With the entry deadline fast approaching, two more Challengers have been accepted for the 34th America's Cup

Two further sailing teams have entered the 34th America’s Cup, bringing the number of challengers to nine. Formal, public announcements by these two teams, revealing their identities, nationalities and plans are expected as early as next week.

”With the deadline for entries coming at the end of this month, it’s fantastic to have two more competitors in the line-up this week,” said Iain Murray, Regatta Director for the 34th America’s Cup. “This brings us up to 10 teams in the competition with a little over a week remaining before the deadline for entries.”

The two teams join the ranks of: Aleph (France), Artemis Racing (Sweden), Emirates Team New Zealand (New Zealand), Energy Team (France), Mascalzone Latino (Italy), Team Australia, one undisclosed team and the Defenders ORACLE Racing (USA).

The entry deadling is 31 March 2011.

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