Friday, 10 October 2008

BMW ORACLE Racing to provide boats to Louis Vuitton Pacific Series

Will Enable More World-Class Sailors to Compete in “Instant Classic” in Auckland

by Jane Eagleson

Russell Coutts, BMW ORACLE Racing’s CEO/Skipper said today, “BMW ORACLE Racing is delighted to be able to provide a pair of race yachts for the upcoming Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in Auckland, New Zealand. We’re glad to be able to fulfill Bruno Troublé’s request – made to several owners, including Mascalzone Latino – for two additional boats that will enable more teams and more sailors to compete.

“Given the widespread support for the race, we think the LV Pacific Series will be an ‘instant classic’ and an important new date on the sailing calendar.

“BMW ORACLE competed with these 2007-generation race yachts, USA-87 and USA-98, as part of their 32ndAmerica’s Cup campaign, and we look forward to having these wonderful boats in action again, in a spectacular near-shore location. We know there is strong interest in the sailing world to see competitive match racing, and BMW ORACLE Racing is excited to be a participant.

“We thank event sponsor Louis Vuitton and Bruno Troublé, and Emirates Team New Zealand for their vision and support, and we look forward to seeing all of the great racing teams on the water early next year.”


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