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Welcome to Sail-World's first newsletter for the 33rd America's Cup - which is due to get underway off Valencia this coming Monday 8th February at 10:06am. GMT

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 America's Cup - Review issue

It seems an eon ago that Alinghi defeated Emirates Team New Zealand by the narrowest margin in America's Cup and within a week the premier event in yacht racing was turned on its ear.

America's Cup Valencia - USA-17 seen from Alinghi 5  George Johns/Alinghi


After the agony of the last two and a bit years, the sailing world can now look forward to what many consider to be the ultimate match - a fight between two of the most high performance sailing machines on the planet, with no holds barred on use of technology, and a minimum of rules.

It is a facinating match up, and one that the sailing world will probably never see again.

Sail-World will be providing the best coverage possible from here in Valencia and will be sending each newsletter to its 85,000 newsletter receiving sailing fans.

In this issue we bring you some of the key stories from the last few months - mostly staying away from the legal ins and outs - and concentrating on the development and work up of these magnificent sailing machines and we also include the Friday Night Press Conference's from Valencia.

We look forward to bringing you the excitement and colour from Valencia.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell

Sail-World's America's Cup News Editor



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Richard Gladwell has been covering the America's Cup since 1987, and reported extensively on the 1988 Big Boat vs The Cat 'Match'. Over the last 30 months, he has reported in detail on the ups and downs which have at last led to Valencia

The Sail-World America's Cup newsletter will follow along line of similar publications it produced for the 32nd America's Cup, the 2008 Olympics, the 2009 Louis Vuitton Pacific Series and of course, the highly popular Sydney Hobart race series.

Gladwell comments 'The newsletter will be published using the same software and web applications that drive Sail-World's publications 24x7 every day of the year. That means we can provide a mix of video, audio, reports and images - all cut into the one story, if it requires.

'The Match will be live on the Internet and on Cable channels in some areas of the world, however that doesn't suit everyone with their particular time zones, and for many who are sleeping or aqt work during the racing, Sail-World will provide their most up to date coverage - all delivered to their Inbox.'

