Club Nautico Español de Vela (CNEV) now has a website
It was one of BMW Oracle's arguments in their legal battle against Alinghi. The Americans had stated that CNEV "has no vessels, no telephone number other than that of the base facility of its racing team, and no web site". Well, it appears that at least as far as the website is concerned, BMW Oracle's lawyers might not be able to use it as an argument anymore.
The website of the Challenger of Record for the 33rd America's Cup is www.clubnauticoev.com. A quick check at their internet registry reveals that the domain name was bought on September 6th, meaning the yacht club's internet presence was set up during last week.
The website is in Spanish and on its homepage appears one of the probably most important information, the Notice of Race of the 2nd edition of the Trofeo Desafío Español. This is the annual regatta the yacht club is organizing in order to fulfill one of the Deed of Gift's main prerequisites in order to challenge for the America's Cup. The regatta will once again take place right here in Valencia, not surprising since the CNEV is also based here, on Saturday and Sunday, November 8th and 9th. In last year's edition 80 boats participated, mainly from Valencia and its region, and although there is no mention of that in the website, it wouldn't surprise us if the same numbers were achieved this year as well.
It also appears the CNEV finally has its own phone number as well as email contact address and its press officer is Neus Jordi, also press officer of the Spanish Sailing Federation (RFEV).