BMW Oracle’s team launched their
DoG boat this week and the team is conducting engineering tests of the
90×90 multihull in preparation for sailing. Sebastien Destremau asked
Alinghi Design Coordinator Grant Simmer for his opinion on the American

SD: We have seen the launch of what might be the sole
opponent for the America’s Cup should BMW Oracle win their appeal.
What are your first impressions of the American Boat?

GS: It is a very impressive and powerful boat, the
photos we have seen suggest that the boat is extremely well built, it
looks like their designers and boat builders have done a great job.

SD: Were you expecting a boat like this? Are you impressed
or disappointed with what BMW Oracle has put together to take you on?