In pursuit of the America’s Cup, every team knows that it will have to push its limits, and on that path there can be “accidents.” Luna Rossa ran into the first capsize of its new challenge, which occurred in the waters of Cagliari, an event we will probably have to get used to.
Luna Rossa scuffles – what happened
The Italian team is thoroughly testing the 12-meter prototype in the waters off Cagliari, also testing the boat in boundary conditions. On a training day that began with little wind, conditions subsequently changed with Luna Rossa sailing in over 20 knots of wind in a rising sea. At the helm were Ruggero Tita and James Spithill, with Francesco Bruni momentarily engaged in Tp 52 racing. At the time of the capsize at the helm was the Australian sailor. No consequences for boat and crew.
America’s Cup – how the spy game has changed
Quite a few images and videos pertaining to the teams entered in the upcoming America’s Cup have been arriving in recent weeks, released on the regatta’s official channels. This is because as of this edition the “spy” system has been legalized. No longer will there be real spy games between the various syndicates, but there is a real official America’s Cup spy team, which provides the Cup organization and the various teams with the material inherent in training. For this reason, it will be an America’s Cup with many more unreleased images than in the past, when there was only official team communication.