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Luna Rossa presented with Prada Cup at special ceremony in Auckland

by Antonio Vettese COR36 Media 23 Feb 21:13 NZDT 23 February 2021
Prada Cup Award ceremony, America's Cup Village, Auckland - February 23, 2021 - America's Cup 36 © Carlo Borlenghi

The prize-giving ceremony on the main stage of Auckland’s America’s Cup Village marked the delivery of the Prada Cup to Team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, Challenger of the 36th America’s Cup Match presented by Prada.

The program began with Maori warriors — opening with a greeting and concluding with a haka. A highlight video also allowed the fans and team to relive the most exciting and memorable moments from the regatta

The Trophy, realized by Florentine silversmiths with the design of Mark Lawson, was handed over to the sailing team by Francesco Longanesi Cattani, COR 36’s CEO Representative in Auckland and Title Sponsor Liaison.

On stage receiving the trophy was the Team Director and Skipper Max Sirena, the two co-helmsmen Francesco Bruni and Jimmy Spithill, the entire sailing team, some representatives from the technicians and designers that contributed to the result and Agostino Randazzo, the Commodore of the Circolo della Vela Sicilia.

In addition, the team received Winner’s medals and backpacks exclusively designed with the Prada Cup badge and realized in Prada’s sustainable Re-Nylon.

The America's Cup Match presented by Prada begins on March 6 at 4.00pm.

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