BMW Oracle starts packing up in order to head to Valencia
The countdown to the 33rd America's Cup has started, at least as far as BMW Oracle is concerned. The Challenger of Record started this Saturday morning their disassembly operations by taking the big wing off the BOR 90 yacht.
Tom Ehman, the team's head of External Affairs and spokesman of the challenging yacht club, Golden Gate Yacht Club, was there, shooting the complex operation that required two cranes. According to Ehman, after the shore crew finishes packing up the yacht, they will ship her to Valencia, even if we still await the decision of the Appellate Division on whether Ras Al-Khaimah is a legitimate venue for a race in February.
BMW Oracle's shore crew takes the wing off BOR90. San Diego, 28 November 2009. Video copyright Tom Ehman