January 2021


INEOS TEAM UK blast out of the blocks with two wins on day 1.

Today all the build up and discussion ended and the points started to count in Auckland as the first two races of the PRADA Cup officially kicked off.

INEOS TEAM UK went from zero to hero by winning both races with solid starts, smooth sailing and protecting their leads over their opponents, both American Magic and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team respectively.
A result few people had predicted before today.

Race course C - sheltered between North Head and Bastion Point - was selected for today’s racing to take advantage of the predominant Southwest wind at start time. The right side of the course was strong all day and Ben Ainslie and his INEOS Team UK knew it.

To read the regattas wrap-up go to the America's Cup website.


Rachele Vitello

SSL Press Officer since 2015