The southwesterly wind peaked at only 13 knots, and skipper Max Sirena's crew completed the five-leg, 9.21-nautical-mile course in 43 minutes, 6 seconds at an average speed of 17.66 knots. Their top speed of 26.37 knots came on the first downwind leg, with the wind blowing 8 to 10 knots.
Luna Rossa Challenge races again on Sunday versus Emirates Team New Zealand, and Sirena said, "We will try to sail as much as possible, hopefully tomorrow [Wednesday] is windy day. We want to be in better conditions for the race Sunday against the Kiwis."
Emirates Team New Zealand have so far sailed four races and have four points on the scoreboard.
Thursday, July 18, Artemis Racing vs. Emirates Team New Zealand
Saturday, July 20, Luna Rossa Challenge vs. Artemis Racing
Sunday, July 21, Emirates Team New Zealand vs. Luna Rossa Challenge
Tuesday, July 23, Luna Rossa Challenge vs. Emirates Team New Zealand