Max Sirena says Luna Rossa can win the America's Cup

Stuff.co.nz. By Duncan Johnstone.

Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena believes the Italian syndicate can finally win the America's Cup.

“For the first time I feel in a position to win the America's Cup,” Sirena told a media conference at the just-completed Genoa Boat Show. “It would be the realisation of a dream – winning with the Italian flag.”

The syndicate, backed by Italian fashion giant Prada, has been in the America's Cup game since 2000. They have won the challengers series but never the cup itself despite investing a fortune. But now they believe they are ready to capitalise on the gains they made from their information-sharing project with Team New Zealand at the last event.

Luna Rossa had to use a first generation foiling catamaran in San Francisco and lost the challenger series to Team New Zealand who sailed a more developed version. 

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