LONDON (Reuters) – Twice America’s Cup successful skipper Jimmy Spithill says the lure of Italy and the problem of crusing a cutting-edge monohull ‘beast’ had been behind his resolution to return to the competitors with Luna Rossa Problem.
The Italian crew introduced on Tuesday that Spithill could be their skipper for the following America’s Cup in 2021.
For the Australian, who guided Oracle Group USA to consecutive victories in 2010 and 2013, it should imply a homecoming of kinds, after he helped Luna Rossa attain the finals of the Louis Vuitton Challenger sequence in Spain again in 2007.
“Final time with Luna Rossa Problem it was the Valencia marketing campaign and we moved straight to Spain – this time I’m wanting ahead to dwelling in Italy,” mentioned Spithill.
“Personally I’ve had lots of success racing and competing in Italy, and life-style and particularly the meals are superior. I really like the Italian tradition, the panorama and the folks. I’ve to confess, although, that I might want to work on my Italian.”
The 2021 America’s Cup can be raced in absolutely foiling 75-foot monohull boats that may symbolize an enormous problem, in response to Spithill.
“The boat goes to be a beast,” he mentioned in an interview on Purple Bull Content material Pool. “It jogs my memory of America’s Cup 34 and the AC72 foiling catamarans. Nothing like this had been completed earlier than, and this boat is on the chopping fringe of expertise.
“There are lots of unknowns with the AC75, which is able to push folks to the restrict and actually problem all of the groups concerned. Nonetheless, this problem and problem is actually interesting, and I’m actually excited to be again within the recreation.”
Enhancing by Christian Radnedge