Monday, February 08, 2010

33rd America's Cup - Day 1 - Dockout: Yeah, baby yeah, the Cup at last is about to start

Greetings from dark Valencia. It's 7am and the two giant multihulls are already on their way to the race course. Given the distance between the bases of the two teams I had to choose where to watch the dockout. On the opening day, I opted for the Defender. It a was quite a low-key event at the Alinghi base and before I knew it, Alinghi 5 was docking out.

The forecast still calls for light westerly winds but as we have seen in the last few days, even with 5 knots of breeze these monsters fly. We'll obviously update as soon as we get more info.

Alinghi Forecast:
WSW wind 5-12 knots
Possible rain
12°c Max

Alinghi 5 ready to dockout at 6:30am. Valencia, 8 February 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing



At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Tell son said...

Hop Suisse, You will win. Take care, the us guy armed the lower torpedos!

At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any word on the measurments? Is this going tu turn out to be a DQ for measurement after the series?

The Fool


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