BMW Oracle launched their giant trimaran BOR 90 on Saturday morning, a day after Alinghi’s first sail in Valencia. Unfortunately, due to the strict restrictions and controls at the entrance of the commercial port, it is practically impossible for the media to have a look at BOR 90, even from a distance.
As a result, we will have to rely on what Peter Rusch is reporting in the excellent BMW Oracle Blog. So, according to Peter, after the boat was launched in the morning, “gusty winds made stepping the mast a tricky proposition for much of the day. But late in the afternoon, the shore team was able to complete their work. Load testing is scheduled for Sunday.”
BMW Oracle launches BOR 90. Valencia, 16 January 2010. Video copyright BMW Oracle