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Luna Rossa go Four-nill, but America’s Cup goes into 3 day COVID Lockdown

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With four wins on the scoreboard Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli comes away of the first PRADA Cup Final weekend having stamped their authority and with the first to seven going to the Match, INEOS TEAM UK path gets steeper and steeper.

A first tight races with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and INEOS TEAM UK displaying perfect one-on-one duels of tacks and tactics, was followed by a race in which the British team made one pre start mistake and were left chasing the Italians for the remained of the race. 

With the boats performance looking pretty even, the start becomes a defining moment. The Italians simply sailed better and dictated both races to the British. 

The races have been held today on ‘the back paddock’ – as the Race Course E is commonly called – with a north-easterly breeze between 16-20 knots in front of another large spectator fleet.

Covid 19 Update: Statement from America’s Cup Event Ltd

As a result of the Government announcement of a Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, initially for 72 hours, the next scheduled race day on Wednesday has been postponed and the event village will not be open to the public during this time.
America’s Cup Event Ltd will be working with the Authorities and relevant agencies over the next few days to work through the ongoing ramifications.

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