Action Hots Up In The Gulf
Team Prada is back in Auckland to train once again in the Hauraki Gulf, ten months after the end of the XXX America's Cup. It is the fourth time that the Italian team has relocated to the southern hemisphere.
The team's facilities - the operations base, the gym and the accommodation - are still the same as the ones used during the past America's Cup. Three International America's Cup (IACC) Class yachts - two Luna Rossa and one Young America - were sent from Italy to Auckland on a cargo ship.
Besides Team New Zealand, the Defender of the XXXI America's Cup, two other teams are training in Auckland: Oracle Racing (USA) and One World Challenge (USA).