The Sail-World Team




America's Cup - Alinghi 5 practicing ahead of Monday's Race 1
www.sail-world.com,
Winter Sunshine in Valencia and the the Swiss syndicate's Alinghi 5 multihull on the water. Here are some of the latest images.... [more]
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America's Cup: 'May the best team win on the water' Ernesto Bertarelli
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
The 33rd America's Cup has been a long time coming, but after two years of litigation, the Match between two of the world's most extreme multihulls is just days away.... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 - USA-17 more images from Valencia
www.sail-world.com,
America's Cup 2010 - USA 17 images from Valencia from Gilles Martin Raget from BMW Oracle Racing. Less than four days until the two giants clash. Here are more images from the waters off Valencia.... [more]
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Americas Cup: Team BMW Oracle Racing's 'wind mapping' technology
Loz Blain www.gizmag.com,
Imagine you're a competitive sailboat racer, about to go into the richest and most storied of all sailing races with a squillion-dollar boat and a razor-sharp crew. Now imagine somebody hands you a device that can quite literally map out the wind activity up to a kilometer out in front of you, showing wind speed, direction and turbulence - and giving you the almost superatural ability to adjust yo... [more]
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Sail-World's America's Cup coverage - we're taking you to Valencia!
Sail-World Media,
Sail-World will again be producing a special newsletter for the 33rd America's Cup. The world's largest email newsletter will provide over 85,000 subscribers, worldwide with the latest information from the regatta venue, Valencia. New Zealand and US Editor, Richard Gladwell leaves for Valencia on Friday evening, and will remain until the end of the regatta or around the 13th February.... [more]
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America's Cup: Stopwatches out for USA team
www.sail-world.com / BMW Oracle Racing,
Australian Glen Ashby, the six times A-Cat Class Catamaran World Champion has been a regular coach for the USA skipper and fellow Australian James Spithill, the BMW Oracle helmsman and skipper over the last few seasons, as Spithill began to come to grips with multihull sailing. Ashby is running the BMW Oracle sailing program and the pace is stepping up as the first race nears... [more]
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Americas Cup: Images from Valencia - USA-17 from the air + Video
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Americas Cup There was a good breeze today in Valencia and both America's Cup sailing teams took full advantage of it. BMW Oracle's Gilles Martin-Raget was in the helicopter and took these shots. Plus there are video clips from the chopper and on-board USA-17 (sorry about the engine noise) Points to note here are the clean wakes, and the amount of camber that is being induced in the wingsa... [more]
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GGYC accuses America's Cup Defender of 'snow-blindness' over Match
GGYC Media,
Last week SNG let go an avalanche of papers to obscure several simple questions. The Swiss defender has long appeared to be suffering from snow-blindness over the fact that the 33rd Match is not a normal regatta. It is not even a normal America's Cup. It is a 'Deed of Gift match' in which the clear wording of the Cup's ruling document must be adhered to by both teams.... [more]
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Images of Valencia: Alinghi training and Media Day
Alinghi Media,
George Johns and Luca Botta of Alinghi present these images of Alinghi training off Valencia and also from the Media Day held last week in Valencia... [more]
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America's Cup: USA-17 hits the fast lane in Valencia
Peter Rusch BMW Oracle Racing,
Once at sea, the plan was for some upwind work, and that's exactly what they did. With the wind hitting 22 knots, it was a day to see what the USA, and it's wing sail, could do.'The wing, upwind, is a beautiful thing,' said main trimmer Dirk de Ridder (NED) after sailing. 'It's so much easier to trim. Everything gets easier when it's windier as the whole head just lays off.... [more]
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BMW Oracle USA 17 vs Alinghi 5 - Comparison Chart
Saild Blog,
Now that we're only a few breaths away from the 33rd Americas Cup Saild thought that having looked at the skippers they could get out the tape measures and look at the stats of the two most advanced sailing yachts ever built.... [more]
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Images from Valencia: USA-17 and Alinghi 5 line up for the first time
Alinghi and BMW Oracle Media,
The two protagonists in the 33rd America's Cup lined up off Valencia yesterday, here are the first images of that encounter. Unfortunately the wind failed to arrive, and the hook-up was in name only. However this was the first chance to see the two giant multihulls side by side. BMW Oracle Racing now have more sponsors on the wingsail... [more]
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America's Cup: Alinghi 5 and USA-17 sail off Valencia - Video
sail-World,
The America's Cup Challenger and Defender have commenced sailing off Valencia ahead of the 33rd America's Cup in two and a half weeks time. Check out these two videos and see which you think is the fastest.... [more]
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America's Cup heads for the International Jury Room
Sail-World,
In a first for the 33rd America's Cup one of the protagonists have taken a compliant to the International Jury rather than the New York Supreme Court. In a statement just released, spokesman Tom Ehman has outlined a number of issues BMW Oracle racing have with the latest edition of the racing documents published by Alinghi and their club, event organisers, Societe Nautique de Geneve.... [more]
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BMW ORACLE Racing takes maiden sail in Valencia as 'USA'
BMW Oracle Racing Media,
