The street fighter: Why Luna Rossa couldn’t resist Jimmy Spithill for 2021 America’s Cup

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LUNA ROSSA PRAD PIRELLIJimmy Spithill, centre, is handing out his extensive America’s Cup experience to Italian challenger Luna Rossa.Jimmy Spithill’s experience and fighting qualities made him irresistible to Italian challenger Luna Rossa who hope the Australian’s ultra-competitiveness can help them to a breakthrough win at the America’s Cup in Auckland. Luna Rossa have always dedicated themselves to a nationalistic approach with their team since entering the Cup in 2000. Spithill has been an exception to that, helming the Italian challenge in Valencia in 2007 before he was wooed away by Larry Ellison’s Oracle syndicate where he won the Auld Mug in 2010 and 2013. Spithill masterminded Oracle’s incredible comeback against Team New Zealand in 2013 but when the Kiwis won the rematch at Bermuda 2017, Ellison stepped away and Spithill became a free agent. READ MORE:* America’s Cup: Jimmy Spithill out to earn respect of Kiwis with Luna Rossa * America’s Cup: Jimmy Spithill brushes off Luna Rossa struggles * America’s Cup: Jimmy Spithill labels new boat ‘addictive’ as Luna Rossa recover from crash* America’s Cup: Jimmy Spithill making moves with Luna Rossa Luna Rossa swooped, with skipper Max Sirena explaining the benefits the 41-year-old Spithill brings to a syndicate that has …

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