All AC, all the time. Here’s the latest from BMW:
Russell Coutts, BMW ORACLE Racing’s CEO/Skipper said today, “BMW
ORACLE Racing is delighted to be able to provide a pair of race
yachts for the upcoming Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in Auckland,
New Zealand. We’re glad to be able to fulfill Bruno Troublé’s
request – made to several owners, including Mascalzone Latino
– for two additional boats that will enable more teams and more
sailors to compete.
"Given the widespread support for the race, we think the LV Pacific
Series will be an ‘instant classic’ and an important new
date on the sailing calendar.
“BMW ORACLE competed with these 2007-generation race yachts, USA-87
and USA-98, as part of their 32nd America’s Cup campaign, and
we look forward to having these wonderful boats in action again, in
a spectacular near-shore location. We know there is strong interest
in the sailing world to see competitive match racing, and BMW ORACLE
Racing is excited to be a participant.
“We thank event sponsor Louis Vuitton and Bruno Troublé,
and Emirates Team New Zealand for their vision and support, and we look
forward to seeing all of the great racing teams on the water early next