‘Cos I’ve Got a Golden Ticket! Lucky 10 To Visit Factory!

Seems that there is so little interest in the 33rd Edition of the America’s Cup, that Defender Alinghi’s twitter stream now features a road trip by random members of the team travelling from Valencia to Switzerland. But the PR wizzes have also offered a special competition. Like Willy Wonka opening his chocolate factory to a lucky few, the Swiss team are offering 10 people a chance to see the secret multihull before anyone else.

The team’s website says:

On Saturday 4 July, we are offering 10 people the chance to visit our base in Villeneuve. We will welcome you to our VIP area where you will be given an exclusive preview of the boat.

Before you get excited, the fine print makes it clear that this is not a day out with one of the best funded teams in sailing. This is an hour long factory tour. Of course no filming or photography is allowed and there is also the non-trivial detail of having to make your own travel plans.

…you will need to make your own travel and, if necessary, accommodation arrangements.

We’d enter, but Match Cup Sweden conflicts with the designated day. If you can get there, and care enough check out: