Sir Ben Ainslie and his team beat Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team to make it five wins from five races. They move directly into the PRADA Cup final and edge one step closer to becoming the challenger in the 36th America’s Cup match in March.
INEOS TEAM UK move straight into the PRADA Cup final after beating Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team to make it five wins from five races in the PRADA Cup Round Robins.
The British team went into the weekend’s racing knowing that they needed just one win from two races in order to secure the fastest route into the PRADA Cup final.
The PRADA Cup must be won to become the challenger to Emirates Team New Zealand in March’s 36th America’s Cup match.
The first stage – the round robins – produce a winner who progresses straight into the final. Then remaining two challengers must race again in a first-to-four points semi-final contest.
The winner of that moves into the PRADA Cup final before one challenger is left standing after a first-to-seven-points contest.