Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TEAMORIGIN to sail in Valencia

Credit Ian Roman
TEAMORIGIN to sail at Club Náutico Español de Vela annual regatta

Valencia, October 28th 2008.- TEAMORIGIN, the British America’s Cup team, has confirmed its entry at the 2nd Trofeo Desafío Español, CNEV’s annual regatta that will be held in Valencia from Thursday November 6th to Sunday November 9th.

The British team lead by Sir Keith Mills joins Alinghi and Desafío Español in the ACC v5 regatta. This will be the first time TEAMORIGIN races on an ACC yacht.

Mike Sanderson, Team Director for TEAMORIGIN, stated: “We are delighted to be invited to compete in this 2nd CNEV regatta as it gives our team the chance to compete in our first ever America’s Cup Version 5 event. We are very much looking forward to getting out on the water in Valencia next week.”

Desafío Español is lending ESP88 to TEAMORIGIN for the racing. Today, shore teams from the Spanish challenger and Alinghi are working together on the assembly and on Friday a shore crew from the British team will continue the work.

According to the Notice of Race for America’s Cup Class v5 boats of the 2nd Trofeo Desafío Español, the regatta will consist with a maximum of 6 fleet races, nevertheless the Race Committee could change the format and then the regatta will consist of a qualifying series with a maximum of 4 fleet races (Friday and Saturday) and a final series in Match racing (Sunday).

The Notice of Race can be found at CNEV’s official webpage: http://www.clubnauticoev.com/.