The Luna Rossa sailing and shore crew have all returned to the team’s Auckland base to resume the training and development program.
The plan for January is to make the most of the 13 remaining days allowed by the Protocol to sail the AC72 prior to the January 31st deadline.
This coming week the team will be concentrating on match racing practice sessions with its two AC45 catamarans Luna Rossa Swordfish and Luna Rossa Piranha. Both boats were shipped back to Auckland from San Francisco following the end of the last America’s Cup World Series regattas in October 2012.
At the same time an additional group of sailors will be training on the SL33 catamaran to practice foiling techniques.
Starting from next week the crew will resume training on the Luna Rossa AC72 catamaran.
The main goals for this first period will be a mix of crew training sessions around the course and speed tests. The training work on the AC72 will be alternated in the coming weeks with practice on the AC45 boats and on the SL33.