The shine of Luna Rossa!

Posted By: About Italy on May, 30 2007 in About Italy, Sport in Italy
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Luna Rossa Louis Vuitton Cup challengeAfter a hard escalation to compete for Louis Vuitton Cup trophy, Luna Rossa is now in the finals!

Francesco De Angeli‘s team won the title seven years ago, first and it has gained great results during this yacht race new edition, defeating without hesitations the teams encountered till now. The LVC includes 13 challenges among the various teams and the Italian yacht appeared to be inferior than teams like BMW Oracle and Team New Zealand, anyway it has been able to gain the third place, equal to the American Oracle. The decisive date was on 20 of May, when the Italian yacht won on the American team with a final result of 5 scores against 1. Now, the Italian team is going to face Emirates Team New Zealand in the finals, then the winner team will dispute an important challenge against the Swiss Alinghi, on the occasion of the 32° edition of the America’s Cup challenge, that’s to say the most famous award concerning this sport and the most ancient trophy worldwide known, for which it is custom to compete still today (Alinghi won the title in 2003).

Luna Rossa’s primary team nucleus always keeps unchanged, fortifying itself in the course of the time and taking advantage by worldwide sail talents, including helmsman James Spithill 2005 Match Race World Champion, an essential figure also during the challenge which saw Luna Rossa gain a position in the finals.

As the same De Angelis uses to say on the occasion of his interviews to newspapers, the game is not finished, yet, and the team has to become more and more involved to face a so high level final.

The next date in which Luna Rossa will try again to obtain the title, is fixed in Valencia from 6 to 12 of June.

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One Response to “The shine of Luna Rossa!”

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    Very nice Thanks!