Many of us would like to see the world from the deck of our own sailboats, but time, money, and long, slow offshore passages can interfere with that dream. Sailboats are efficient but slow, earning money requires time and roots, and crossing an ocean takes determination
From the sound of things, Valencia's chances of hosting the next America's Cup just dimmed, and Alinghi's chances of successfully defending just jumped.
Here is a link to the just-released Protocol for the next America's Cup, the one to be sailed in a yet-to-be defined/designed class of 90-foot sloop:
Episode 3: Overview of a Raymarine C60 Chart Plotter
Valencia, 3 July, 2007 - Alinghi won the 32nd America's Cup on Tuesday afternoon on the waters off Valencia. The Swiss Defender won its fourth consecutive race in dramatic fashion, to win the Match 5-2.
"I love this team," Alinghi President and afterguard member Ernesto Bertarelli moments after the finish.
This final race of