Ten years of Alinghi
[Source: Alinghi] Alinghi will celebrate its ten year anniversary in September 2010 and while the Swiss team lost the America’s Cup on Valentine’s Day, it has two extraordinary wins to its count and remains proud of its achievements and what they represent.
Alinghi is the culmination of Ernesto Bertarelli's passion for sailing and since the team’s inception in 2000, its people have been its strength – the sailors, the designers and the shore crew and all those that back them up in the weather team, the media and marketing departments, administration and finance.
In 2003 Alinghi was the first European team to win the America’s Cup in its 158 year history and it went on to render the most successful Cup event of all time in 2007, including three years of lead-up pre-regattas.
The 33rd America’s Cup chapter is over but Alinghi will continue. In what shape or form is yet to be decided.
Ernesto Bertarelli talks about the past and future of Alinghi. Valencia, 16 February 2010. Video copyright Alinghi