September 2018



Grand finale for Luna Rossa in Valencia. The team, thanks to an incredible come back in the final race of the week, maintains its lead at the top of the ranking and wins the event.

After five months of extremely competitive racing in the most beautiful courses of the Mediterranean and Atlantic, the 52 super series circuit comes to an end in the city of Valencia. This town is an iconic location for Luna Rossa, having hosted the team’s highly competitive challenge for the 32nd America’s Cup in 2007, an event in which many of the sailors on the current team - among whom Vasco Vascotto, James Spithill, Max Sirena and Shannon Falcone - had already competed against each other in the Cup matches. 

The fleet of eleven TP 52 boats fought hard to win the last event of the 52 Super Series along the shore of the famous Malvarrosa Beach, the top spots of the podium being open until the very end. The regattas provided excitement and many lead changes in the fleet, with an exciting comeback during the penultimate day that allowed Luna Rossa to close the day at the top of the ranking in view of the final race.

Vasco Vascotto, Luna Rossa tactician: “I want to congratulate the whole team for this event, for having overcome the difficulties that we faced during the last day in Portals. It was important for us to prove that we can be competitive. So this event has been great and helped our team, that is in many aspects very green, to grow. We are pleased to have overcome the several moments of pressure during the last events; we are clearly disappointed for the loss of points during the season, but we choose to see the glass half-full and want to enjoy this win”.