The BOR 90 trimaran is craned onto the ship that will take it to Spain - see images

BMW Oracle Racing began packing up their Californian base over the weekend, ready to make the move from San Diego to Valencia, Spain. Their blog read:

“Friday was a bittersweet day in the BMW Oracle Racing team campaign. Our time in San Diego is coming to a close, and during the afternoon, one hour ahead of schedule, the BOR 90 was moved from the team base to on board the cargo ship the Ocean Lady, which will transport it to Valencia.

At 14:00 today (11 December), one hour ahead of schedule, the BOR 90 was lifted up into a grey, misty sky. She’s now being loaded aboard the Ocean Lady for the journey to Valencia. Shannon Falcone (ANT) called it ‘one of the decisive moments’ of the campaign.

San Diego has been great to the team so we’re sorry to be going. But Valencia has been home to a lot of the guys, so at the same time we’re looking forward to being ‘home’ again.

Julien Di Biase (SUI), who’s been integral to the operation, said that loading the ship has been, ‘a smooth operation so far because we have highly skilled shore crew and sailors – the right people in the right jobs, starting with Scotty,’ (aka Scott Sandford (NZL), who directed the action on the day).”

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