With similar speeds, Defender Emirates Team New Zealand and Challenger Luna Rossa won a race each, signaling it could be a very close Cup.
After eliminating US team American Magic earlier this month, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli yesterday beat Ineos Team UK in the Prada Cup semifinals.
Surviving Covid-19 cancellations and a devastating crash to its race boat, American Magic’s three-year campaign in Auckland ended on Friday.
Boat of the Week: Meet the ‘Patriot,’ the New Lightning-Fast America’s Cup Foiling Yacht Representing the US
After being airlifted 9,000 miles from the factory, the 45-foot sailing racer exceeded designers’ initial expectations by zigzagging around the Auckland waterfront at insane speeds.
The new AC9F will be sailed in a special America’s Cup event for younger sailors representing 12 countries.
The Aerospace giant is lending its considerable knowledge in aerodynamics, materials, airfoils, and more to help the U.S. take back the cup in 2021.