Monday, September 07, 2009

Louis Vuitton World Series - Press Conference - 8 Sep 2009, 2:30pm

Our apologies but it was impossible to stream the presentation for a very simple reason that was completely beyond our control. Guess what, there was NO internet available in the press conference room.

Valencia Sailing will fly to Paris later today in order to attend Tuesday's press conference in Louis Vuitton's offices. Yves Carcelle, president of Louis Vuitton, Christian Estrosi, mayor of Nice, and Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team NZ and World Sailing Team Association representative, will officially present the "Louis Vuitton World Series", the newly founded yacht racing circuit.

We will try to provide live streaming of the press conference, using the services of LiveStream. This will be done for the first time on this website and as a result we don't know yet how it will work. So, please bear with us.

The conference is scheduled to start at 2:30pm, Central European Time, and if you are interested in watching it just visit Valencia Sailing 5-10 minutes earlier. You don't need any special software, the live stream should appear at the top of the site.

Regardless of the success or not of our streaming test, you are more than welcome to send any questions you might have.

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13 Comments:

At 1:42 PM, Blogger Иван Бидзиля said...

I believe that the full list of teams will be announced, but if not, pleasee ask wether the second russian entry is admitted - Valars?

 
At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would save my time and travel costs - this will be a series noboy needs

 
At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Louis Vuitton is part of this series, it is likely to become a top level event that is run professionally. I am really looking forward to it.

 
At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It likely is going to be more interesting than seeing two spoilt billionnaires having their personal vendetta.

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger nroose said...

Please ask them if any teams will be given a free ride to the finals after participating in the selection series.

 
At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask them how they are going to handle arrogrant teams that act the Alinghi acts by not sailing?

 
At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Clemens said...

I have not followed sailing events in recent years. Is this LV World Series supposed to replace the America's Cup in any way? I remember LV has sponsored the last America's Cup. Is there any connection between those two regattas or is it just an attempt to establish a second "Formula Uno" and make money in the process.

 
At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They say they will talk to ISAF to get approvals but ask them why they didn't talk to ISAF before they made this announcement like most other high level events do.
Looks like they will be infringing rights held by the World Match Racing Tour and the America's Cup holders.
World Sailing League mark II?

 
At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

aks if they have the approval of the America's Cup holder Alinghi to do this or the real sanction of ISAF?

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Norby said...

7:30 anon - dsq

 
At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would they need approval of Alinghi to go sailing against each other? I am not even sure if they would need approval of ISAF.

 
At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no internet in the press conference room. How funny! This says it all about the level of quality this event will have. COngratulations LV! YOu should stick to bags really.

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7.58pm you are an idiot

 

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