Tuesday, May 22, 2018

New TP52 Luna Rossa Set to Make her Debut in 52 Super Series i Croatia This Week

Šibenik, Croatia, 22 May 2018
Photo supplied by Luna Rossa 
The first stage of the TP52 Super Series will start tomorrow in Croatia. This will be the first test for the Luna Rossa TP52 in what is expected to be the most competitive TP52 Super Series championship of the coming race season. Starting tomorrow, 12 teams from 8 different nations will compete in the first of five race days in Šibenik.

The teams met on the water today in the official Practice Race scheduled by the race committee. The wind conditions were 20 knots in a heavy sea state. After months of hard work, the new TP Luna Rossa is competitive and will be fighting tooth and nail against many strong and seasoned teams.

"We haven’t had much time to train together so the outcome of this first event is unpredictable. We feel we are in good shape even if we haven’t been training together for very long. Above all it will be an important season that will allow us to understand how to work together, how to manage on-board dynamics and to grow together as both a sailing crew and a great group that makes an America's Cup team," said Luna Rossa tactician Vasco Vascotto.

Francesco Bruni, Luna Rossa TP52 helmsman: "The conditions for the first Practice Race in Sibenik were spectacular and the fleet was very close. We’re very happy with everything we learned and are learning from this training period. We’re looking forward to a great championship series.”

Lulu Roseman with Luna Rossa Media

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