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Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and Emirates Team New Zealand are the two teams with the longest tradition in the history of the America’s Cup. They both grew over the years and have already met several times: the first time was in 2000 when Luna Rossa competed in the final match of the 30th America’s Cup They met again in 2007 and in 2013, in the challengers’ final.
Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) Emirates Team New Zealand represents the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and is the current Defender of America’s Cup. The New Zealander team won the grand trophy four times: in 1995 and 2017 as the Challenger, in 2000 and in 2021 as the Defender of the title. New Zealand won the Challenger Selection Series four times (1995, 2007, 2013, 2017).
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (ITA) Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli is the Italian team that represented the “Circolo della Vela Sicilia” Yacht Club in the challenge for the 36th America's Cup presented by PRADA. The team, created in 1997, won the Challenger Selection Series on its debut in the 1999/2000 edition and challenged the Defender, Team New Zealand, for the 30th America's Cup. The team participated in the 2003, 2007, 2013, and 2021 editions of America's Cup, qualifying for the final of the Challenger Selection Series four times out of five.