Luna Rossa has started to prepare for the 2011 'Extreme Sailing Series', the championship designed for Extreme 40’ class catamarans.
The Extreme Sailing Series is one of the most challenging and spectacular circuits in world-class professional sailing; its 9 international events calendar spans over the entire year 2011, starting on Feb 20th in Muscat, Oman, with a final race scheduled from December 9th to 11th in Singapore.
The ultra-light Extreme 40’ catamarans (about 12 meters long) have a crew of four and can reach 25 knots of speed; each event provides spectacular fleet racing in which duels are often won at just a few meters from the finishing line.
'Luna Rossa'’s skipper will be Max Sirena, with Paul Campbell-James, current Extreme Sailing Series Champion, at the helm. Completing the crew are Alister Richardson (tactician), Manuel Modena and Giulio Giovanella. The team is coordinated by Antonio Marrai – Team Manager – , with Ben Durham in the role of coach and Gianni Tognozzi in charge of shore operations.
Team Luna Rossa will be sponsored by Prada. http://www.lunarossachallenge.com/en/