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Luna Rossa, the balance continues: 3 to 3 in the America’s Cup final

There is a saying that is widely used in the Hauraki Gulf: “If you don’t like the wind that’s there now, wait ten minutes.” And this time the “jump” favored the hosts, who, after losing the first race, would have been in crisis if Luna Rossa had managed to make the long break. In race-5 Team Prada Pirelli enters the race from the right (now considered the weak side), but Jimmy Spithill has done his homework well and this time he manages to win by crossing the start first.

Forward, Red Moon he does what he has to, always marks his opponents and manages, going to win without ever shaking.

After the break, we return to the pre-match field. And it is here, even before the start, that you decide regatta number 6 of this America’s Cup. As the two boats are approaching the starting line, a wind shift causes Luna Rossa to fall from the foils. There are a few seconds left, the Kiwis see the Italian hull in the water and take off. When Luna Rossa finally enters the race she is already 250 meters behind. The regatta is compromised. By now we know, when it is ahead, Te Rehutai is almost impregnable. To get us back into the game, it would take another joke from Aeolus who, however, must have decided to support the friends of the house, who stretch without delay to close the game with an abysmal advantage of 1 minute and 41 seconds.

“We were happy with the position”, the words of the helmsman of Luna Rossa Jimmy Spithill at the end of the day of competition, «then unfortunately there was a gap in the wind and we got off the foils. We tried to get up quickly, but by now there weren’t many possibilities of recovery. However, the goal remains to win one race at a time. We will return combative and stronger than before. We can’t wait to make this America’s Cup exciting. There will be other surprises ».

Tonight we return to the water for two very important rounds, the adventure continues.

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