BMW Oracle receive in Valencia second Extreme 40 catamaran
BMW Oracle received in Valencia their second Extreme 40 catamaran on Thursday afternoon and by Friday morning the shore crew was busy getting the yacht ready. Although this is the third catamaran to have arrived in the American base, we understand it is the team's second own yacht.
The second Extreme 40 catamaran of BMW Oracle is now in their base. Valencia, 14 March 2008. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing
The BMW Oracle with the three Extreme 40 catamarans. Valencia, 14 March 2008. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing
A few hundred meters away from the American base, the Defender of the 33rd America's Cup is probably taking some well-deserved Fallas and Easter holidays. Alinghi had a first training session at the beginning of the month and the sailing team is due to be back on the water for a second session in the coming weeks.
We hear this will be the beginning of a wider summer sailing schedule that will take in several racing circuits on both monohulls and multi-hulls.
The Alinghi base. Valencia, 14 March 2008. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing