Next Generation Foil Academy FIV powered by Luna Rossa
A new partnership born to create a training program, specifically aimed at young sailors. The world of “Olympics” and “America's Cup” will be the main training grounds to prepare for the most demanding challenges in sailing. The athletes from the Foil Academy will represent the pool of potential talents in the preliminary selection of the America’s Cup Youth and Women's teams.
Max Sirena - Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Skipper and Team Director: “The team is thrilled to collaborate with the Italian Sailing Federation to implement the Next Generation Foil Academy. This series of clinics and training sessions will be essential for the growth of young Italian sailors who will be increasingly involved with foiling disciplines, and it will bring sailing to an increasing number of enthusiasts in search of innovation and excitement in this sport. The project will involve the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team at 360 degrees, starting from the Design Team who will support the Olympic Team both in a technical and technological capacity. The main goal of this initiative is to promote a movement that is formative for new generations of talents and Italian sailors."
Francesco Ettorre - President of the Italian Sailing Federation: "The sailing movement in Italy has been developing an increasingly open communication process, showcasing this sport as a healthy, educational and useful activity for the physical and psychological growth of children. The Foil Academy will be even stronger thanks to its partnership with Luna Rossa, a world-class excellence in the world of competitive sailing on foils; this project will lay the foundations for a future movement, filled with stimulating and ambitious objectives. The Federation believes in the quality of this academy, and Luna Rossa has expressed its interest in joining forces to create a new generation of sailors. Today, ideally, we are taking the first step in this direction."