BMW Oracle Racing will be on display at Collins Stewart London Boat Show this January 13/12/06
BMW Oracle Racing is set to launch the New Year in style with a unique visit to the Collins Stewart London Boat Show at ExCeL from 5-14 January.
This is the first time an America’s Cup yacht has exhibited at the London Boat Show at ExCeL and visitors will be able to view the full-scale BMW Oracle Racing yacht, USA-61, in close detail and enjoy a truly interactive America’s Cup experience.
BMW Oracle Racing is the Challenger of Record and one of the leading Challengers to win the Cup back from Swiss Defender, Team Alinghi. Weighing 2 tonnes, the 24-metre hull will take pride of place on the BMW exhibition stand, located in the North Hall (N425). The stand will be dedicated to celebrating the development of the team’s 2007-generation America’s Cup Class yachts, regarded as one of the most technologically advanced classes of racing yachts in the world.
BMW’s involvement in the design and optimisation of the yachts has been significant. Visitors will learn how the marque’s wealth of automotive manufacturing experience has been applied to maximise performance on the water. This includes the use of carbon fibre lightweight technology, the creation of the keel fin in the BMW plant in Eisenach and how construction techniques mirror those used in manufacturing of BMW motorcars, including the BMW Sauber F1 car.
The stand will also play host to a selection of the team’s sponsors and technology partners including leading manufacturer of specialist sailing clothing, Henri Lloyd and Swiss watchmakers, Girard-Perregaux, who will exhibit their BMW Oracle Racing collection.
For more information on the show including opening times and how to obtain advanced tickets go to www.londonboatshow.com