Sunday, February 14, 2010

33rd America's Cup - Day 7 - Race 2: Preview

Good morning from sunny and cold Valencia. The 2nd race of the 33rd America's Cup is scheduled to take place at noon and Harold Bennett will try to start the triangular race, positioning the committee boat some 12 nautical mile north east of Port America's Cup.

The race is scheduled to start at noon and it currently looks it is going to be a a light-breeze day. That might give Alinghi some options and as Nils Frei, Alinghi trimmer, states "it's going to be a tactical situation. We hope to do the best we can and have a good race."

Wind forecast
MeteoSim wind maps for Sunday, 12pm made on Sunday, 9pm

Team crewsBoth teams will have the exact same crew lineup they had in Race 1

Alinghi Crew List:
Piet van Nieuwenhuijzen (NED), Bow 1
Curtis Blewett (CAN), Bow 2
Jan Dekker (RSA/FRA), Bow 3
Rodney Ardern (NZL), Pitman
Simon Daubney (NZL), Trimmer upwind
Nils Frei (SUI), Trimmer downwind
Warwick Fleury (NZL), Mainsail trimmer
Pierre-Yves Jorand (SUI), Traveller
Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI), Helmsman
Brad Butterworth (NZL), Tactician
Murray Jones (NZL), Strategist
Juan Vila (ESP), Navigator
Loïck Peyron (FRA), Floater
Peter Evans (NZL), Pre-start

BMW Oracle Crew List:
Brad Webb (NZL), Bowman
Simone de Mari (ITA), Pitman
Ross Halcrow (NZL), Jib Trimmer
Dirk de Ridder (NED), Wing Sail Trimmer
Joey Newton (AUS), Wing Sail Caddy
John Kostecki (USA),Tactician
James Spithill (AUS),Skipper/Helmsman
Matteo Plazzi (ITA),Navigator
Thierry Fouchier (FRA), Aft Pit
Matthew Mason (NZL), Mast

Alinghi 5 docks out for the 2nd race of the 33rd America's Cup. Valencia, 14 February 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

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