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BMW Oracle loads BOR 90 on cargo ship to Valencia

Posted on 12 December 2009 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: BMW Oracle] On Friday afternoon in San Diego, BMW ORACLE Racing loaded its trimaran, the BOR 90, on board a cargo ship for transport to Valencia, the venue for the 33rd America’s Cup Match.

BMW ORACLE Racing has been based in San Diego for nearly 16 months, where the team has been training and testing in preparation for the Match. Here, the BOR 90 has undergone several refinements and modifications as a result of the testing programme, including the unveiling of a giant wing sail.

The packing and loading schedule has been intense – time is at a premium with the first race of the America’s Cup scheduled for February 8, 2010, less than two months from today.

BOR 90 loaded on cargo ship to be transported to Valencia. San Diego, 11 December 2009. Photo copyright Dale Frost / Port of San Diego

Thus, the packing of the base and the loading of the cargo ship has been planned meticulously.

“Everything has been staged on two barges to be shuttled from the base to the cargo ship,” explains Scott Sandford (NZL), who has been directing the operation. “The boat platform itself was picked up with a floating crane and travelled suspended in the air to the ship.”

It was a smooth process on Friday. In fact, the loading of the platform onto the ship took place ahead of schedule. The packing and loading will continue on Saturday.

BOR 90 loaded on cargo ship to be transported to Valencia. San Diego, 11 December 2009. Photo copyright Dale Frost / Port of San Diego

5 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Don't you think it's strange how long it takes to the appellant court to have a decision ???? Some changes ahead?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Bon Voyage, BMW ORACLE

  3. Anonymous Says:

    BOR 90 looks wrapped much better than unwrapped…..

  4. Anonymous Says:

    9:05 there are no changes & thats why there is no rush to get out the affirming of the order to race in VLC. SNG knows where they need to be on Feb 8th otherwise they will be in contempt of court.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    It seems that the wing is so fast and ready to fly that it started to do by itself when it was being loaded for the trip….

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BMW Oracle loads BOR 90 on cargo ship to Valencia

Posted on 12 December 2009 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: BMW Oracle] On Friday afternoon in San Diego, BMW ORACLE Racing loaded its trimaran, the BOR 90, on board a cargo ship for transport to Valencia, the venue for the 33rd America’s Cup Match.

BMW ORACLE Racing has been based in San Diego for nearly 16 months, where the team has been training and testing in preparation for the Match. Here, the BOR 90 has undergone several refinements and modifications as a result of the testing programme, including the unveiling of a giant wing sail.

The packing and loading schedule has been intense – time is at a premium with the first race of the America’s Cup scheduled for February 8, 2010, less than two months from today.

BOR 90 loaded on cargo ship to be transported to Valencia. San Diego, 11 December 2009. Photo copyright Dale Frost / Port of San Diego

Thus, the packing of the base and the loading of the cargo ship has been planned meticulously.

“Everything has been staged on two barges to be shuttled from the base to the cargo ship,” explains Scott Sandford (NZL), who has been directing the operation. “The boat platform itself was picked up with a floating crane and travelled suspended in the air to the ship.”

It was a smooth process on Friday. In fact, the loading of the platform onto the ship took place ahead of schedule. The packing and loading will continue on Saturday.

BOR 90 loaded on cargo ship to be transported to Valencia. San Diego, 11 December 2009. Photo copyright Dale Frost / Port of San Diego

10 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Don't you think it's strange how long it takes to the appellant court to have a decision ???? Some changes ahead?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Bon Voyage, BMW ORACLE

  3. Anonymous Says:

    BOR 90 looks wrapped much better than unwrapped…..

  4. Anonymous Says:

    9:05 there are no changes & thats why there is no rush to get out the affirming of the order to race in VLC. SNG knows where they need to be on Feb 8th otherwise they will be in contempt of court.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    It seems that the wing is so fast and ready to fly that it started to do by itself when it was being loaded for the trip….

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Don't you think it's strange how long it takes to the appellant court to have a decision ???? Some changes ahead?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Bon Voyage, BMW ORACLE

  8. Anonymous Says:

    BOR 90 looks wrapped much better than unwrapped…..

  9. Anonymous Says:

    9:05 there are no changes & thats why there is no rush to get out the affirming of the order to race in VLC. SNG knows where they need to be on Feb 8th otherwise they will be in contempt of court.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    It seems that the wing is so fast and ready to fly that it started to do by itself when it was being loaded for the trip….

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