Disappointment for the blue sails in the waters of Auckland, New Zealand. Luna Rossa lost the penultimate regatta of the Prada Cup group with Ineos Britannia on Saturday morning. The English crew thus gains access to the final with one race to spare, while the Italian boat will see it at this point in the semi-finals with American Magic, scheduled from 29 January to 2 February, at the best of 7 races: whoever scores 4 points first, goes to the final against Ineos. The race against the English, which started an hour and twenty late due to constant postponements caused by the wind conditions, was fought until the last straight, there were 9 changes of leader and Luna Rossa had managed to accumulate up to 19 seconds of advantage in the middle of the race, but suffered the overwhelming return of Ineos.
Lhe final of the Prada Cup will be held from 13 to 22 February, best of 13 races (to win, that is, you need 7 points). The winner of the Prada Cup then from March 6 will challenge Team New Zeland (the “defender”, that is the winner of the last edition): the America’s Cup will go to whoever wins 7 of the 13 races scheduled.
January 23, 2021 (change January 23, 2021 | 06:31)
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