Alinghi Catamaran by Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

Alinghi Catamaran by Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

Alinghi Launches America’s Cup Catamaran

Villeneuve, Switzerland – The Alinghi sailing team has launched their new America’s Cup catamaran.  The 90 foot multihull sailboat was lifted out of the boat tent where it was built by a helicopter onto Lake Geneva, where eager boaters watched the boat hit the water for the first time.

The sailing team says the Alinghi 5 catamaran represents a first step in the development process towards the 33rd America’s Cup, and the team will now focus on preparing it to sail over the coming weeks. Ernesto Bertarelli, Alinghi team president, who was present for the boat christening said: “As a passionate multihull sailor I am extremely excited to see Alinghi 5 launched and for the next stage of this campaign to begin: over the coming weeks and months the team will work towards defending the 33rd America’s Cup next year. The team has done an excellent job to make this happen; we are all looking forward to going sailing now.”

About the Alinghi America’s Cup Boat:
Boat type: Catamaran of carbon composite construction
Catamaran built: Alinghi Villeneuve + Décision Corsier, Switzerland
Catamaran length waterline: 90ft

See more photos and read more about the new America’s Cup boat: Alinghi’s New America’s Cup Boat

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