It’s crunch time for the America’s Cup challengers In the Prada Cup round robin showdown. In the event of an English victory, Sir Ben Ainslie books his spot in the final of the Prada Cup. In case the Italians win on Saturday, INEOS Team UK and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli will need to face each other again on Sunday.
The winner will be awarded with the Christmas Race trophy, which wasn’t won in December as races were cancelled due to lack of wind, in recognition of being the top qualifier of the Prada Cup round robins.
It will be hard to predict the outcome of this weekend, Britannia will take to the water with four consecutive victories and they look like they are the boat to beat but Max Sirena and his crew have worked hard over the week to fine-tune Luna Rossa and now she is ready.
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Helmsman Jimmy Spithill was coy about the adjustments made to the boat.
“Maybe we have changed one of the foils… I haven’t looked this morning, but you never know, it could have happened!”