Americas Cup World Series Comes to Venice
6 September 2011 Leave a comment
As the America’s Cup teams enter their final week of training before the America’s Cup World Series Plymouth event begins September 10, event organizers unveiled another stop on the global circuit. Venice, Italy and its famed waterways will play host the AC45 wing-sailed catamarans twice, with AC World Series stops May 12-20, 2012, and dates to be determined in April 2013.
Giorgio Orsoni, Mayor of Venice: “We are pleased to announce that Venice is preparing to host the America’s Cup World Series – a spectacular event of extraordinary charm that places the city at the highest level of international sport activities. Venice is a cradle of sailing, it is inseparable from the sea that has guided this city though the history and to the successes it has achieved by today. The America’s Cup, with its high-tech machines sailing in the historical environment of the art city, will present an extraordinary opportunity for Venice to reinforce its vocation and to shine, once again, on the international sport’s arena.
The symbolic two-wing lion is proudly spreading its wings over the lagoon, the islands and the mainland of Venice.”
Check add. info on official webpage http://www.americascup.com/en/Events/2011-2012-world-series/Venue/Americas-Cup-World-Series-Comes-to-Venie/