven to five while simulating fairly realistic navigation.”

    Watch the video at this link https://bit.ly/3ch2CTe


    Sailor of the Year – FIV: Luna Rossa awarded the “Special Prize for Technological Innovation”

    On 28th May, with a new streaming version, the 26th edition of the “Velista dell’Anno” (Italian Sailor of the Year) award was held. The event has the FIV – Federazione Italiana Vela (Italian Sailing Federation) as institutional partner. The jury assigned the “Special Prize for Technological Innovation” to the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team. Francesco Ettorre, president of the Federation, awarded the accolade to the team “for the development of a unique project, characterised by innovative solutions in the making of the AC75, the class of boat designed to participate in the 36th edition of the America’s Cup”. Horacio Carabelli, design team coordinator together with Martin Fisher, “virtually” accepted the award and took the opportunity to underline how important the technological contributions of numerous Italian companies had been in developing a boat as complex as the AC75. During the ceremony Max Sirena, Skipper and Team Director, spoke about the issues faced during the lockdown emergency and plans about the future programme.
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