Monday, February 15, 2010

Mascalzone Latino, Challenger of Record for 34th America’s Cup

[Source: BMW Oracle] A challenge has been received from the Club Nautico di Roma. GGYC is pleased to confirm that the Italian club will be the Challenger of Record for 34th America’s Cup.

We look forward to working in close partnership with CNR and their challenging team – “Mascalzone Latino” owned by world champion sailor Vincenzo Onorato – to reinvigorate the America’s Cup. Mascalzone Latino competed as a challenger for both the 2003 and 2007 America’s Cup.

GGYC and CNR have pledged to start a dialogue and wide-ranging discussions with the America’s Cup community, including existing and prospective teams.

The objective is to ensure that the 34th America’s Cup is built on the foundations of the competition’s unique past as well as on a shared vision for its future.

As USA crosses the finish Line, GGYC accept the Club Nautico di Roma as challenger of Record. Left to right, Melinda Erkelens (GGYC) - Norbert Barjurin (GGYC) - Marcus Young (GGYC) - Alessandra Pandarese (Club Nautico di Roma)- Vincenzo Onorato (Club Nautico di Roma). Valencia, 14 February 2010. Photo copyright Gilles Martin-Raget / BMW Oracle

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At 10:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No lo tiene nada fácil Ellison para encontrar una sede a la altura de Valencia. Es muy realista Coutts cuando habla de las infraestructuras. Veo ciertamente difícil encontrar en los superpoblados y carísimos puertos de San Francisco y San Diego un metro cuadrado para meter a quince Challengers con el nivel de infraestructuras y bases como en Valecia. Además las obras no deberían durar menos de tres años si se quiere hacer algo parecido a lo de aquí. Nos vamos a 2013. Newport es muy bonito y auténtico pero eso es volver al siglo XIX. Hacer una copa américa con el formato de las últimas, sobretodo Auckland y Valencia es ciertamente complejo: una gran (enorme) marina+viento+un campo de regatas que no esté a dos horas+ una ciudad con infraestructuras hoteleras de ocio, culturales etc

At 12:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable!!! The Italian cheaters will now be the new CoR!!! Everybody knows their yachts for the Cup in 2007 were built in Valencia and not in Italy!!!

They also got penalized for using illegal paint and backstays.

Let alone the fact Onorato is broke. He's Larry's poodle and he will bankroll the campaign.

This is worse than the CNEV

At 9:36 AM, Anonymous JamieF said...

@ 12:48 AM anonon
to me, you sound like a poor loser that can not cope with the fact that his team went down big time, both on and off the water.
So far there has not been any wrong doing in regards to AC34. Why not wait and see how things develop before complaining. Mr. Onorato was actually one of the few who had the courage stand up and to criticize Alingi for their more than questionable approach to AC33. That itself, imo, would qualify him to (hopefullay) be a good COR.

At 12:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Independant cor dressed in Oracle jackets, it sounds like crap to me

At 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing Onorato -notorious mafioso- sponsored by Audi wearing a BMW jacket is a good starting point for an independant system.

Anyone who has had to deal with Pandarese before would suggest all challengers to buy some Advil to try to avoid headaches her stupidity will trigger.

At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

¿VO no tiene chaquetas de MLA?.
En otro orden de cosas:
¿Os imaginais la 32 AC todos con vela rigida el caos para salir y de vuelta en las bases?. Las noches habrian sido divertidisimas todos cuidando las rigidas.

At 8:43 PM, Blogger WetHog said...

Yes seeing Mr. Onorato in a BMWO jacket was cheesy. Very poodlish IMO.

At 5:39 AM, Blogger Norby said...

maybe it was too cold and the people from mascalzone were not sheltered enough.

At 10:22 AM, Anonymous JamieF said...

@ 1:33 PM anon,

to accuse Mr Onorato to be affiliated with the Mafia, a crimial organisation, is slander unless you can come up with real facts/evidence. And it is cowardly to make such allegations anonymously. At least have the balls and put your name down!
I am pretty sure AUDI would not sponsor that team if there was the slightest reason to think Mr Onorato was involved in criminal activities.

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Bridget Baker - Creator / Editor said...

And the bullshit comments just keep rolling in. Pierre, I think you to stop publishing the negative comments. In my mind, they are going to be a way of teams niggling away at each other and it will never go away. Most of them are so hurtful to people in the industry. People interested in Sailing will always read your site as it is the most informative sailing news website we have so I don't think your number of readers will decline. Sure people need to put in their 5 cents worth, but it gets to the point of ridiculous.
Here in New Zealand, following the win of BMW Oracle, some people are still calling Russell and Brad traitors. Get over it already! They are earning a living like every other NZ Sportsperson. All these negative comments are pathetic. I would be interested to see if other people think the same as me - using a name rather than Anonymous!

At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Camon, if it's too cold you just take it off for the picture!


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