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smack talkin’

smack talkin’


Green Comm and Aleph are both out of the ACWS, but we’ll happily trade ‘em for a smack talking, two-boat-fielding Patrizio Bertelli any day. According to Italian sailing news site Farevela, today’s LR introduction included Bertelli’s confident claim that “"Our goal is to sail the Louis Vuitton Cup final vs ETNZ. Mister Paul Cayard knows where the door is.” Suddenly, we like mr. Bertelli!

In other AC news, inside French blogger (and Anarchist) Loick Le Bras reports that Loick Peyron’s Energy Team has raised the money needed to build their AC-72 (we understand around 15M Euros), and ACEA’s TV team has gotten French broadcast juggernaut Canal+ to agree to carry two full hours of live AC racing for the five days of the Naples event. In sailing-crazy France, that’s a huge get, and it should please Peyron’s new partners while helping him raise enough money to actually pay his team…

Racing starts the 11th. It’s about time!