Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Alinghi, Desafío and Luna Rossa to race in Valencia

Good morning from Puerto Calero, where the world's elite is racing in the TP52 World Championship Islas Canarias - Puerto Calero. Check the official website at www.tp52worldchampionship.com for all the news, photos and, of course, the live stream using the Virtual Eye technology.

The news today comes from Valencia, where it will be shortly announced that Alinghi, Desafío and Luna Rossa will take part in the 2nd Desafío Trophy with their V5 America's Cup yachts. All three teams will race with 2 yachts, at least according to the latest information we have.

The Desafío Trophy is of course the annual regatta organized by the Club Náutico Español de Vela (CNEV) in Valencia and will be held on November 8 and 9. It also appears that some other team, probably Team Origin, will join the other three in the regatta.

Unfortunately, my obligations in Puerto Calero don't allow me to take pictures from the America's Cup Port and the team bases. After many months of inactivity, the Luna Rossa base is busy once again, with the shore crew preparing the yachts.

Last but certainly not least, I hope to have another exclusive photo (just like the good old times) of Luna Rossa's brand new STP65 that is expected to arrive in the team's base in Valencia, during the first week of December. Patrizio Bertelli's yacht will be the 5th in this class

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At 3:00 PM, Blogger folkenbolt said...

And so it seems that Bertelli is trying to sell "his soul", Luna Rossa, to the "owner" of the America's Cup!
It's defenitely true: "money makes the world go 'round".

At 11:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get over it. He's going where all the action will be and where all the exposure will be. Simple. AC in Europe.

At 6:06 PM, Blogger slocum39 said...

Pierre, dear Pierre, apparently valenciasailing is the only site disclosing that Luna Rossa will take part to the annual regatta organized by CNEV beginning of november. All of us, supporters of Luna Rossa and members of thelunarossafanclub are scarved of some more informations. can you kindly found some more? Thanks, Roberto de Angeli (slocum39)

At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Matthieu said...

No sorry, Pierre is not the only site disclosing that Luna Rossa will take part to the Trofeo. On my blog, this sunday had said that: http://www.tribormat.fr

I have the same information, some old italian guy are preparing the Luna Rossa boat. But for now, I don't know if for Bertelli or Team Origin


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