34th America's Cup.
In a letter addressed to Club Canottieri Roggero di Lauria, the Golden Gate Yacht Club has officially accepted the Venezia Challenge into the 34th America’s Cup.
'We’ve worked very hard in the last two years to became a Challenger for the 34th America’s Cup. Today is a very exciting day for us and for our team,' said Carlo Magna and Emanuela Pulcino, the Italian founders of Venezia Challenge.
'We're very pleased to welcome the Venezia Challenge from such a proud sailing nation to our strong field of international competitors for the 34th America's Cup,' said Richard Worth, Chairman, America's Cup Event Authority.
Venezia Challenge joins Club Nautico di Roma (ITA, the 'Challenger of Record'), Kungliga Svenska Segal Sallskapet (SWE), Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (NZL), Aleph Yacht Club (FRA), Yacht Club de France (FRA), the Mei Fan Yacht Club (CHN), the Sail Korea Yacht Club (KOR) and four other undisclosed Challengers. In total, there are now 15 entries for the 34th America's Cup, including Defender candidate Oracle Racing Team. Venezia Challenge Management Team:
Carlo Magna, Co-founder - President
Emanuela Pulcino, Co-founder – Vice President
Elio Faravelli - CEO
Cesare Pasotti - Team Manager
Geronimo Emili - Communication Manager
Alfonso Granieri - Art Director www.americascup.com