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