April 14, 2007

America's Cup - Challengers declare yachts for Round Robin 1, Great Gala this evening 2130 CET in Valencia

In a press conference this afternoon in Valencia, the 11 challenger's declared the racing yacht's they will use in Round Robin 1, starting next Monday. The team's with 2 racing yacht's i.e Oracle, Emirates Team New Zealand, LunaRossa, Desafio Espanol and Mascalzone Latino, all declared there latest Version 5 construction. That means maiden official racing for USA98 and NZL92. Luna Rossa, Desafio Espanol and Mascalzione Latino all confirmed there latest racing boat's that where also used for ACT 13.
Challenger's boat's for Round Robin 1:
BMW Oracle Racing - USA 98
Luna Rossa Challenge - ITA 94
Emirates Team New Zealand - NZL 92
Desafío Español 2007 - ESP 97
Victory Challenge - SWE 96
Mascalzone Latino Capitalia Team - ITA 99
+39 Challenge - ITA 85
Team Shosholoza - RSA 83
Areva Challenge - FRA 93
United Internet Team Germany - GER 89
China Team - CHN 95
Note: Challenger's are permitted to change racing yacht, but each change will cost the relevant team a victory match point which is 2 points
Tonight 2130 Boat Parade
The official opening ceremony for the 32nd America's Cup tonight at 2130 CET.

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