Yes I agree it was really bad luck that Prada never won this 7-1 as ETNZ came into the match not readyI think Lipton was far too polite to win the cup. Although Bertelli and Prada have always been a great team, they lacked that mongrel streak required to win the cup up until this one.
I don't know if Jimmy brought that to the team, if Max Sirena brought it to the team from ETNZ or how else they may have gotten it.
But I think Prada now have a genuine ability to win this thing.
Even this time around, had ETNZ taken just a few more days to get a handle on their boat it might have happened for Prada.