Sunday was the final day of America’s Cup World Series in Naples, Italy and also wrapped the 2012-13 racing season for the global tour. The match racing and fleet racing championships were determining factors for the overall season champs for the second season of racing. A large crowd was present for the day’s action, which was graced with sunny weather and winds similar to the past few days.
While Oracle Team USA had a fantastic performance in the races, we are more interested in one particular sailor aboard the ship: Rome Kirby of Newport, RI. His profile on Oracle’s website boasts not only amazing sailing stats but also talks about Kirby’s appreciation for steak and cheese sandwiches and rapper Lil Wayne’s music. Alas, this guy is not only handsome and talented but also has a great sense of humor! Rome has been sailing the big blue sea since he was a tiny tot and went on to complete the junior circuit between ages 8 -14. When other little boys were busy skateboarding with skinned knees, Rome was busy becoming a world-class sailor well before adulthood. We are proud of our hometown hero and wish him all the best
For complete race results from Naples, click here!