It’s on again. Well a bit of America’s Cup Sailing at least.
Alinghi, Defender of the 33rd America’s Cup will compete at the Club Náutico Español de Vela’s America’s Cup Class series during their Annual Regatta in Valencia on the 8 and 9 November.
Team skipper, Brad Butterworth, comments:
“It will be great to get back on the water on the Cup boats. SUI100 has been under wraps for over a year now – since we won the 32nd America’s Cup in fact – and we are very fortunate to be set up in Valencia and to be able to take the boat racing in this event; the team is looking forward to getting back to some Cup sailing, even for just two days! This initiative from the Challenger of Record is very welcome and we hope that other teams can come and join the event.”
It remains to be seen if the event gets the same response as the proposed Louis Vuitton Pacific Series to be staged in Auckland. Reports are that Desafío and Luna Rossa will also compete at the Valencia event and may be joined by Team Origin from the UK.
For more information on this event, go to www.clubnauticoev.com