Luna Rossa’s foils are on everyone’s lips and without a doubt she is the boat of the moment in Italy (and beyond). Everyone is talking about it, especially those who love boats, including motor boats. That’s why, while waiting for the Prada Cup to restart(click here to follow the America’s Cup), on Boats on Wheels we want to answer a question that you must have asked yourself in great numbers: but how does Luna Rossa fly? The answer comes at Milan Yachting Week from Mario Caponnetto, CFD Leader of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team.
How do you design a flying boat? What happens above the water? And what happens underneath?
About Mario Caponnetto
Mario, born in Genoa in 1961, has a degree in Naval and Mechanical Engineering. An excellent sailor, he has achieved important results on both dinghies and IMS boats. His first America’s Cup experience was on the occasion of the Il Moro di Venezia challenge as CFD and naval tank testing manager. For many years he worked as a researcher first at the University of Genoa and later at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). He was part of the Luna Rossa team from 2004 to 2007 and then became a member of the Oracle team from 2007 to 2013, with which he won two America’s Cups, and of BAR in 2017. He is co-founder of the Caponnetto-Hueber company.