Alinghi's crew at the prizegiving for Act 6, which it clean sweeped. ©ACM 2005/Photo: Francesco Ferri
BMW Oracle Racing beat China Team by 1:51. Photo: Carlo Borlenghi
Alinghi beat Emirates Team New Zealand by 2:03, though in the early stages it was much closer. Photo: Carlo Borlenghi
Carl Philip, Prince of Sweden, on board Victory Challenge. Photo: Carlo Borlenghi
Alinghi beat Victory Challenge by 0:54 ©ACM 2005/Photo: Carlo Borlenghi
The skippers: Pierre Mas (China), Vasco Vascotto (Mascalzone Latino Capitalia), Chris Dickson (BMW Oracle), Jesper Bank (Germany), Geoff Meek (Shosholoza), Thierry Peponnet, (K-Challenge), Dean Barker (Emirates), Magnus Holmberg (Victory), Jochen Schueman
August 31, 2005 Since 1851, the America’s Cup has transcended the sport of sailing to become a symbol of the pursuit of excellence. So it has been interesting to watch as the lead-up races to the next America’s Cup to be held in 2007 in Valencia, Spain play out. Racing for the 32nd America’s Cup (Valencia) began with a series of Louis Vuitton Acts in 2004. The competition continues in 2005 and 2006, with several more Louis Vuitton Acts in Malmo-Skane (Sweden), Trapani (Sicily), and Valencia, the Host City of the 32nd America’s Cup. Currently, ACT 6, a series of seven days of match racing in Malmo Sweden has just concluded with the Defender, Team Alinghi, clean sweeping (11-0) and maintaining an unbeaten record in the 2005 match racing season under helmsman Jochen Schuemann . Act 7, a series of fleet races over three days begins on Friday.
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