«Candidate for the next America's Cup», Italian team Luna Rossa has solemnly launchedits first 20m AC75 on October 2 in Cagliari,Sardinia.
The boat was immediately dubbed by social media users «a whale with a sail», «a whale in a shark's skin» and, unexpectedly, «a duck».
Luna Rossa, as this AC75 was officially named, was the third in the Cup fleet. Prior to that Te Aihe (« Dolphin» from Maori) and Defiant («Daring») had already shown their boats to the current champions, Emirates Team New Zealand, and Americans from Team American Magic.Next in line seems to be a boat from Britain's INEOS Team - the team published a timelapse of the delivery of their tent-covered AC75 on October 3.
The «America's Cup» will be held in New Zealand's Auckland in 2021 . But boats can be seen in action sooner, with the America's Cup World Series kicking off in Sardinia in March 2020.