Prada Cup Final – Race 3
Current: 0 knots
Wind: 16kts 050 degrees
Winner Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli – 0:13
PRADA Cup Final – Race 4
Current: 0.1 knots @ 148
Winner Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli – 0:41
With four wins on the scoreboard Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli comes away of the first PRADA Cup Final weekend having stamped their authority and with the first to seven going to the Match, INEOS TEAM UK path gets steeper and steeper.
The races were held on ‘the back paddock’ – as the Race Course E is commonly called – with a north-easterly breeze between 16-20 knots in front of another large spectator fleet.
A first tight race with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and INEOS TEAM UK was a perfect one-on-one duel of tacks and tactics. Followed by a race in which the British team made one pre-start mistake and were left chasing the Italians for the remainder of the race.
With the performance of the boat looking pretty even, the start becomes a defining moment. The Italians simply sailed better and dictated both races to the British.
Races will resume today, 14th of February at 4:00 PM (NZT), two races are planned, weather permitting. The Prada Cup Final is a best-of-13 series with the first team reaching seven race wins to advance to the America’s Cup Match and face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand on the 6th of March.