Three "rockets" ready to face Alinghi? @ Valencia Sailing - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Welcome to Sailnet > News Feeds
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Article Tools
 
Old
Three "rockets" ready to face Alinghi? @ Valencia Sailing
by NewsReader 04-20-2006

With a mere twenty days left till the next Louis Vuitton Acts, all of the Big-Four teams (Alinghi, BMW Oracle, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa) take advantage of every single day in order to train with both their boats. Unlike Alinghi that still use their boats built in previous America's Cup campaigns and modified to the new rules, all of the three top challengers are sailing and testing their newly built and delivered yachts. SUI-91, the brand new boat of the Swiss Defender of the America's Cup, is (to the best of our knowledge) still inside the team's shed in Valencia's yacht club, being readied to sail.So far, only Luna Rossa have made it absolutely clear that it is their intention to race with their new boat in three weeks. BMW Oracle and ETNZ have neither confirmed it nor denied it and will decide upon completion of the tests. While in the previous Louis Vuitton Acts the question of what boat the main challengers were going to use was of lesser importance, in 2006 it has moved to the fore. Will they race with their new "rocket", building an early advantage or will they keep their cards close to their chests? Time will tell. So far there haven't been any public comments concerning the performance of these three new boats and most probably there won't be any. As a result, we decided to run a small series of photos for their comparison.The photos of the three new boats inside Port America's Cup were not taken in the same moment or day, but we tried to shoot them in a similar situation, that is being towed out of the port with the full load of sails and crew. We also added a third picture of the boats sailing (except NZL-84, as the team doesn't allow us to use any of their material), made public by each team, as it is obvious that training sessions of the "Big Four" teams are strictly off limits to third-party media or photographers, such as Valencia Sailing. Luna Rossa ChallengeLuna Rossa's ITA-86 being towed out of Port America's Cup. Photo taken by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia SailingLuna Rossa's ITA-86 being towed out of Port America's Cup. Photo taken by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia SailingLuna Rossa's ITA-86 training off Valencia's coast. Photo copyright: Carlo Borlenghi / Luna Rossa ChallengeBMW Oracle RacingUSA-87 of BMW Oracle being towed out of Port America's Cup. Photo taken by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia SailingUSA-87 of BMW Oracle being towed out of Port America's Cup. Photo taken by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia SailingUSA-87 of BMW Oracle training off Valencia's coast. Photo copyright: Gilles Martin-Raget / BMW Oracle RacingEmirates Team New ZealandNZL-84 of Emirates Team New Zealand being towed out of Port America's Cup. Photo taken by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia SailingNZL-84 of Emirates Team New Zealand being towed out of Port America's Cup. Photo taken by Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing Direct Link

Comments



Link To Original Article
Reply With Quote
Share with Facebook
Views 259 Comments 0
Total Comments 0

Comments

Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Article: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Article Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Articles
Article Author Forum Replies Last Post
Training in the rain @ Valencia Sailing NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-17-2006 01:15 PM
NZL-84 inside Port America's Cup @ Valencia Sailing NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-13-2006 08:15 AM
NZL-82 takes to the water in Valencia @ Valencia Sailing NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-10-2006 02:15 PM
Mean Machine ready to leave Valencia and head to Palma @ Valencia Sailing NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-10-2006 10:15 AM
Meanwhile in the world's sailing capital... @ Valencia Sailing NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-08-2006 02:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:50 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.