The PRADA Cup closes with the victory of Luna Rossa who today wins two more points, the decisive ones. With these the team achieves the 7 points required to win the Challenger Selection Series and the right to challenge the New Zealanders in the America's Cup match.
Course A was the chosen one for the two scheduled regattas, with forecasts of light winds from the north / north-east, between 9 and 12 knots of intensity.
In the first race both boats start on the line with perfect timing, with a slight advantage of the British on the downwind, as they push up to the left boundary. Luna Rossa follows close on them and both boats turn and bounce off the right boundary. Luna Rossa appears to have faster and more agile maneuvers and takes control halfway down the first upwind leg. A difficult rounding of the mark of the English at the second gate allows Luna Rossa to stretch its lead further. The rest of the race continues with full control over the opponent and closes with a 1:45 second advantage.