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America's Cup- Both Challenger and Defender arrive in Valencia

by Peter Rusch and Sail-World on 4 Jan 2010
33rd America’s Cup - BMW ORACLE Racing - Arrival of Oceanlady in the port of Valencia BMW Oracle Racing Photo Gilles Martin-Raget http://www.bmworacleracing.com

BMW Oracle Racing's America's Cup Challenger has arrived in Valencia in preparation for the 33rd America's Cup set down as a best of three series with racing sarting on 8 February 2010.

The Oceanlady is dockside in Valencia's commercial port. She came in around 04:00 local time this morning, escorted by a couple of tugboats and was tied up to the dock within minutes - a very smooth operation.

The crane that will be used for unloading arrived at 07:00 to be set-up, and depending upon the weather, unloading will begin later this morning.

It's been raining overnight and into this morning in Valencia, but the real issue could be the wind. The breeze is forecast to be light until about noon today, picking up in the afternoon and easing again towards midnight. This will determine the pace of the unloading operation.

Alinghi 5 has also arrived in Valencia. For that story and images http://valenciasailing.blogspot.com/2010/01/alinghi-5-waiting-off-valencias.html!please_click_here












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