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T-Systems Minute 09-05-2007

Posted on 09 May 2007 by Valencia Sailing

Today was a milestone for Shosholoza as it marked the end of their journey in the 32nd America’s Cup. The final race for the South Africans was against Areva Challenge, the French team, for the seventh and eighth place in the Louis Vuitton Cup rankings. It was a close and exciting race and despite their slow start, Shosholoza beat the French by 14 seconds.

Unfortunately, Shosholoza’s aspiration of reaching the semifinals was not achieved but their overall performance was very satisfactory, taking into consideration the fact it was the first ever participation of a South African team in the America’s Cup.


Video shot and produced by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

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T-Systems Minute 09-05-2007

Posted on 09 May 2007 by Valencia Sailing

Today was a milestone for Shosholoza as it marked the end of their journey in the 32nd America’s Cup. The final race for the South Africans was against Areva Challenge, the French team, for the seventh and eighth place in the Louis Vuitton Cup rankings. It was a close and exciting race and despite their slow start, Shosholoza beat the French by 14 seconds.

Unfortunately, Shosholoza’s aspiration of reaching the semifinals was not achieved but their overall performance was very satisfactory, taking into consideration the fact it was the first ever participation of a South African team in the America’s Cup.


Video shot and produced by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

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T-Systems Minute 07-05-2007

Posted on 07 May 2007 by Valencia Sailing

It was supposed to be an easy race but it turned out as a disappointment for Shosholoza. Their rival, Italian challenger +39, sailed very well, had a better start and kept control over Shosholoza during the whole race. Despite their efforts, the South Africans never threatened Iain Percy and his crew and the final gap tells the story. The Italians finished the race almost a minute ahead of Shosholoza.


Video shot and produced by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

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T-Systems Minute 07-05-2007

Posted on 07 May 2007 by Valencia Sailing

It was supposed to be an easy race but it turned out as a disappointment for Shosholoza. Their rival, Italian challenger +39, sailed very well, had a better start and kept control over Shosholoza during the whole race. Despite their efforts, the South Africans never threatened Iain Percy and his crew and the final gap tells the story. The Italians finished the race almost a minute ahead of Shosholoza.


Video shot and produced by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

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T-Systems Minute 06-05-2007

Posted on 06 May 2007 by Valencia Sailing

Despite being mathematically eliminated from the Louis Vuitton semifinals, South African challenger Team Shosholoza fought hard on Sunday and won a very difficult race against Mascalzone Capitalia. Shosholoza’s helmsman Paolo Cian managed to outsmart the Italians in the prestart and get them a penalty.

Mascalzone Capitalia was always ahead of the South Africans throughout the race, and when Shosholoza ran into trouble after a gybe in the final leg, they managed to speed ahead and build a 150-meter advantage. Nevertheless, the lead was not large enough and winds had gotten lighter, allowing Shosholoza’s RSA-83 to zoom past the Italian ITA-99 when it was offloading the penalty. Shosholoza crossed the finish line just 6 seconds ahead of Mascalzone Capitalia.


Video shot and produced by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

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T-Systems Minute 06-05-2007

Posted on 06 May 2007 by Valencia Sailing

Despite being mathematically eliminated from the Louis Vuitton semifinals, South African challenger Team Shosholoza fought hard on Sunday and won a very difficult race against Mascalzone Capitalia. Shosholoza’s helmsman Paolo Cian managed to outsmart the Italians in the prestart and get them a penalty.

Mascalzone Capitalia was always ahead of the South Africans throughout the race, and when Shosholoza ran into trouble after a gybe in the final leg, they managed to speed ahead and build a 150-meter advantage. Nevertheless, the lead was not large enough and winds had gotten lighter, allowing Shosholoza’s RSA-83 to zoom past the Italian ITA-99 when it was offloading the penalty. Shosholoza crossed the finish line just 6 seconds ahead of Mascalzone Capitalia.


Video shot and produced by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

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T-Systems Minute 04-05-2007

Posted on 04 May 2007 by Valencia Sailing

Friday was a day of opposites for Shosholoza. The South African America’s Cup challenger had a first race with the weakest of their rivals, China Team, while in the second match they faced one of the mightiest powers of sailing, Emirates Team NZ.

As it was expected, the race against the Chinese was very easy and Shosholoza beat them by a wide margin. The New Zealanders were obviously much superior than the Chinese and beat Shosholoza by just 29 seconds after a very close race. It is the third race against one of the top-three teams that Shosholoza is beaten by a very slim margin and after an extremely close race.


Video shot and produced by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

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T-Systems Minute 04-05-2007

Posted on 04 May 2007 by Valencia Sailing

Friday was a day of opposites for Shosholoza. The South African America’s Cup challenger had a first race with the weakest of their rivals, China Team, while in the second match they faced one of the mightiest powers of sailing, Emirates Team NZ.

As it was expected, the race against the Chinese was very easy and Shosholoza beat them by a wide margin. The New Zealanders were obviously much superior than the Chinese and beat Shosholoza by just 29 seconds after a very close race. It is the third race against one of the top-three teams that Shosholoza is beaten by a very slim margin and after an extremely close race.


Video shot and produced by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

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