Valenica will hold two pre-regattas in July and October this year

The 33rd America’s Cup event authority, AC Management, have signed a Host Venue agreement for Valencia to hold two America’s Cup pre-regattas, the first from the 10-19 July and the second in October.

Should the pending litigation concerning the future of the 33rd America’s Cup be resolved in favour of the multi-challenger event as proposed by Alinghi, these two regattas will be part of the 33rd America’s Cup, with the Match scheduled for 2010.

The Defender and the Challengers will meet off Malvarrosa Beach with the ACC Version 5.0 yachts in just three months time for a combination of fleet and match racing – much like the Acts held in the lead up to the 32nd event.

ACM representative, Lucien Masmejan, commented: “Valencia hosted one of the best events in the history of the America’s Cup last time round and we have every confidence in them doing it again. We are really looking forward to getting on with some America’s Cup racing, and I know I echo the desire of all of the teams.”

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