Wednesday, 19 January 2011
by Lynn Fitzpatrick
When the news became official that the new America's Cup will be held in 2013 in San Francisco and that there will be 2.5 years of world series competition among the best sailors on the fastest boats, the Argo Challenge for the America's Cup changed its strategy and began its San Francisco Bay Area America's Cup immersion program. We have come a long way in the first two weeks of the new year and we want you to know that we are closer than ever to challenging the concept of "normal" in everyday life by having our international team of disabled athletes and sailors be included in the lead up events to the 34th America's Cup.
We are striving to obtain the necessary sponsorship to fund a competitive entry and meet the established registration deadline of March 31, 2011. As always, we are living by our credo "WeCanUCan"!
About Argo Challenge
Argo is the Challenge to the next America's Cup with an international team of sailors and disabled athletes. This project is about challenging the common concept of "normality", bringing it beyond the usual understanding of everyday life.
Our goal is to show the world that it is possible to reach great objectives even if one is disabled, and that in sport, as in life, barriers can be overcome if one is determined, passionate, professional and work in a great team.
We will send a strong and universal message - On par, no barriers: wecanucan
The Argo Challenge welcomes partners of all kinds and is a non-profit organization formed in compliance with the tax codes of Italy.
We are proud to announce that Christian Giannini, a San Franciscan investment banker with offshore sailing campaign management experience and Star crew, has come aboard as our CFO. Giannini received his BS in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, and his MBA from University of Chicago, GSB. Current business ventures focus on the Middle East and Asian financial market.