America’s Cup – Prada Cup analysis
Published on January 19th, 2021
Round Robin 1 & 2 of the Prada Cup had delivered an explosive start on the road to the America’s Cup. At the end of the opening stages, one team was up, another down, and one in the middle.
All three were doubtless left wondering what had happened to the form guide that had been established just before Christmas, as well as considering what the temporary loss of a team meant for the racing going forwards.
But for American Magic, the immediate task was to rebuild their boat and get back on the water – a massive task. American Magic’s skipper Terry Hutchinson explains what happened and what’s next for the team, Ainslie and Bruni give their views on the kind of crash that they all fear, and Matt Sheahan looks back at a heart stopping three days.
Video uploaded Jan. 19, 2021.
Prada Cup Scoreboard (wins-losses)
American Magic (USA): 0-4
INEOS Team UK (GBR): 4-0
Luna Rossa (ITA): 2-2
The PRADA Cup is a series of four round robins (Jan. 15-17 and Jan. 23-24), with the winner of the series qualifying for the PRADA Cup Final and the remaining two Challengers going into a Semi-Final Series (Jan. 29-Feb. 2) for the right to join the Round Robin winner in the Final (Feb. 13–22). The winner of the PRADA Cup will then face the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, in the America’s Cup Match beginning March 6.