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The Louis Vuitton Cup 2013 Semifinals
Challenger of the 34th America's Cup Country / Italy : Yacht: Luna Rossa "The Silver Bullet" Launched: October, 2012 Syndicate/Team: Luna Rossa Challenge Team Principal: Patrizio Bertelli Yacht Club:Circolo della Vela Sicili Skipper Massimiliano "Max" Sirena Helmsman: Chris Draper 2013 © ACEA Gilles-Martin_Raget © ACEA Gilles-Martin_Raget AC 2010 AC 2013 About Links
Luna Rossa Challenge had only built one catamaran, which has been ongoing - also in the design - changed and improved. The temporary Strategic Cooperation with the New Zealand team had fully paid off for the Italians In summer and autumn 2012, the catamaran s from ETNZ and Luna Rossa were launched. Luna Rossa trained in the following winter in Auckland (= summer in the southern hemisphere), along with ETNZ. Before the first LVC race, LR was 78 days on the water. For Artemis Racing's Big Blue remained until the first race only 16 days to optimize the catamaran and to tune up its sailing performance. Luna Rossa won the LVC Semifinal 4 : 0.
Chris Draper on the helm winning 4:0