BMW Oracle starts packing up in order to head to Valencia

Posted on 28 November 2009 by Valencia Sailing

The countdown to the 33rd America’s Cup has started, at least as far as BMW Oracle is concerned. The Challenger of Record started this Saturday morning their disassembly operations by taking the big wing off the BOR 90 yacht.

Tom Ehman, the team’s head of External Affairs and spokesman of the challenging yacht club, Golden Gate Yacht Club, was there, shooting the complex operation that required two cranes. According to Ehman, after the shore crew finishes packing up the yacht, they will ship her to Valencia, even if we still await the decision of the Appellate Division on whether Ras Al-Khaimah is a legitimate venue for a race in February.

BMW Oracle’s shore crew takes the wing off BOR90. San Diego, 28 November 2009. Video copyright Tom Ehman

18 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Quality. That guy makes me want to feel the vomit.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    … "otherwise known as a carpark" … nice one Mush …

  3. Anonymous Says:

    It's hilarious! It's like those jerks going in holiday with their handycams! Shooting everything, making non sense comments about their shooting, knowing nothing about what they're talking about, trying to convince the viewers that they had a great holiday (here trying to convince that the wing was a success).
    Even Tim and Rob felt emarrassed with such a prick.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Tom you pack? Are you sure it's Valencia? I heard it's Bangkok…

  5. Anonymous Says:

    BORING…. zzz zzzzzzzzz zzzzz zzzz

  6. Anonymous Says:

    real trouble is he probably thinks he's Spielberg…

  7. Anonymous Says:

    TE he is the man in yachting to date! Not what a prick

  8. Anonymous Says:

    to 2:43 AM anon,

    sorry, but you sound like a pretty frustrated and bitter Alinghi fan.

    and to 11:12 PM anon

    go ahead and feel it and then suck it up!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Tom,
    is this the same camera you use in your trips to Thailand?

  10. Anonymous Says:

    They should rather pack to go to hell, as the wing will not last very long in Valencia, so they can start to calculate, but seems like easier for them in two regattas than try to play poker with more sailing scheduled, poor yankee reparers, they won't sleep a lot in Spain, but let them enjoy the euro drama they will soon live. Honnestly in RAK nobody appart for the camels will see you sink!!

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Latest news: The borring BMW go back to court!! Due to their wing coming down TE and his team are suing the Swiss for Negative thinking! and sending them bad vibes!
    Come on Yankee grow up a bit, the world isn't America! Glad for us

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Hey Tim – bit of camera shake in that vid mate – Tom wasn't giving you a reachy with his free hand by any chance ?

  13. Anonymous Says:

    "How, When, Where" shall "USA" be named??? They haven't done it home !! Strange, where are they inttending to name their Vessel ??

  14. Anonymous Says:

    He´s had a shocker..!

  15. JamieF Says:

    All this premature fuzz because a team is getting ready to "work it out on the water".
    Alinghilites, don't you realize that with your childish comments you are only damaging the reputation of your own team? I guess, BMWOracle couldn't care less what you have to say and so do I.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Alinghiltes you keep whinning about court but it's SNG that's got The Cup there as they can play fair off the water. Interesting part is that SNG gets busted 10 out of 11 times.

    Check this out for who is making the BS

    http://i49.tinypic.com/2duasjm.jpg

  17. Norby Says:

    to the 10:36 am anon: would you put your money where your big mouth is? cause i'd bet the wing can stand the valencian conditions much longer than the swiss death trap.

  18. Norby Says:

    uhmm, alinghi can't stand even rak conditions. the swiss death trap will desintegrate in valencia. hahaha.

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BMW Oracle starts packing up in order to head to Valencia

Posted on 28 November 2009 by Valencia Sailing

The countdown to the 33rd America’s Cup has started, at least as far as BMW Oracle is concerned. The Challenger of Record started this Saturday morning their disassembly operations by taking the big wing off the BOR 90 yacht.

Tom Ehman, the team’s head of External Affairs and spokesman of the challenging yacht club, Golden Gate Yacht Club, was there, shooting the complex operation that required two cranes. According to Ehman, after the shore crew finishes packing up the yacht, they will ship her to Valencia, even if we still await the decision of the Appellate Division on whether Ras Al-Khaimah is a legitimate venue for a race in February.

BMW Oracle’s shore crew takes the wing off BOR90. San Diego, 28 November 2009. Video copyright Tom Ehman

36 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Quality. That guy makes me want to feel the vomit.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    … "otherwise known as a carpark" … nice one Mush …

  3. Anonymous Says:

    It's hilarious! It's like those jerks going in holiday with their handycams! Shooting everything, making non sense comments about their shooting, knowing nothing about what they're talking about, trying to convince the viewers that they had a great holiday (here trying to convince that the wing was a success).
    Even Tim and Rob felt emarrassed with such a prick.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Tom you pack? Are you sure it's Valencia? I heard it's Bangkok…

  5. Anonymous Says:

    BORING…. zzz zzzzzzzzz zzzzz zzzz

  6. Anonymous Says:

    real trouble is he probably thinks he's Spielberg…

  7. Anonymous Says:

    TE he is the man in yachting to date! Not what a prick

  8. Anonymous Says:

    to 2:43 AM anon,

    sorry, but you sound like a pretty frustrated and bitter Alinghi fan.

    and to 11:12 PM anon

    go ahead and feel it and then suck it up!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Tom,
    is this the same camera you use in your trips to Thailand?

