Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli is the Italian team that represented the Circolo della Vela Sicilia yacht club in the 36th edition of the America's Cup presented by Prada, which has been held in Auckland, New Zealand, from March 10 to 17, 2021. After 10 challenging races, the team lost the Final Match, against the defender Emirates Team New Zealand with a score of 7-3.
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli had previously won the right to challenge the Emirates Team New Zealand, after winning the PRADA Cup against INEOS Team UK in the final of the challengers' races—held from January 15 to February 20, 2021.
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At the end of the last edition, in February 2017, immediately after the victory of the New Zealand team against the then defender Oracle Team USA, Agostino Randazzo, President of the Circolo della Vela Sicilia, together with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, launched the challenge to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, becoming Challenger of Record that is responsible for writing the rules, together with the current defender of the Cup, for the next edition of the race.
On October 20, 2020 the launching ceremony of the second AC75 Luna Rossa, Boat 2, took place in Auckland (NZ). The second monohull is the natural evolution of the previous project, modified on the basis of data collected and processed by the design team in collaboration with the sailing team. As on Boat 1, several technologies designed in collaboration with Pirell were adopted, such as certain components in the parts in contact with water that help in the phases of maximum speed.
The sailing team, including the coach, is made up of 21 men. Within the group, ten experienced sailors work alongside ten young talents who joined the team thanks to the "New Generation" project, which was born from the desire to strengthen what has become a constant for the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team over the years: giving continuity to the challenge.
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