Team New Zealand Recruits Italian Skipper Max Sirena
Team New Zealand has signed Max Sirena, 53, who skippered the Italian challenger team Luna Rossa at the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco.
“This stresses the sporting and friendly ties of mutual respect that have characterized the relationship between the two teams during over fifteen years, marked by loyal and constructive competition,” said Luna Rossa in a statement.
He will join the 2017 candidates of the Emirates Team New Zealand for the competition to be held in the Bermudas.
After building an 8-1 lead, Emirates Team New Zealand lost the last eight races in the 2013 final and had to hand the trophy to Oracle Team USA.
The six teams already in the running are the defending champions, Oracle Team USA as well as Artemis Racing (Sweden), Emirates Team New Zealand, British outfit Ben Ainslie Racing, SoftBank Team Japan and Groupama Team France.
Article Source: Bangkok Post, October 07, 2015.
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