Luna Rossa challenge to America’s cup begins in Cagliari, Sardinia
Luna Rossa challenge to America’s cup begins in Cagliari, Sardinia: at the end of the last year has been released the concept for the AC75, the new class of boat to be sailed in the 36th America’s Cup that will take place in New Zealand in 2021. It signs a return to high performance fully foiling monohull racing yachts instead of Catamarans. The AC75 in fact combines extremely high-performance sailing and great match racing with the safety of a boat that can right itself in the event of a capsize. This is achieved by the use of twin canting T-foils, ballasted to provide righting-moment when sailing, and roll stability at low speed.
Luna Rossa training started in Cagliari:
At the same time the team Luna Rossa Challenge commenced its preparation in the waters of the historical city of Cagliari (South Sardinia – Italy) with a TP 52 Class yacht – one of the most performing and challenging racing classes – with whom it will participate in the 2018 TP 52 Super Series. Since February, Max Sirena, the two-time America’s Cup winner, team director and skipper of Luna Rossa, has been trialling promising young sailors. According to the “New Generation” project in fact, Luna Rossa is looking to rise a new generation of top level racing sailors and expand its sailing team.
Why in Cagliari?
Becouse Max Sirena has literary fallen in love with the city of Cagliari, for its crystal clear waters and perfect sailing breeze, but also for its highest quality of life (it’s the capital city of the island of Sardinia, famous throughout the world to be the land of the centenarians). Cagliari will host Luna Rossa at least up to Autumn 2020, right before moving to New Zealand to take part to the next America’s Cup. Luna Rossa base will be in the abandoned cruise ship terminal on Ichnusa Pier, within walking distance of the city centre.
Cagliari, a true paradise for sailing:
Cagliari thanks to its scenic landscape, windy weather (the wind rises at leasy every afternoon) and high quality services is going to become one of the most important European sailing capitals of the next years.
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Photo Cover Credit: Carlo Borlenghi,all pics by Luna Rossa official media press.