Reports: 16 teams already entered for the 33rd AC; 4 more on Monday
It appears, according to reliable information, that 16 teams have officially entered the 33rd America's Cup. In addition to Alinghi and the 12 challengers that were officially known until yesterday, Luna Rossa is now officially entered, something that was rumored since a couple of days. Nonetheless, there is yet another Italian team as well as a Russian entry, bringing the total to 16.
Most probably another 4 teams will officially enter on Monday, resulting in a crowd of 20. Obviously, inscription doesn't mean acceptance and the final tally might be smaller in a couple of months.
The first sketchy details about a possible 2009 racing calendar calls for one Act (or pre-regatta or whatever it will be called) from the 10th till the 19th of July, 2009, and another one in October, always in Valencia.
The last meeting between Alinghi and the rest of teams is taking place right now in Geneva and the first official information will be available as soon as it's over.