Update: We would like to thank an alert reader for pointing out that this picture was taken on 3 February 2005 at the Décision boatyard in Switzerland when Alinghi presented their freshly modified SUI-75.
The following picture was first seen in Alinghi’s website accompanied by the following text: And while the sailing team and some designers and shore crew are based in Dubai, Boat 4, the second of our two new generation boats, is being built at the Décision Boatyard in Vevey, Switzerland and will be shipped overland to Valencia to be commissioned in the first quarter of the year.
Could it be sneak preview of Alinghi’s brand new rocket? We doubt the Swiss defender of the America’s Cup would publish such a photo. Whatever the case, according to the results of our unscientific poll on the left-hand column of the website, 56% of Valencia Sailing’s users that cast their vote think she will have to face NZL-92 in next summer’s America’s Cup match.