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America's Cup- Luna Rossa officially opens its new base at Cagliari

by Sail-World on 16 Jan 2014
Luna Rossa Challenge’s new base at Cagliari Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 http://www.lunarossachallenge.com/

Luna Rossa Challenge has moved to Cagliari where the team will install its new base in view of the 35th America’s Cup, scheduled to take place in the Summer of 2017.

The work to set up the base will start in the coming weeks and it is expected that it could be operating as early as March. From May onwards the sailing team will start training on the water.

'We chose Cagliari because the weather conditions in this bay are ideal for training with catamarans. The city of Cagliari also offers excellent logistic solutions and has given us a particularly warm welcome. We are very pleased, after several years abroad, to have the team base back in Italy again,' said Patrizio Bertelli, President of Luna Rossa Challenge.

The President of the Regione Sardegna, Ugo Cappellacci commented: 'With Luna Rossa, Sardinia is projected on the international stage. With its sea, framed by a city, this area of the island is an ideal place for sailing, not only from a technical point of view but also for its striking beauty.'

His comments were endorsed by the Mayor of Cagliari, Massimo Zedda, who said: 'We are honoured by Luna Rossa’s choice. I am sure that Cagliari and its citizens will give the team the welcome it deserves: we already started to breathe the enthusiasm when the first rumours spread regarding the possible arrival of Luna Rossa; we are strongly aware of the significant return that Cagliari will receive, in terms of image, for its beautiful seashore and for all that the city can offer. Our warmest welcome to all of the Luna Rossa team.'

The President of the Port Authority, Piergiorgio Massidda, declared: 'The announcement of Patrizio Bertelli to choose Cagliari as base for the team Luna Rossa honours us and repays us for the work conducted in recent years to improve the conditions of our city and to make it a reference for international sailing. This is a unique opportunity, not only for the city but for the whole area which will be recognized at an international level. I am pleased therefore to take this opportunity to welcome the whole team Luna Rossa.'
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