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BMW Oracle Wing, Alinghi in Valencia

January 19th, 2010 No comments

Happy 2010 all you out there!  Here we have some great pics of the latest from Valencia.  All is well as we come close to the February match date.  Or is it?

Not really.  You see – they are still squabbling!  The Americans say the Swiss have sails not made in Switzerland.  The Swiss say their sails are made in Switzerland, and anyway the rules dont cover sails.

Whether the rules cover sails has yet to be agreed by a judge – and it seems that is the only way anyone can agree on anything in this ridiculous match.  For what its worth, my reading of the rules says “sails not included”.  But I’ afraid that’s not really worth that much 🙂

Anyway – let’s just enjoy the amazing spectacle of the Americans putting that gigantic mast up and the Swiss pottering about offshore in the cold waters of winter in Valencia (I am sure a lot of the sailors would rather be in the gulf).

How's that for a huge sail!  BMW Oracle Wing Sail being hoisted.

How's that for a huge sail! BMW Oracle Wing Sail being hoisted.

On the water - probably glad there is no wind!

On the water - probably glad there is no wind!

Your author is nothing if not meticulously fair – here are two pics of our favourite Catamaran – Alinghi – also in Valencia.

Alinghi Catamaran rests at her berth

Alinghi Catamaran rests at her berth

Alinghi Catamaran pottering about in Valencia

Alinghi Catamaran pottering about in Valencia