Thursday, August 2, 2007

Cayard the Spanish Conquistador

America's Cup update
Leading Mallorcan yachtsman Pedro Perelló is hoping to put together a well funded syndicate to make a second Spanish entry in the 33rd America’s Cup. Perolló, whose TP52 Siemens is, currently, 2nd in the Copa del Rey, has been in discussions about the project for about three months and has Paul Cayard & Guillermo Parada in mind for the roles of skipper/tactician and helmsman.
Ideally, Perelló would like to have his design team led by Juan K, who was part of the BMW Oracle team for the 32nd America’s Cup and designer of the two ABN AMRO yachts for the Volvo Ocean Race. The problem is that the Argentinian already has several offers on the table from other potential challengers. -BYM

We believe this to be the begining of a Spanish/Argentine sailing team funded by Alberto Roemmers’ Argentina’s number 2 richest business man.-SK