Patrizio Bertelli: Luna Rossa will not enter the 34th America's Cup
The news that came from Italy on Monday evening is certainly a big loss for the sport of sailing and the America's Cup. Patrizio Bertelli, the owner of Luna Rossa, has decided not to take part in the 34th America's Cup.
This sad decision was first reported on various Italian online media on Monday evening but was also officially confirmed by the team's press officer this morning. The Louis Vuitton finalist of the 32nd America's Cup will not take part in the current edition of the world's oldest sailing trophy but the rest of its sailing program will continue as scheduled, in the AUDI Medcup circuit and the LV Trophy.
Luna Rossa sailing in the AUDI Medcup Marseille Trophy 2010. Valencia, 21 April 2010. Video copyright AUDI Medcup