BMW ORACLE Racing, with its trimaran and towering wing sail, made its debut on Spanish waters Tuesday afternoon. It's the first time the American team has sailed its America's Cup boat at the venue of the 33rd Match. When the boat took to the waters off the Port of Valencia, it was sporting USA emblazoned on its stern, the name designated for the boat by the Golden Gate Yacht Club... [more]
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Images of Valencia: US Challenger has her first sail
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing's photographer Gilles Martin-Raget was on hand to record the first sail in Valencia of the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup. The Match is expected to get underway on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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Images of Valencia: Raising the Wingsail on America's Cupper
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing today raised the wingsail on the America's Cup Challenger ahead of planned testing session off Valencia today. Gilles Martin-Raget was there to record the event:... [more]
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America's Cup: Latest video from Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing
BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi Media,
As both 33rd America's Cup teams prepare for the Match expected to be sailed on 8 February 2010, we present the some of the latest sailing videos produced by the teams.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 sails in Valencia for first time
Alinghi Media,
Alinghi welcomed the Valencia authorities to its base in the Dársena this afternoon to watch the Defender's giant catamaran, Alinghi 5, be launched ahead of its first sail in Spanish waters. Ernesto Bertarelli, Alinghi team president, greeted Francisco Camps, the president of the region, and Rita Barberá, the Valencia mayoress, who presented him with the Valencia flag which was immediately raised... [more]
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America's Cup: Latest video from Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing
BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi Media,
As both 33rd America's Cup teams prepare for the Match expected to be sailed on 8 February 2010, we present the some of the latest sailing videos produced by the teams.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing weathers storm in Valencia
Peter Rusch BMW Oracle Racing,
A wind storm hit Valencia today, causing BMW ORACLE Racing to batten down the hatches at its team boatyard to ensure none of its equipment was damaged ahead of the 33rd America's Cup Match next month. The storm force winds are the result of a fast moving low pressure system to the north of Valencia.... [more]
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Narrow escape for Alinghi sailmakers in gale force winds + Video
Alinghi Media,
Alinghi's 1,000m2 temporary sail repair tent in the outer Dársena of Valencia was blown over and destroyed in winds gusting up to 60 knots on the morning on 14 January 2010. Thankfully no one was inside at the time and there were no injuries in the accident, but with gale force winds averaging 40knots anticipated throughout the day... [more]
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Is it an Alinghi bird, or is it a plane....? + Video
Alinghi Media,
Port America's Cup passers-by have been doing a double take recently due to the new arrival of two small weather planes at the Alinghi camp. Jon Bilger, Alinghi's chief weather man, has the answers ... Can you describe these devices? Are they planes, gliders?... [more]
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Alinghi arrives in Valencia for the 33rd America's Cup
Daphne Margan-Barnicoat,
The 33rd America's Cup defending team, Alinghi, arrived in Valencia, Spain today and will transfer to its existing base in the Dársena (the inner harbour of Valencia) over the next couple of days to begin its final preparations towards the Deed of Gift Match that starts on 8 February.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Positive progress on 33rd America's Cup negotiations
Richard Gladwell,
Despite the apparent silence since last Thursday's meeting in Valencia, discussions are believed to be proceeding positively with the Spanish authorities over arrangements on the 33rd America's Cup. At this stage the Match is still as the New York Supreme Court ordered - for a best of three Match starting on the 8 February 2010.... [more]
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America's Cup: Dates to move? Latest from Valencia
ValenciaSailing.com,
Leading Spanish website, www.valenciasailing.com updates on the latest moves in the 33rd America's Cup to change the dates and extend the series: 'Representatives from Alinghi and BMW Oracle held another meeting on Thursday afternoon, together with the Mayor of Valencia but also the President of the Valencia Region, a sign that the city and the region are eager to fully back the event. One of the... [more]
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America's Cup: BMW Oracle Racing leaves San Diego bound for Valencia
BMW Oracle Racing Media,
The BMW ORACLE Racing team has departed San Diego for Valencia, Spain, in preparation for February's 33rd America's Cup Match. The cargo ship Oceanlady left the Port of San Diego early on Tuesday afternoon and turned south. It will pass through the Panama Canal before heading across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Mediterranean Sea. The trip to Valencia will take approximately three weeks, d... [more]
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America's Cup: Latest video from Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing
BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi Media,
As both 33rd America's Cup teams break camp for the Match expected to be sailed in February 2010, we present the two latest sailing videos produced by the teams. The first is for a presentation at BMW Technology Workshop in Munich, attended by many of the leading lights in BMWOracle Racing. The second shows Alinghi 5 sailing in a good breeze and flat seas off Ras al-Khaimah... [more]
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