BMW Oracle’s BOR 90 arrives safely in Valencia

Posted on 04 January 2010 by Valencia Sailing

A few hours after Alinghi it was BMW Oracle’s turn to arrive in Valencia, the venue of the 33rd America’s Cup match. Unfortunately, the operation took place in the early hours of Monday morning and as a result we couldn’t be present or take a historic picture of the two giant multihulls onboard their cargo ships side by side waiting to enter Valencia’s commercial port. According to the BMW Oracle blog, she arrived at 4am. The crane that will be used for the unloading arrived at 7am and unloading is scheduled to take place later in the morning, an operation that will depend on weather conditions.

After a couple of days of spring-like weather, winter returned to Valencia as a cold front is fast approaching. It has been raining since late Sunday night and wind is expected to pick up later on Monday. As a result, the delicate operation of unloading BOR 90 and especially her wing might be delayed.

BMW Oracle’s BOR 90 safely docks in. Valencia, 4 January 2010. Video copyright BMW Oracle

BMW Oracle’s BOR 90 safely docks in. Valencia, 4 January 2010. Photo copyright Gilles Martin-Raget / BMW Oracle

BMW Oracle’s BOR 90 safely docks in. Valencia, 4 January 2010. Photo copyright Gilles Martin-Raget / BMW Oracle

8 Comments For This Post

  1. Six Says:

    Alinghi's boat arrived yesterday at 6 am, and still waiting outside the port.
    Oracle's boat arrived today at 4 in the morning, right through the port. They already are downloading.

    I think that is a message from Valencia to Alinghi: you went with another, now go home, and you're making it difficult …

    We want more regattas and on weekend! See if you find out what your situation …
    Although maybe it's just heavy administrative and health procedures :)

  2. Ramon Says:

    The show may now begin…

  3. Anonymous Says:

    @ 11:32 AM,
    I wonder how the "downloading" of BOR actually works and how much time they would need

  4. Anonymous Says:

    note LR Defender pulling the ship :) nice product placement :)

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Alinghi is on cassanda now at the dock too

  6. Anonymous Says:

    weather in RAK:
    sunny, 23 degrees, humidity 83%….

  7. Anonymous Says:

    BOR docked in right beside her new base too. Now that's planning!!!

  8. Martin Says:

    It referrs to boats arriving in January 2009. I thought it was 2010.



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