“We were happy with boat 1; this second hull is its evolution.” Max Sirena, live from Auckland, reveals all the secrets of Luna Rossa’s second AC75 hull, with which the team will be on the water at the Prada Cup starting Dec. 17 and try to win the America’s Cup.
Luna Rossa’s skipper and managing team director tells us about the boat in detail, with his usual irony: “In winter they all become builders, sailors, that’s the great thing about Italians.”
Enjoy the beautiful and lengthy interview.
WHO IS MAX SIREN
Born in 1971 in Rimini, Massimiliano “Max” Sirena is in his seventh participation in the America’s Cup. Of these he won the 33rd with BMW Oracle Racing in the role of wing mast manager and the 35th with Emirates Team New Zealand in the Bermuda edition in 2017.
Max was skipper of the Extreme 40 Luna Rossa and winner of the Extreme Sailing Series championship in 2011.
With the Luna Rossa team, he participated in the 2000 challenges, winning the Louis Vuitton Cup, and 2003 and 2007 in the role of assistant bowman. He then became Skipper and Team Director of Luna Rossa in the campaign for the 34th America’s Cup, held in San Francisco in 2013.
Today, still in the role of Skipper and Team Director, he is leading the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team in the challenge for the 36th America’s Cup to be contested in Auckland in 2021.