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Last sail for Alinghi 5 last Sunday; to be shipped to RAK tomorrow

Posted on 15 September 2009 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Alinghi] More than one hundred people went out on the water aboard the ferryboat “Suprema” on Sunday to watch the last Alinghi 5 training day in Genoa, Italy. The sunny weather and a gentle breeze, propelled the giant catamaran to fly on one hull, reaching speeds over 20 knots, giving all the Alinghi guests an incredible show.

“Today was an exciting day. Photos and videos don’t do justice to Alinghi 5. I’m sure in February I’ll be cheering for Alinghi” said a guest, on shore.

After being at sea, the guests were welcomed by Yacht Club Italiano for a farewell cocktail and dinner in the presence of Ernesto Bertarelli and other Alinghi team members. The friendly and informal atmosphere gave the guests the possibility to talk with the team about the 33rd America’s Cup.

On Wednesday 16th , Alinghi 5 will put to sea en route to Ras al-Khaimah, in UAE, where the team will continue with their development of Alinghi 5.

These images are now history. The next Alinghi 5 photos will be from Ras Al Khaimah. Genoa, 15 August 2009. Photo copyright Guito Trombetta / Alinghi

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Last sail for Alinghi 5 last Sunday; to be shipped to RAK tomorrow

Posted on 15 September 2009 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Alinghi] More than one hundred people went out on the water aboard the ferryboat “Suprema” on Sunday to watch the last Alinghi 5 training day in Genoa, Italy. The sunny weather and a gentle breeze, propelled the giant catamaran to fly on one hull, reaching speeds over 20 knots, giving all the Alinghi guests an incredible show.

“Today was an exciting day. Photos and videos don’t do justice to Alinghi 5. I’m sure in February I’ll be cheering for Alinghi” said a guest, on shore.

After being at sea, the guests were welcomed by Yacht Club Italiano for a farewell cocktail and dinner in the presence of Ernesto Bertarelli and other Alinghi team members. The friendly and informal atmosphere gave the guests the possibility to talk with the team about the 33rd America’s Cup.

On Wednesday 16th , Alinghi 5 will put to sea en route to Ras al-Khaimah, in UAE, where the team will continue with their development of Alinghi 5.

These images are now history. The next Alinghi 5 photos will be from Ras Al Khaimah. Genoa, 15 August 2009. Photo copyright Guito Trombetta / Alinghi

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BMW Oracle spying RIB nearly hits fisherman in Genoa

Posted on 19 August 2009 by Valencia Sailing

If the 33rd America’s Cup didn’t exist someone should have invented it in order to provide us with some entertainemnt during these hot days of the Mediterranean summer when there is either no racing at all or the one that takes place suffers from very light conditions. The TP52′s are scheduled to start racing today at 1pm in Portimao with a southerly breeze between 4 and 9 knots. Under such conditions it will, unfortunately, be a drift race and as a result we need something to brighten up the day.

According to the Italian news agency ANSA, the tender pictured in the photo below is related to BMW Oracle and its mission is to follow the daily sea trials and tests of Alinghi 5, as close as possible, and gather all the necessary intelligence that could help the American team’s designers learn as much as they can about the Defender’s yacht.

According to Italian news agency ANSA this is the BMW Oracle spying tender. Genoa, 18 August 2009. Photo copyright ANSA

As our friends at ZeroGradiNord report, it appears that the same tender was involved in an incident with a local fisherman yesterday, when in their eagerness to follow the Swiss catamaran they ignored all basic safety rules and rammed into him, cutting his boulter, as the ANSA agency reports.

According to the fisherman, he was 600 meters from the coast, on his own tender, trying to recover his boulter when he saw Alinghi 5 and the rest of the Swiss tenders coming towards him. While the entire Swiss “fleet” maneuvered and passed him safely, the female driver of the BMW Oracle-related spy tender kept her course, ignored his horn signals and rammed into his boulter while he had to swiftly maneuver his own tender in order to avoid a collision. Always according to his statement, the alleged spy tender sped away while one of Alinghi’s tenders got back to check whether he needed any help.

Finally, the BMW Oracle-related tender returned half an hour later and one Italian man aboard tried to apologize for what had happened. The fisherman wanted to “stress the incivility and impropriety of certain behaviors in the sea”.

This is getting funny…

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BMW Oracle spying RIB nearly hits fisherman in Genoa

Posted on 19 August 2009 by Valencia Sailing

If the 33rd America’s Cup didn’t exist someone should have invented it in order to provide us with some entertainemnt during these hot days of the Mediterranean summer when there is either no racing at all or the one that takes place suffers from very light conditions. The TP52′s are scheduled to start racing today at 1pm in Portimao with a southerly breeze between 4 and 9 knots. Under such conditions it will, unfortunately, be a drift race and as a result we need something to brighten up the day.

According to the Italian news agency ANSA, the tender pictured in the photo below is related to BMW Oracle and its mission is to follow the daily sea trials and tests of Alinghi 5, as close as possible, and gather all the necessary intelligence that could help the American team’s designers learn as much as they can about the Defender’s yacht.

According to Italian news agency ANSA this is the BMW Oracle spying tender. Genoa, 18 August 2009. Photo copyright ANSA

As our friends at ZeroGradiNord report, it appears that the same tender was involved in an incident with a local fisherman yesterday, when in their eagerness to follow the Swiss catamaran they ignored all basic safety rules and rammed into him, cutting his boulter, as the ANSA agency reports.

According to the fisherman, he was 600 meters from the coast, on his own tender, trying to recover his boulter when he saw Alinghi 5 and the rest of the Swiss tenders coming towards him. While the entire Swiss “fleet” maneuvered and passed him safely, the female driver of the BMW Oracle-related spy tender kept her course, ignored his horn signals and rammed into his boulter while he had to swiftly maneuver his own tender in order to avoid a collision. Always according to his statement, the alleged spy tender sped away while one of Alinghi’s tenders got back to check whether he needed any help.

Finally, the BMW Oracle-related tender returned half an hour later and one Italian man aboard tried to apologize for what had happened. The fisherman wanted to “stress the incivility and impropriety of certain behaviors in the sea”.

This is getting funny…

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Video: Alinghi 5 sailing in Genoa

Posted on 18 August 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Alinghi 5 during her sea trials. Genoa, 18 August 2009. Video copyright Alinghi

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Video: Alinghi 5 sailing in Genoa

Posted on 18 August 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Alinghi 5 during her sea trials. Genoa, 18 August 2009. Video copyright Alinghi

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What is this (part III) ?

Posted on 18 August 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Well, guess what? We have been able to squeeze some more juice out of the quiz and now have a third part. This time it is definitely much harder guessing the correct solutions and the first reader that identifies all elements will receive free of charge 2 Valencia Sailing t-shirts.

None of the photos we have published has been altered by any way whatsoever (other than adjusting the size of course). They have been shot by an avid reader and friend (amico in Italian) of Valencia Sailing.

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What is this (part III) ?

Posted on 18 August 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Well, guess what? We have been able to squeeze some more juice out of the quiz and now have a third part. This time it is definitely much harder guessing the correct solutions and the first reader that identifies all elements will receive free of charge 2 Valencia Sailing t-shirts.

None of the photos we have published has been altered by any way whatsoever (other than adjusting the size of course). They have been shot by an avid reader and friend (amico in Italian) of Valencia Sailing.

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