16 December 2020
Ferrari together with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team for the first races in the waters off Auckland
In just a few hours’ time, the adventure of the 36th America’s Cup will begin: 17th December sees the start of the competitions leading up to the 2021 edition of the America’s Cup, when the AC75 boats of the teams from New Zealand, Italy, U.S.A., and Great Britain will finally begin racing one another in the initial rounds of the Prada America’s Cup World Series, followed by the Prada Christmas Race.
Four days of exciting racing, for which the bottles of Ferrari Maximum Brut have already been prepared in “Casa Luna Rossa” in Auckland, ready for celebrating the Team’s efforts. Ferrari Trento was in fact chosen as Prada Luna Rossa’s Sparkling Partner right at the beginning of this thrilling adventure, which began with the launch of the first AC75 vessel in Cagliari in 2019 and is now carrying on in Auckland where, in October of this year, it was again a bottle of Ferrari Maximum that inaugurated the Team’s second boat, which will race in a few days’ time.
Taking part, together with the Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Prada-Pirelli Team, skippered by Max Sirena, will be the ‘Defender’ (Emirates Team New Zealand), INEOS Team UK, and New York Yacht Club American Magic, who will challenge each other in the waters of the Hauraki Gulf; on the last day of this event, 20th December, the Prada Christmas Race will kick off, comprising two knock-out stages. The winners of each of these will qualify for the final.