Luna Rossa is the name of a beautiful song written in 1950, but is also the name of a group of sailing vessels deployed successfully by the Italian trade union “Luna Rossa challenge” created by Patrizio Bertelli. The first Luna Rossa was put into water in 1999, and since then many different boats with the same name have followed, in different saili...

Italy's Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti have won gold in the Nacra 17 mixed class sailing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo on Tuesday. The race at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour saw Great Britain take silver and Germany bronze. It was the first time in 13 years that Italy has won a medal for sailing. The news comes two days after Italy's Lamont Marcell Ja...

One thing was certain after Team New Zealand retained the America’s Cup on Wednesday: beaten Italian challenger Luna Rossa will be back to try again. The team has twice reached the America’s Cup match and on both occasions — 20 years apart — has lost to the defender, Team New Zealand, in the waters around Auckland. On the first occasion in 2000, it...

Italian challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli will race defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the 36th match for the America's Cup after beating Britain's Ineos Team UK in two races Sunday to seal a 7-1 win in the best-of-13 race challengers series final. Luna Rossa came into the fourth day of the final series with a 5-1 lead and won the first race o...

Italy’s Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli beat Britain’s INEOS Team UK in both races Saturday on the first day of the America’s Cup challenger series final in Auckland, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-13 series. Luna Rossa first exposed the British team’s vulnerability in light winds, winning the first race by 1 minute, 52 seconds, then was still quick and...

After Luna Rossa dominated day one of the semi-final stage of the Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series, milder weather offered American Magic an opportunity to even the score. Both teams needed four wins to advance, and the Italians already had two. But it soon became painfully clear for USA that while they had been in in repair mode since their a...

Have you ever thought about sailing holidays as an option for your Summer? Agreed, spending your yearly time off on a boat makes us think almost immediately to cruises: majestic ships, huge crowds, loads of food. I’m not saying they’re bad, mind, I have friends who swear they are the most relaxing of experiences and I do understand why, but we must...

There's another boat on the water going after the America's Cup. The Luna Rossa, Italy's challenger for sailing's most prestigious prize, was christened Wednesday in Cagliari on the Isle of Sardinia. The Circolo della Vela Sicilia yacht club is the third to launch, joining Emirates Team New Zealand and the New York Yacht Club's American Magic. Afte...

When you think about it, Italians must find our Anglo-Saxon style of rowing bizarre, sitting down and travelling backwards. Perhaps theirs is more logical, as well as more elegant: think of a gondolier, for instance. Italians row standing up, facing forwards and with one oar or two. It is a very popular form of exercise and spectacle, nowhere more...

The America's Cup World Series will begin in Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia from April 23-26. It will be the first competition for the innovative AC75 class boats that will vie for the America's Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2021. The World Series regatta had been scheduled for October but was pushed back. Teams had feared another de...