Italian syndicate Luna Rossa has stepped up to be the America’s Cup challenger of record though skipper Max Sirena says he wants a committee approach involving all five challengers working in harmony with defenders Oracle.
The question of who had taken over from departed Team Australia in this crucial role was raised at a London press conference recently featuring the six teams intending to be involved in the next event which is planned to have the finals held in 2017.
While no official announcement was made, it is understood the teams have been told that Luna Rossa will hold that title.
Oracle’s Jimmy Spithill pushed the question from the press conference floor to Sirena.
While the Italian didn’t confess to being in charge, he did make it clear that a committee approach was the way forward. It’s not an unusual move, being used during the 1992 and 1995 cups in San Diego.