Italian yacht Luna Rossa has made it through to the finals of the Vuitton Cup which begins in the Gulf of Valencia on 1 June.

Luna Rossa, sponsored by Prada, sailed through to the final in record time with five wins in six races against the United States BMW Oracle. The winner is the yacht that gets five wins first out of a possible nine.

The speedy success of Luna Rossa was all the more surprising as it entered the semi-finals in a weak third position behind both Emirates Team New Zealand and BMW Oracle.

The other challenger in the Vuitton Cup final is still not known as the Emirates Team New Zealand and Spain