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30 January 2021

PRADA Cup Final 2021 sees INEOS Team UK face Luna Rossa.

The Italian Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa, faces INEOS Team UK in the PRADA Cup Final after beating New York Yacht Club American Magic.

Despite American Magic pulling off the hugely impressive feat of getting their boat, PATRIOT, back out on the racecourse less than two weeks after their dramatic capsize, Luna Rossa comfortably won the series 4-0. INEOS TEAM UK previously qualified directly for the Final having won all five of the team’s races Round Robin series.

What does this mean to INEOS Team UK?

The PRADA Cup Final, a first to seven wins series, took place on 13th February. The winner then takes on Emirates Team New Zealand in the America’s Cup Match in March.

When asked about the Final, Sir Ben Ainslie said:

It’s a great moment for the team because we’ve obviously had a tough start and a tough build-up to this competition, so I’m incredibly proud of everyone. That said we know we’ve still got a long way to go, so while we’ve got ourselves into the Prada Cup final, it’s just one step on the road and now we’ve got to focus on trying to win that and, after that, the Cup.

Sir Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie and his team will be working to constantly improve and push the limits to stay ahead of the competition in their efforts to win the America’s Cup.

What’s coming up for INEOS Team UK?

The Prada Challenger’s Trophy is a stepping-stone to the world’s most prestigious sailing competition – The America’s Cup. Teams that wish to compete for the Cup must first win this trophy. For INEOS Team UK, that means beating the Luna Rossa which will be no easy task.


Find out more about INEOS Team UK, how it was formed and what competitions are coming up here.