Mercury News: Italian sailing team will operate from Alameda for America's Cup, March 4, 2013


ALAMEDA -- The Italian sailing team Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 will be based in Alameda as it competes on San Francisco Bay for the 34th America's Cup this summer, the second team to be based in the city, officials announced Monday.

Luna Rossa, which represents the Circolo della Vela Sicilia Yacht Club, will join Sweden's Artemis Racing at Alameda Point, site of the former Alameda Naval Air Station.

Luna Rossa, or "red moon" in Italian, will lease a 65,400-square-foot former aircraft hangar for the next seven months, city officials said.