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Setting Sail
Valencia the Perfect Venue for America’s Cup

Superb sailing conditions and a commitment to build state-of-the-art infrastructure were the principal reasons that Valencia, Spain, won the bid to host to the 32nd America’s Cup. The Port America's Cup in Spain’s “third city” boasts a new 700-berth marina that lies just minutes from the race course area at the heart of Cup action. Also in the port, the America's Cup Park is a new complex of restaurants, cafés and entertainment venues open 24 hours a day.

Over the last 90 days, representative teams from Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, France Sweden, Germany, China and the U.S. have been training and competing here against each other to determine the Cup challenger. With the semi-finals still under way (and the BMW ORACLE team just eliminated by Luna Rossa), the competition culminates on June 23, 2007. On that day, the winning challenger races against defender and current title holder, Alinghi of Switzerland. Whichever team proves fastest in the first five of nine races will capture—or retain—the America's Cup.

For more information, visit the Americas Cup official website

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