Alinghi, Desafío and Luna Rossa to race in Valencia
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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