ANTIGUANS FACE-OFF IN AMERICA’S CUPFriday 12th March 2021
A first in Antiguan history, two Antiguans battle head-to-head for the coveted America’s Cup. The two teams remaining in the 36th America’s Cup are the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team and the Emirates Team New Zealand. The Antiguans are Shannon Falcone, a Grinder for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, and Louis Sinclair, a Grinder for Emirates Team New Zealand.
Photo: Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team © America’s Cup
The 36th America’s Cup began on 6th March, and Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team have battled their way to the final round, and currently stand at 2-2, with races scheduled daily until 16th March, subject to possible change. Whichever team wins – an Antiguan will be on the podium, lifting the prestigious America’s Cup Trophy among their team of elite sailors.
Photo: Left to right: Louis Sinclair and Shannon Falcone.
Read this article from Antigua Observer, featuring interviews with both Falcone and Sinclair and check out this Vanity Fair cover featuring Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, and see if you can spot Falcone (hint: mid-right of the group).
Watch the final races of the America’s Cup (Schedule here) and cheer on whichever team you wish – either way, Antigua will be on the winners stage and we couldn’t be prouder!
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