Luna Rossa enters 37th America’s Cup

Published on December 2nd, 2021

When the entry period for the 37th America’s Cup opened on December 1, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and defender Emirates Team New Zealand revealed that several challenges were received, though did not disclose their identity.

It was the New Zealand Herald that first reported Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli, who won the 2003 and 2007 America’s Cup, had entered his Alinghi team. Now it is STUFF media that has the Italian Luna Rossa team returning for another crack at the Auld Mug.

“We have sent the ‘notice of challenge’, which includes the dossier with the documentation necessary to formalise registration for the event,” reports Skipper Max Sirena. “Now Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will verify the validity of the documents: if everything is in order, the challenge will be accepted.”

Following the publication of the AC37 Protocol and AC75 Class Rule on November 17, the entry period opened December 1, 2021 and runs until July 31, 2022, but late entries for the 37th America’s Cup may be accepted until May 31, 2023. The Defender is to announce Match Venue and approximate event dates on March 31, 2022. –

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