America's Cup 2007

 

Events

     

In 2007, Valencia is hosting the 32nd America's Cup. It is the privilege of the defending team to choose the location of their defence, and as the Cup was last won by the Alinghi, a team from Switzerland, they organized a bidding process that was won by Valencia.

Eleven teams are challenging, from all over the world, and at this stage (11.05.07), there are four challengers left. These four will race a series of semi-final matches, best of nine, and this will be followed by a best of nine final. The winner will be awarded the Louis Vuitton Cup,and the right to challenge Alinghi in a best of nine match series for the America's Cup proper. This takes place in late June, early July. The photo gallery below is of pics that I took on a visit to the racing on May 9th, the last day of the round robin series to decide the semi-finalists. Click on each pic to see a larger version.