Friday, 4 February 2011

Bruno and Loick GO AC 34!

The Yacht Club de France is the sixth challenger to be accepted.
This brings the current total to seven confirmed and validated competitors for the 34th America's Cup. The seven include ALEPH Equipe de France, Artemis Racing, Mascalzone Latino, ORACLE RACING, two undisclosed teams, and now the Yacht Club de France team.
There will be an announcement on Wednesday, 9 February, in Paris to reveal details of the challenging team.
"We're pleased to be able to announce that a sixth challenger has been accepted for the 34th America's Cup," said Iain Murray, Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup and CEO of America's Cup Race Management (ACRM).
"This is the second entry from France, confirming the country's strong interest in sailing and the America's Cup. In addition to a rich heritage in the Cup, France has a strong tradition in multihull design and racing, making this edition of the America's Cup of particular interest."
In fact, France is the only nation to challenge in every multi-challenger edition of the America's Cup, a tradition which started with the inimitable Baron Bich in 1970.

PJ and I will visit the press conference coming Wednesday. A report will be published here.

See also:
Where Loick is leading the race with Jean Pierre Dick. I hope Loick will take part in the next A-cat worlds as well. He already impressed me when I saw him doing the wildthing on the DNA.

As you can see it is not multi's vs mono's but high perfomance vs slow boats.

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