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America's Cup Team: Luna Rossa

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The Luna Rossa Challenge is based in Italy and represents the Circolo della Vela Sicilia sailing club who is the 'Challenger of Record' for the 36th America's Cup. Luna Rossa won the Louis Vuitton Cup once and is reaching for the America's Cup now.

The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team is based in Cagliari, Sardinia / Italy where they built their boat and continue to train until the races start.


(last updated: 01/2020)

Luna Rossa AC75 Boat Launch Team, Americas Cup 2021Sailors

  • Max Sirena (Team Director & Skipper)
  • Gilberto Nobili (Operations Manager)
  • Francesco Bruni
  • James Spithill
  • Pietro Sibello
  • Vasco Vascotto
  • Shannon Falcone
  • Francesco Mario Mongelli
  • Pierluigi de Felice
  • Michele Cannoni
  • Umberto Molineris (New Generation)
  • Romano Battisti
  • Andrea Tesei (New Generation)
  • Davide Cannata (New Generation)
  • Enrico Voltolini (New Generation)
  • Jacopo Plazzi (New Generation)
  • Matteo Celon (New Generation)
  • Nicholas Brezzi (New Generation)

Luna Rossa AC75 Boat Christening 2019, Americas Cup 2021Designers

  • Andrea Bazzini (Performance)
  • Andrea Canciani (Structural Engineering)
  • Andrea Pisano (Simulator)
  • Andrea Zugna (Performance)
  • Andres Suar Vulcano (Naval Architect)
  • Bruno Guilletat (Soft Wing Systems)
  • Denis Corti (IT - Performance)
  • Diego Martin Panizza (3D Modeler - Draftsman)
  • Douglas Schickler (Structure and Foil Systems)
  • Juan Enrique Garay (Head of Sail Design)
  • Julien Meunier (Construction Manager)
  • Kenneth McAlpine (Rules Advisor)
  • Marco Capitani (Sail Design)
  • Marco Gomiero (Simulator)
  • Mark de Gids (Simulator Leader)
  • Mathieu Durand (FSI & Optimization)
  • Matteo Ledri (Performance - Simulator)
  • Nicolas Carabelli (Areo Analysis)
  • Thiha Win (Boat and Foil Systems)
  • Thomas Letanche (Structural Engineering)
  • Gabriele Di Trapani (Project Manager - Draftsman)
  • Joaquin Zerbo (3D Modeler - Draftsman)
  • Stefano Beltrando (Quality Control Manager)
  • Fabrizio Marabini (Performance)
  • Gwénolé Bernard (Head of Soft Wing Systems)
  • Mario Caponnetto (CFD Leader)
  • Horacio Carabelli (Co-Design Coordinator)
  • Martin Fischer (Co-Design Coordinator)
  • Alessandro Franceschetti (Head of Structural Engineering)
  • Francis Hueber (CFD)
  • Davy Moyon (Performance)
  • Matteo Olivieri (Head of Foils)
  • Michael Richelsen (CFD Aero)
  • Davide Tagliapietra (Structure and Foil Systems)
  • Andrea Vergombello (VPP)

Luna Rossa AC75 Boat Sailing 2019, Americas Cup 2021Shore Team

  • Alain Morais (Boat Builder)
  • Andrea Romani (Base Operations)
  • Andrew Burgess (Chase Boat)
  • Angelo Napolitano (Machine Shop)
  • Antonio Concu (Winch and Deck)
  • Antonio Laghigna (Painter)
  • Ben Field (Boat Builder)
  • Benjamin Tapper (Boat Builder)
  • Brendan Jones (Boat Builder)
  • Carlos Cardona Mejia (Boat Builder)
  • Davide Pescuma (Hydraulics)
  • Diego Arnaiz (Electronics)
  • Fabio Corsini (Sail Loft)
  • Fabrizio Lisco (Mast and Rigging)
  • Federico Meloni (Boat Builder)
  • Gerardo Siciliano (Mast and Rigging)
  • Giuseppe Acquafredda (Mast and Rigging)
  • Guido Longhi (Project Manager)
  • Joao Ganilho (Boat Builder)
  • Keith Sexton (Boat Builder)
  • Marco Donati (Electronics)
  • Mariano Lucca (Boat Builder)
  • Mario Soi (Base Maintenance)
  • Mark Webster (Head of Shore Team)
  • Massimiliano Carbone (Hydraulics)
  • Maximiliano Valli (Sail Loft)
  • Michael Robb (Boat Builder)
  • Michele Bella (Sail Loft)
  • Michele Crotti (Automation Engineering)
  • Miguel Sanchez-Cuenca (Weather)
  • Paride Bovolenta (Chase Boat)
  • Raffaele Fredella (Mast and Rigging)
  • Riccardo Mura (Diver)
  • Roberto Berrozpe (Electronics - Instruments)
  • Stefano Riva (Boat Builder)
  • Ties Rabe (Boat Builder)

Service & Administration

  • Alessia Meloni (Team Secretary)
  • Francesco Mario Scano (Administration)
  • Liliana Cammalleri (General Services)
  • Manuel Sanna (Chef)
  • Marco Bertolotti (Head of Administration, Finance & Control)
  • Massimiliano Gessa (Assistant Chef)
  • Matteo Deidda (Assistant Chef)
  • Monique Galassi (Team Secretary)
  • Sabina Giordi (Administration)
  • Sandro Pilloni (Chef)

Communications & PR

  • Sara Paesani (PR & Communications Manager)
  • Sebastiano Moise (Account)
  • Giulia Caponnetto (Media)

Luna Rossa website

Images/Photos: courtesy of Luna Rossa