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Alinghi knocks 1.5 hours off Bol d’Or record D35 time!

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Ernesto Bertarelli’s D35 Alinghi whipped into Geneva Saturday afternoon to complete the Bol d’Or sailing race in a record 6 hours 25 minutes. The previous D35 category record had stood since 2004 when Zebra 7 finished in just under 9 hours. Bertarelli’s craft, one of a number of his boats named Alinghi, […]

Alinghi turns to extreme events, says no to next America’s Cup

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Alinghi will not participate in the 34th America’s Cup in 2013, the team announced 26 November. The team lost the last race in February 2010 to BMW Oracle. “After a careful evaluation of the protocol and other initiatives taken by the American Defender and its Challenger of Record, Alinghi considers that […]

Alinghi looks to 10th birthday party, more sailing

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Alinghi’s president, Ernesto Bertarelli, has taken an upbeat tone about the future, now that the team’s solid defeat at the hands of BMW Oracle in the 33rd America’s Cup sailing race is behind him. He praised the resilience of his team in a statement on the Geneva-based Alinghi’s web site Wednesday […]

Update – America’s Cup second race: they’re sailing, Alinghi with penalty

Valencia, Spain (GenevaLunch) – The boats waited until nearly the last minute to begin their second race of sailing’s America’s Cup sailing race, after delays while the wind shifted. Alinghi began the race with a penalty, just as it did in the first race, which it lost to BMW Oracle by 15 minutes. Live and […]

Eau-la-la, poor Alinghi, as Oracle sails into the lead: 1-0

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Valencia, Spain (GenevaLunch) – The water and wind were fine at last on Friday, after days of waiting for sailing conditions off the coast of Valencia to be right for the America’s Cup race to begin. But once Alinghi and Oracle put their tall sails to work, American Oracle’s trimaran dominated the race and won […]

Alinghi, BMW Oracle take to water!

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Valencia, Spain (GenevaLunch) – The America’s Cup sailing race has finally reached water. The two tall elegant sailboats built using the latest technology are fighting out the first of their two or three races. The race began shortly before 15:00 Friday 12 February after being delayed Monday and Wednesday due to no wind the first […]

Oracle vs Alinghi (Chappatte cartoon)

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© Chappatte, distributed by Globe Cartoon. More cartoons on Chappatte’s web site. Geneva-based Patrick Chappatte works for the International Herald Tribune, for Geneva newspaper Le Temps, and for NZZ am Sonntag. All cartoons reproduced with permission.

Alinghi trims its sails as court battles fade away

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – America’s Cup, the top international sailing event, may happen in Valencia after all, it appears, after months of legal battles between Alinghi and the challenger, BMW Oracle, threatened to sink the race. Remaining legal challenges, over such matters as Alinghi unilaterally setting the start time of the race at 10:06 Monday […]

Alinghi 5 at the museum

Title: Alinghi 5 at the museum Location: Nyon, Vaud Link out: Click here Description: Find out about Alinghi, the America’s Cup and follow the race live from the museum. Start Date: 2010-01-28 End Date: 2010-02-27

Alinghi publishes America’s Cup rules

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Sailing’s biggest race might just happen after all: Alinghi and the Société Nautique de Genève have published the draft Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race for the 33rd American’s Cup. The race opens 8 February in Valencia, Spain. The two published draft documents have been sent to the BMW Oracle team, […]