America’s Cup challenger Luna Rossa have ramped up their afterguard, signing 25-time world champion Vasco Vascotto as tactician.
His world title haul is believed to be a record and the 48-year-old also boasts 15 European and 25 Italian titles.
He comes on board as Luna Rossa get set to contest the 2018 TP52 Super Series as starting preparations for their America’s Cup campaign. Monohull specialist Vascotto has won two world championships in the TP52 class.
Vascotto’s signing comes as the Italian challenger of record confirmed a $109m sponsorship from Prada in their bid to finally win the Auld Mug when the 36th edition of the America’s Cup is sailed in Auckland in 2021.