Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and INEOS Team UK squared off yesterday to determine the winner on day 1 of the Prada Cup Final and the right to face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the America’s Cup.
Prada Cup Final – Race 1
Current: 0.1 knots @ 205
Wind 6-9kts 050 degrees
Winner Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (ITA) – 1:52
PRADA Cup Final – Race 2
Wind: 14-17kts 070degrees
Current: 0.4 knots @ 192
Winner Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (ITA) – 0:26
Day 1 of the Prada Cup Final was a double for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, with the Italian team taking the lead of the provisional ranking clearly leading both races and appearing just a click faster than the British team.
The races were held on Race Course A, the Northern playfield in front of thousands of spectator boats. The first race was raced with wind between 6-9 knots from NNE, whereas in the second race the breeze increased to up to 17 knots and the AC75 boats reached a top speed of 48 knots.
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.