April 1, 2007

America's Cup - 32nd Edition Valencia Spain

Today is the start of the 32nd Americas Cup with the unveiling ceremony for all 11 Challengers and the Defender team. The racing will begin the coming Tuesday with the final ACT no.13, which is a fleet race. These ACT's where held since September 2004 starting in Marseille ACT1, with a tour which continued in Valencia, Malmo, Trapani and retuned to Valencia again from ACT 10, May 2006 till the closing ACT which will start Tuesday. These ACT apart from being a promotional tour for the oldest ever competition give bonus points to the challengers for the final phase, the Luis Vuitton Cup which starts Monday, 16th April.
Declared boat's from Defender and Challengers:
Alinghi - SUI 100, SUI 91
BMW ORACLE Racing - USA 98, USA 87
Luna Rossa Challenge - ITA 94, ITA 86
Emirates Team New Zealand - NZL 92, NZL 84
Desafío Español 2007 - ESP 97, ESP 88
Victory Challenge - SWE 96, SWE 73
Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia Team - ITA 99, ITA 90
+39 Challenge - ITA 85
Team Shosholoza - RSA 83
Areva Challenge - FRA 93
United Internet Team Germany - GER 89
China Team - CHN 95
Racing Calendar: Valencia Luis Vuitton ACT 13
3 to 7 April 2007 Fleet races involving all 12 teams
Luis Vuitton Cup
Round Robins 16 April - 7 May 2007.
11 Teams battle for the four semi-final places.
Semi Final 14 - 25 May.
Final 1 - 12 June. Winner wins Luis Vuitton Cup and will face Defender in Americas Cup Final.
32nd America's Cup by Luis Vuitton
23 June - 7 July 2007. Defender vs Challenger.
Best of 9, first to five match races.
The 12 Teams
Alinghi, Societe Nautique De Geneve - Switzerland
Challenger of Records
BMW Oracle Racing, Golden Gate Yacht Club - USA
+39 Challenge, Circolo Vela Gargnano - Italy
Team Shosholoza, Royal Cape Yacht Club - South Africa
Emirates Team New Zealand, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron - New Zealand
Luna Rossa Challenge, Yacht Club Italiano - Italy
Areva Challenge, Cercle de la Voile de Paris - France
Victory Challenge, Gamla Stans Yacht Sallskap - Sweeden
Desafio Espanol 2007, Real Federación Española de Vela - Spain
Mascalzone Latino Capitalia Team, Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia - Italy
United Internet Team Germany, Deutscher Challenger Yacht Club - Germany
China Team, Qingdao International Yacht Club - China

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