America's Cup 2021 has a master, it's New Zealander Grant Dalton

America’s Cup 2021 has a master, it’s New Zealander Grant Dalton

He is the owner of the Emirates team, New Zealand, the owner of the America’s Cup. The next contender for Luna Rossa in the final to be held on March 6. Grant DaltonThe 64-year-old rules the New Zealand boat with an iron fist defending the victory achieved in 2017 when he also won thanks to an innovative pedal power recharging system, an idea passed on to him by Team Luna Rossa.

Patrizio Bertelli (left) and Grant Dalton

Patrizio Bertelli, 75, coach of Luna Rossa, has so far had excellent relations with Team New Zealand. But now that things are getting tough and the Italians and Kiwis are vying for the America’s Cup, relationships aren’t what they used to be. common sense.

Bertelli himself stated in a recent interview:We helped them in Bermuda, agreed on AC75s, and sponsored the Prada Cup. What do they want more? Everything seems a little angry, excessive. When the kiwi head was Tom Schnackenberg he was eating spaghetti at our base. With Grant Dalton, everything is more difficult“.

Since last October, as has always been the case since the 1851 America’s Cup, registered challenger (the one in charge of all opponents) Luna Rossa and defender (who defends the cup) Team New Zealand, they give them a good reason.

They squabbled over race courses, Prada Cup rules and constant excitement. Grant Dalton tries all of them, waiting for the final battle, to put the Italians in difficulty.

Dalton Scholarship “Bad”

Dalton is famous for having always been an athlete who used all possible weapons, including verbal ones, to reach his only goal: winning. And in his long sailing career, which began in 8 years of victory in battles at sea, he brought a lot home. His resume includes seven appearances around the world in sailing as well as winning the 2017 America’s Cup against the Oracle Americans in Bermuda.

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Few people know that Dalton is also a huge motorcycle enthusiast. At the age of 57, he participated in the most dangerous motorcycle race, the Manx Grand Prix, which takes place every year between the end of August and the beginning of September in the Isle of Man, England. On a 60-kilometre circuit with four total laps. His comment after the end was: “I’ve played seven World Tours and a few US Cups, but this is the most extreme thing I’ve ever done.”


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