Bertarelli Admits That the America’s Cup has taken a Backwards Step.
Team boss of Alinghi, Ernest Bertarelli has told the press that there has been a negative impact on the America’s Cup caused by the disagreements between the Defender and Challenger. According to Yahoo/Eurosport, Bertarelli told Spain’s Marca Sports daily:
“From the point of view of the event, the public and the sponsors, yes there has been a very big step backwards.”
It’s not known if Bertarelli has expressed any regret over his actions having such an impact. The President of the Swiss team doesn’t believe that the sport has been affected saying:
“From the point of view of the sport, no, because I believe that for young people sailing is about speed,”
Port America’s Cup prepares.
The America’s Cup Park for the 33rd America’s Cup will open to the public on the 6th of February. The centre of activities will be the landmark Veles e Ventes building designed by English architect David Chipperfield.
Entertainment includes the Mar del Bambú restaurant, the Estrella Damm Club, a tapas bar, the team bars: Defender Bar and a Challenger Bar and El Corte Inglés shop selling all the official event merchandise. On the fourth floor is the Quique Dacosta Gastro-Bar. Access to all these areas is free.
On racing days, (Scheduled for Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th, Friday 12th) activity will run from is from 0900hrs to 2000hrs. On non-racing days the Park will be open between 1000hrs and 1800hrs.
Forget the sailing, the 33rd America’s Cup is about iconic design. The giant multihulls are innovative and modern and so too is the merchandise. While most people will want to forget the 33rd edition of the classic race and move on, Alinghi are offering you the chance of a permanent reminder.
The Swiss team has launched its official ‘Fine Art Print Collection’. Perfect for the wall of lobby or boardroom of a New York law firm.
The special edition launch collection features two themes: the 33rd and 32nd America’s Cup. Each collection is inspired by the yacht – both the America’s Cup Class and the Alinghi 5 catamaran. The artwork is available exclusively from the Alinghi art prints web store: www.alinghiart.com