Dear Friends and Supporters,
with deep sorrow I have to announce my decision to withdraw my team from the 34th America’s Cup.
Since the very beginning of our role as Challenger of Record, I have been working on this project focused to bring the Cup in our Country.
Today was a very, very important day for the America’s Cup community.
From concept to completed Class Rule in less than four months, full details of the new high-performance wingsailed catamaran were published today. The spectacular AC72 catamaran ensures that the 34th America’s Cup will feature the best sailors in the world on the fastest boats.
America’s Cup Regatta Director Iain Murray today inspected production of the new AC45 catamaran class.
The AC45 is the little sister with attitude to the AC72. Both classes are fundamental parts of the transformation of the America’s Cup.
Following feedback from several prospective Challengers, ACRM has asked the rule drafting group to issue a second draft of the AC72 Rule and delay the publication of the definitive version until the 15th October 2010.
Since the publication of the first draft on 16 September 2010, feedback has been received from teams and the draft re-formatted as a Class Rule document.
A new draft will be issued on or before 6 October 2010.This will allow further opportunity for feedback.
The draft rule for the spectacular AC72 Class went public today, published on www.americascup.com.
Encapsulating the 34th America’s Cup – the best sailors in the world on the fastest boats – the AC72 will be a physically demanding boat capable of top speeds twice the windspeed.
The new AC72 class is the first-ever wingsail catamaran class for the America’s Cup and the fastest-ever class in the iconic 159-year-old competition. It replaces the ACC monohull class, which was created in 1988 and first raced in 1992 Cup.
La bozza del regolamento di stazza della nuova classe AC72 è stata resa pubblica oggi sul sito ufficiale della 34ma America’s Cup.
La nuova classe di catamarani che metterà alla prova i migliori velisti a livello mondiale sarà fisicamente impegnativa e potrà raggiungere velocità pari al doppio della velocità del vento.
The America’s Cup, sailing’s most iconic event, has been re-energized and rejuvenated, ready for 2013 and the future.
The best sailors in the world will race on the fastest boats with the introduction of an exciting wingsail catamaran.
To build interest and audiences ahead of the 34th Match in 2013 is a new annual World Series, commencing in 2011.
Organizers for the 34th America’s Cup plan on September 13 to host a press conference in Valencia to reveal three of the four cornerstones of the next competition: