October 3, 2019
Italians became the third
Yesterday, in Cagliari in Sardinia, at the headquarters of the Italian team Luna Rossa, which, recall, is the “written challenger” of the 36th America's Cup, the AC75 was launched.
The boat is built at the shipyard Persico Marine. As emphasized in the press release, more than 90 people worked on the design and creation of the vessel, which eventually spent 78 thousand man-hours on the work.
Patricio Bertelli, President of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Syndicate, emphasized at the ceremony: “This is the sixth time we have entered the fight for the America’s Cup, but the emotions I’m now experiencing are not getting smaller. Here is a truly revolutionary boat, the construction of which uses the latest technology. I hope she will develop up to 45 nodes! ”
According to the team skipper Max Siren, the main task of the developers was to ensure that, starting, the yacht could rise on the foyles as quickly as possible. This moment is likely to be decisive in the fight for the America's Cup.
Recall that before the Italians, their AC75 was presented to the general public by the Emirates Team (New Zealand) and American Magic (USA). And tomorrow, Friday, the presentation of the boat will be held by the British INEOS Team UK.
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