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BMW Oracle launches BOR 90 in Valencia

Posted on 16 January 2010 by Valencia Sailing

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

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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

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Video: CNN Mainsail goes onboard BMW Oracle’s BOR 90

Posted on 22 December 2009 by Valencia Sailing

CNN Mainsail goes onboard BMW Oracle’s BOR 90. Video copyright CNN Mainsail

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Video: CNN Mainsail goes onboard BMW Oracle’s BOR 90

Posted on 22 December 2009 by Valencia Sailing

CNN Mainsail goes onboard BMW Oracle’s BOR 90. Video copyright CNN Mainsail

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Video: BMW Oracle ships out to Valencia

Posted on 16 December 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Here’s another excellent video produced by John von Seeburg and Rick Deppe, this time capturing all the action in San Diego. It’s strange though that the BMW Oracle base in Valencia is very quiet and there are no apparent signs of any preparation for the upcoming race…

BMW Oracle ships out to Valencia. San Diego, 15 December 2009. Video copyright BMW Oracle

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Video: BMW Oracle ships out to Valencia

Posted on 16 December 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Here’s another excellent video produced by John von Seeburg and Rick Deppe, this time capturing all the action in San Diego. It’s strange though that the BMW Oracle base in Valencia is very quiet and there are no apparent signs of any preparation for the upcoming race…

BMW Oracle ships out to Valencia. San Diego, 15 December 2009. Video copyright BMW Oracle

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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

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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

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