The awards ceremony on the main stage of the America’s Cup Village in Auckland marked the presentation of the Prada Cup to team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, Challenger of the 36th America’s Cup Match
The program began with Maori warriors, beginning with a salute and concluding with a haka. A featured video also allowed fans and the team to relive the most exciting and memorable moments of the race.
The trophy, made by Florentine silversmiths to the design of Mark Lawson, was presented to the sailing team by Francesco Longanesi Cattani, CEO of COR 36 Auckland and main sponsor liaison.
On stage receiving the trophy was the Team Director and Skipper Max Sirena, the two co-helmsmen Francesco Bruni and Jimmy Spithill, the entire sailing team, some representatives of the technicians and designers who contributed to the result and Agostino Randazzo, the commodore of the Circolo della Vela Sicilia.
Additionally, the team received Winner medals and backpacks exclusively designed with the Prada Cup insignia and made from sustainable Prada Re-Nylon.
The Copa América match presented by Prada begins on March 6 at 4:00