Friday, 21 May 2010

LVT: Mascalzone Latino Audi is the host team in La Maddalena

Mascalzone Latino training off Sardinia for the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena. Image copyright Giuliano Luzzatto/Mascalzone Latino Audi Team.

by Lorenza Priamo

Tomorrow, 21st May, at 7pm the official inauguration ceremony of the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena will take place at the former Navy base, now headquarters of the event.

The event, strongly desired in La Maddalena by Vincenzo Onorato, owner of Mascalzone Latino, will be officially opened tomorrow evening at 7pm with the flag-raising ceremony performed by the guard of honor of the Navy Petty Officers School, based in La Maddalena.

The ceremony will be public and the presentation conference will be attended by the skippers of the world's 10 top teams that starting May 22nd will battle it out on the waters off La Maddalena.

The military and civil authorities and representatives from Louis Vuitton will be there as well as Vincenzo Onorato, who, together with Mascalzone Latino Audi, will welcome all sailors and spectators to the most important sailing event that Europe will host in 2010.

Racing taking place in fact on America's Cup Class boats crewed by sailors that have taken part in the most prestigious sailing competition. The waters off La Maddalena will also see race the Defender of the 34th America's Cup, in which Mascalzone Latino is the representative of the challengers, called the Challenger of Record in sailing jargon.

Mascalzone Latino Audi Team
Louis Vuitton Trophy