Team will directly arrive from Malmo, Sweden and the Louis Vuitton Acts 6 and 7. They are: defender Alinghi (SUI); the always impressive Emirates Team New Zealand; the new China Team; Italians +39 Challenge, with the greatest concentration of medals and Olympic class titles on board, and; Luna Rossa, who will be competing with two complete crews, one captained by James SPITHILL (AUS), looking for his third Heat win and the other by Francesco DE ANGELIS (ITA).
The Heat will offer the passionate and curious audience six exciting and spectacular days of duels from Trieste's shores and docks or from Piazza Unità. This is the real added value of the event, raced in a unique, real and natural sailing stadium. This year the Heat will be transmitted by SKY Sport, which will show all the best action from the regatta and include interviews with the main protagonists.