ACWS, Team Aleph se baja de la Copa America y Green Comm no va a Nápoles. Nueve barcos representando a siete países

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TEAMS CONVENE IN NAPLES – NINE CREWS REPRESENTING SEVEN COUNTRIES READY TO RACE

TEAMS CONVENE IN NAPLES – NINE CREWS REPRESENTING SEVEN COUNTRIES READY TO RACE
POSTED ON 03 APRIL 2012

Sailors from around the globe are descending upon Naples, Italy as training begins for the fourth regatta in the 2011/12 America’s Cup World Series. The Event Village opens April 7 and practice takes place over the Easter Weekend. Championship Racing runs from April 11-15.

The top sailing teams in the world will be competing in Naples. The event will feature nine boats from seven countries, including: Luna Rossa Challenge (Italy), with two boats, helmsmen to be revealed April 4; Artemis Racing (Sweden), skipper Terry Hutchinson; China Team (China), skipper Fred Le Peutrec; Emirates Team New Zealand (New Zealand), skipper Dean Barker; Energy Team (France), helmsmen Yann Guichard; ORACLE Racing (USA) with two boats, skippers James Spithill and Darren Bundock; and Team Korea (Korea) with skipper Nathan Outteridge.

Racing is expected to be extremely close, with fierce battle lines already drawn between Emirates Team New Zealand and ORACLE Racing Spithill, who are separated by just one point on the season championship table after the first three AC World Series events.

The World Series talent pool is deeper than ever before with teams recruiting new athletes since the last event at San Diego in November. “I think a lot of the teams will be in the hunt and I think it will be tougher than the regattas last year,” says Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker.

While two crews from Luna Rossa Challenge join the field, two of last year’s teams will not be competing in Naples. France’s Aleph has withdrawn from the AC World Series and the 34th America’s Cup, and Spain’s Green Comm Racing has informed Regatta Director Iain Murray that it will not be participating in Naples.

Download the AC World Series Naples regatta format

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