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Luna Rossa returns to the water, and Max Serena issues a challenge

Luna Rossa returns to the water, and Max Serena issues a challenge

Luna Rossa returns to the water in Jeddah

From November 29 to December 2, the Jeddah Yacht Club, in Saudi Arabia, will host the second America’s Cup preliminary regatta, the start of what will be its 37th edition in 2024. At the start line will also be its Italian rival Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. .

“It is the first time that the America’s Cup will sail in the waters of the Red Sea – explained Max Serena, skipper and team manager – and therefore we are happy and curious to compete in a field of competition that is an absolute novelty for everyone. In respect of our sporting approach, which aims to rotate members of the sailing team in order to “Finding the perfect combination for the 37th America’s Cup, in Jeddah we will have a different crew than Villanova, with many new faces.”

The AC40s of Emirates Team New Zealand and the five competitors will sail in Saudi waters: in addition to Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, there will be Ineos Britannia (UK), Alinghi Red Bull Racing (Switzerland), NYYC American Magic (USA). ) and Orient Express Racing Team (France).

The America’s Cup (or America’s Cup, according to the original definition) is not only the most sought-after trophy in the world of sailing but also the oldest of those still contested in any sport: having made all Italians dream between 1999 and 1999. In 2000, Winning the Challenge Cup competition (and losing 5-0) in the final against Team New Zealand, Luna Rossa is back in top form in 2021, this time three races clear of the New Zealanders who are, however, some distance away. Then they took advantage of their strength, and won 7-3.

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