BMW Oracle Back Louis Vuitton Pacific Cup

There is hope yet for the America’s Cup. One of the legal combatants at least is backing the newly announced Pacific Cup in New Zealand.

BMW ORACLE Racing has welcomed the announcement of the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series to be run in Auckland, New Zealand early next year and confirmed that it will be entering a team. The involvement of the luxury goods company and long time cup supporter seems to have added real credibility to the venture.

“It is really good to see Louis Vuitton leading this initiative, and we are really looking forward to coming to Auckland to join in what I’m sure will be a great competition,”

Russell Coutts, the team’s CEO said.

“Congratulations are also due to the New Zealand Government, Emirates Team New Zealand and the other partners to the event in coming up with this format. This is a great way to get everyone back on the water.

“Auckland is always a great place to sail. And with a race format aimed at close competition this will be an event that sailors and fans will really enjoy.”
Coutts said the team would be in touch with Louis Vuitton shortly to confirm its entry.