Team Azzurra, with helmsman Francesco Bruni, will participate in the World Match Racing Tour 2010

Italian team Azzurra – winners of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in November 2009 – will compete in the World Match Racing Tour events in Denmark, France, Korea, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland (from April to September 2010).

Helmsman Francesco Bruni commented: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to compete in this circuit. We have worked very hard towards this objective and last year’s victories in the Master de Espana and Louis Vuitton Trophy events have contributed to reaching it. This takes the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s Azzurra project, a top-level professional structure, one step further.”

Other top international sailors who will be participating include:

Ben Ainslie (GBR)
Peter Gilmour (AUS)
Bjorn Hansen (SWE)
Adam Minoprio (NZL)
Torvar Mirsky (AUS)
Bertrand Pace (FRA)
Mathieu Richard (FRA)
Ian Williams (GBR)

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