With just days to go to the 33rd AC we talk to Alinghi boss Ernesto Bertarell, Alain Gautier and race officer Harold Bennett give their views on the big match
This week we’re in Valencia as the last few days count down to the 33rd America’s Cup. We talk to Mr. Alinghi – Ernesto Bertarelli, French multihull master Alain Gautier as well as the man with one of the toughest tasks of the Cup, race officer Harold Bennett.
Matt Sheahan and veteran Cup commentator PJ Montgomery consider what’s in store for this extraordinary match between two of the world’s most amazing multihulls.
Aside from the Cup chatter, five time round-the-world racer Bouwe Bekking tells us about his new book.
Yachting World’s podcasts are available every fortnight, but watch out for Shoretalk podcast specials during the Cup.
Shoretalk is produced in association with Jive Talking, the Volvo sailing podcast
AC33 LINKS AND INFO
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LINKS & INFORMATION
YW PREVIEW SPECIAL
Check out our previews to the Cup as published in the January and February 2010 issues of Yachting World now available in pdf format and available free online.
CLICK HERE -AC33 PREVIEW – THE BOATS
CLICK HERE – AC33 PREVIEW PART 2 – TEAM TALK
CLICK HERE – AC33 PREVIEW PART 3 – COURSES AND CONDITIONS
YW VIDEO CLIPS
**NEW VIDEO** See BMW Oracle from astern
See BMW Oracle hit 25 knots in 6-8 knots of wind
Take a video tour around Alinghi
Russell Coutts gives a guided tour of the giant wing
Official 33rd America’s Cup Site
AERIAL VIEW OF THE HARBOUR
Aerial view of Darsena and commercial harbours
FOLLOWING THE CUP – TV & ONLINE
More news on this as it comes to us but at present:
ESPN 360 has acquired the internet rights for the free live online coverage.
ESPN360 Free online coverage
WEATHER – FORECASTS
Wind and Waves Valencia – Puertos del Estado
XC Weather Spain – Current National conditions
HOW TO GET TO AMERICA’S CUP VENUE
To Valencia by Air:
The easiest way is to fly to Valencia and then take a taxi. Approx cost of taxi to harbour, €20
See www.valenciaport.com for more information
Unfortunately, at this time of year there are fewer direct flights to Valencia than during the summer season. Therefore an alternative route is to fly to Alicante and either take the train or hire a car. Driving takes approx 2 hours and car rental is cheap.
To harbour from Valencia train station:
A taxi from the train station is about a 20-minute ride.
Heading to Valencia on the A7 toll motorway, connect to the V-15 or V-30 to the port, which is signposted.
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