Tuesday, February 09, 2010

BMW Oracle press conference

On the eve of the 1st race of the 33rd America's Cup, BMW Oracle held a conference at their base where skipper James Spithill, tactician John Kostecki and navigator Matteo Plazzi talked to the press.

Like most of the press conferences so far in this edition of the world's oldest sports event, we didn't learn anything we didn't knew except for the interesting fact by Plazzi that USA can sail at VMG equal to twice the windspeed. BMW Oracle had scheduled to carry out a final training session today but given the strong breeze (25 to 30 knots) and the rough seas (waves reaching 2 meters), they decided to call off dockout. Alinghi 5 has also remained docked in fornt of the base throughout the day.

The video of the press conference comes in 4 separate pieces since YouTube doesn't allow footage longer than 10 minutes.

BMW Oracle Press Conference, part 1. Valencia, 9 February 2010. Video copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

BMW Oracle Press Conference, part 2. Valencia, 9 February 2010. Video copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

BMW Oracle Press Conference, part 3. Valencia, 9 February 2010. Video copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

BMW Oracle Press Conference, part 4. Valencia, 9 February 2010. Video copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

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1 Comments:

At 11:54 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Good luck be safe and geterdone.

USA USA USA!

 

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