Luna Rosa Prada Pirelli yesterday beat England’s Inea in the eighth and final race of the Prada Cup in Gulf Hurricane, New Zealand. The Italians will now challenge the defender, Emirates Airline New Zealand, for the USA Cup, just as they did 20 years ago.
Luna Rosa’s win on Sunday brought a total of seven wins and one defeat against the British team. Analysts said the Italian boat was accelerating in low to medium light conditions for both races yesterday.
The AC75 monopods used by the two teams, which have been greatly modified by the rules of the United States Cup, are the fastest and most dense ships since the start of the United States Cup in 1851. Some analysts consider design and technology to be something that transcends the boundaries of travel and is called another game. When the American team, American Magic, participated in the semifinals, their boat reached 52.2 knots (60.07 miles), but that team was defeated by Luna Rosa earlier this month. The sailing captain’s world speed record was set at 54.10 knots (62.25 mi), so the Americans were very close.
Thanks to their extreme design, AC boats are capable of operating 40 knots (46.03 miles) at just 17 knots of air. This kind of performance has been unheard of for three years. For sailors on the boat, it’s like having their heads out of the window while driving at 50 mph. This is equivalent to the strength of 10 storms.
This is the second time Luna has faced Rosa in the 170-year-old United States Cup. The English team extends the 170-year defeat of Great Britain. British sail was the first to compete against 101 feet in the United States Cup United State In 1851 he won the race and collected 100. Queen Victoria, looking at the race, asked who was second, and she replied: “Your Majesty, not the second.”
Despite Britain’s subsequent attempts since then, no English team won. But this year, the four-year Inios campaign is very close.
“Congratulations to Luna Rosa on my initial thoughts,” said Ineos leader Ben Ainsley at the conclusion of the event. “They traveled great, had a better set of conditions, and they deserved to win. We fought with teeth and fingernails, we fought in the last race as well, so I can’t confuse me with the team.”
In twelve days, Emirates Cup defender Luna Rosa Prada will face Pirelli in the Bay of New Zealand Howrah to decide who will win the oldest trophy in international sport. The event runs from March 6 to March 15. The first team to win seven matches in 13 consecutive matches will win the USA Cup.