  10. Anonymous Says:

    They should rather pack to go to hell, as the wing will not last very long in Valencia, so they can start to calculate, but seems like easier for them in two regattas than try to play poker with more sailing scheduled, poor yankee reparers, they won't sleep a lot in Spain, but let them enjoy the euro drama they will soon live. Honnestly in RAK nobody appart for the camels will see you sink!!

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Latest news: The borring BMW go back to court!! Due to their wing coming down TE and his team are suing the Swiss for Negative thinking! and sending them bad vibes!
    Come on Yankee grow up a bit, the world isn't America! Glad for us

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Hey Tim – bit of camera shake in that vid mate – Tom wasn't giving you a reachy with his free hand by any chance ?

  13. Anonymous Says:

    "How, When, Where" shall "USA" be named??? They haven't done it home !! Strange, where are they inttending to name their Vessel ??

  14. Anonymous Says:

    He´s had a shocker..!

  15. JamieF Says:

    All this premature fuzz because a team is getting ready to "work it out on the water".
    Alinghilites, don't you realize that with your childish comments you are only damaging the reputation of your own team? I guess, BMWOracle couldn't care less what you have to say and so do I.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Alinghiltes you keep whinning about court but it's SNG that's got The Cup there as they can play fair off the water. Interesting part is that SNG gets busted 10 out of 11 times.

    Check this out for who is making the BS

    http://i49.tinypic.com/2duasjm.jpg

  17. Norby Says:

    to the 10:36 am anon: would you put your money where your big mouth is? cause i'd bet the wing can stand the valencian conditions much longer than the swiss death trap.

  18. Norby Says:

    uhmm, alinghi can't stand even rak conditions. the swiss death trap will desintegrate in valencia. hahaha.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    Quality. That guy makes me want to feel the vomit.

  20. Anonymous Says:

    … "otherwise known as a carpark" … nice one Mush …

  21. Anonymous Says:

    It's hilarious! It's like those jerks going in holiday with their handycams! Shooting everything, making non sense comments about their shooting, knowing nothing about what they're talking about, trying to convince the viewers that they had a great holiday (here trying to convince that the wing was a success).
    Even Tim and Rob felt emarrassed with such a prick.

  22. Anonymous Says:

    Tom you pack? Are you sure it's Valencia? I heard it's Bangkok…

  23. Anonymous Says:

    BORING…. zzz zzzzzzzzz zzzzz zzzz

  24. Anonymous Says:

    real trouble is he probably thinks he's Spielberg…

  25. Anonymous Says:

    TE he is the man in yachting to date! Not what a prick

  26. Anonymous Says:

    to 2:43 AM anon,

    sorry, but you sound like a pretty frustrated and bitter Alinghi fan.

    and to 11:12 PM anon

    go ahead and feel it and then suck it up!

  27. Anonymous Says:

    Tom,
    is this the same camera you use in your trips to Thailand?

  28. Anonymous Says:

    They should rather pack to go to hell, as the wing will not last very long in Valencia, so they can start to calculate, but seems like easier for them in two regattas than try to play poker with more sailing scheduled, poor yankee reparers, they won't sleep a lot in Spain, but let them enjoy the euro drama they will soon live. Honnestly in RAK nobody appart for the camels will see you sink!!

  29. Anonymous Says:

    Latest news: The borring BMW go back to court!! Due to their wing coming down TE and his team are suing the Swiss for Negative thinking! and sending them bad vibes!
    Come on Yankee grow up a bit, the world isn't America! Glad for us

  30. Anonymous Says:

    Hey Tim – bit of camera shake in that vid mate – Tom wasn't giving you a reachy with his free hand by any chance ?

  31. Anonymous Says:

    "How, When, Where" shall "USA" be named??? They haven't done it home !! Strange, where are they inttending to name their Vessel ??

  32. Anonymous Says:

    He´s had a shocker..!

  33. JamieF Says:

    All this premature fuzz because a team is getting ready to "work it out on the water".
    Alinghilites, don't you realize that with your childish comments you are only damaging the reputation of your own team? I guess, BMWOracle couldn't care less what you have to say and so do I.

  34. Anonymous Says:

    Alinghiltes you keep whinning about court but it's SNG that's got The Cup there as they can play fair off the water. Interesting part is that SNG gets busted 10 out of 11 times.

    Check this out for who is making the BS

    http://i49.tinypic.com/2duasjm.jpg

  35. Norby Says:

    to the 10:36 am anon: would you put your money where your big mouth is? cause i'd bet the wing can stand the valencian conditions much longer than the swiss death trap.

  36. Norby Says:

    uhmm, alinghi can't stand even rak conditions. the swiss death trap will desintegrate in valencia. hahaha.

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