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Luna Rossa Launches New Boat

MILAN – Prada chief Patrizio Bertelli christened the new Luna Rossa Challenge boat on Sunday in Italy’s Trieste.
The boat, named TP52, will set sail on May 23 in Sibenik, Croatia, where the Luna Rossa team will make its debut at the 52 Super Series’ first regatta. The following four regattas will be held in Zadar, Croatia; Cascais, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca, and Valencia, Spain in the period spanning May to September.
The event unveiled the Luna Rossa Challenge team, which includes skipper and team director Max Sirena and helmsmen Francesco Bruni and Davide Cannata, a 24-year-old yachtsman who was selected through the “New Generation” scouting program, which is aimed at promoting sailing culture among young people. To this end, Luna Rossa has organized teaching sessions in different schools in Trieste.
The new boat will not take part in the America’s Cup 36th edition. For the international competition, the sailing team will employ the AC75 catamaran, which is still under development and is expected to be inaugurated after March 31, 2019.
As reported, this is a return to the sea for Luna Rossa, which announced last June that it would take part in the 2021 edition of the America’s Cup. The 36th edition of

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