Luna Rossa

Crew members of Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena inspect a malfunctioning dagger board during race one of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals against Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker on August 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Emirates Team New Zealand won race one after Team Luna Rossa Challenge did not finish. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Italy’s Luna Rossa Beats Hobbled Emirates, America’s Cup Series Even

The Louis Vuitton Cup finals have been more about survival than sailing.