Luna Rossa confirm Louis Vuitton Trophy crew line-up

Patricio Bertelli's new team includes some ex-Alinghi faces

Monday April 19th 2010, Author: James Boyd, Location: Italy

Team Luna Rossa has confirmed it will participate in the Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA taking place over 22 May until 6 June in La Maddalena.

Luna Rossa’s afterguard will include helmsman Ed Baird, tactician Torben Grael and strategist Robert Scheidt. Interestingly the crew line-up includes several personnel recently with Alinghi including Ed Baird, Rodney Ardern and Lorenzo Mazza.

The revised Team will include Luna Rossa’s core group of sailors, as follows:
Patrizio Bertelli Team Principal
Ed Baird Skipper and helmsman
Torben Grael Tactician
Robert Scheidt Strategist
Matteo Plazzi Navigator
Manuel Modena Runners
Max Sirena Runners
Benjamin Durham Mainsail trimmer
Claudio Celon Trimmer
Lorenzo Mazza Trimmer
Romolo Ranieri Grinder
Emanuele Marino Grinder
Marco Montis Grinder
Wade Morgan Grinder
Rodney Ardern Jolly / Grinder
Simone de Mari Pitman
Cicco Rapetti Mast
Greg Gendell Bowman / Mid-bowman
Sofuku Kazuhiko Bowman
Antonio Marrai Team manager
Max Sirena Head of the Technical and Sailing Programme

Team Luna Rossa also expect to participate in the Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA regattas in Dubai (13–28 November) and Hong Kong (9–24 January 2011).

The Team Luna Rossa will fly the Yacht Club Punta Ala burgee

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