Tuesday, October 21, 2008

America's Cup yachts to race in Valenica

America’s Cup yachts will participate at the CNEV annual regatta in Valencia

Alinghi and Desafío Español are the first teams to join the Trofeo Desafío Español. Racing is open to all America’s Cup teams

October 21st 2008.- The second edition of the Trofeo Desafío Español, the annual regatta organized by Club Náutico Español de Vela (CNEV), will have yachts and teams from the 32nd America’s Cup. On board two of the ACC V5 used the past edition held in Valencia, Alinghi -the sailing team of the Defender, Société Nautique de Geneve- and Desafío Español -the syndicate of the Challenger of Record, Club Náutico Español de Vela- will race the 8th and 9th of November in a series of races. With this competition, the America’s Cup Class yachts will go back to where they belong, the race course, in Valencia.

“Our desire is for the America’s Cup to start as soon as possible back in Valencia”, said today the president of the CNEV, Manuel Chirivella. “We want Trofeo Desafío Español to be beginning of testing, training and racing, not only for Desafío Español and Alinghi, but also for other America’s Cup teams that are willing to take part in the races, which are open to all”.

Apart from these two teams from the 32nd America’s Cup and all the others who may announce their participation, the second edition of CNEV’s annual regatta will be open to yachts with an RN certificate. In the first edition, held last year, a total of 88 boats from 17 yacht clubs raced in the regatta. -http://www.clubnauticoev.com/