Last sail for Alinghi 5 last Sunday; to be shipped to RAK tomorrow
[Source: Alinghi] More than one hundred people went out on the water aboard the ferryboat “Suprema” on Sunday to watch the last Alinghi 5 training day in Genoa, Italy. The sunny weather and a gentle breeze, propelled the giant catamaran to fly on one hull, reaching speeds over 20 knots, giving all the Alinghi guests an incredible show.
“Today was an exciting day. Photos and videos don’t do justice to Alinghi 5. I’m sure in February I’ll be cheering for Alinghi” said a guest, on shore.
After being at sea, the guests were welcomed by Yacht Club Italiano for a farewell cocktail and dinner in the presence of Ernesto Bertarelli and other Alinghi team members. The friendly and informal atmosphere gave the guests the possibility to talk with the team about the 33rd America’s Cup.
On Wednesday 16th , Alinghi 5 will put to sea en route to Ras al-Khaimah, in UAE, where the team will continue with their development of Alinghi 5.
These images are now history. The next Alinghi 5 photos will be from Ras Al Khaimah. Genoa, 15 August 2009. Photo copyright Guito Trombetta / Alinghi