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33rd America’s Cup Race Dates Set

Moving forward as if there was no lawsuit pending, America’s Cup Management announced yesterday that the 33rd America’s Cup will start July 18, 2009 in Valencia, Spain.

They also revealed some new regulations — such as limiting competitors’ costs by banning two-boat testing, introducing ‘no sail’ periods and restricting the number of sails competitors can have — as well as more details on on the new AC90 class: The boats will be 90 feet long with a 21-ft draft and 17-ft beam.

The format of the event will be divided into four phases: Acts (which begin next June), Trials, Challenger Selection Series (which Alinghi will not compete in) and the America’s Cup Match. Though the results of the Acts won’t carry over to the Trials, bonus points in the form of additional sails will be awarded to boats who compete. For more details, go to

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When the supercargo is away, the crew will play. We can’t be sure, but it’s believed that Dave Cort, (third from left), Commodore of the Los Angeles YC, was behind the dance party that broke out on Profligate the afternoon spent in Bahia Santa Maria.
Glenn Tieman on his bitching 38-ft cat Manu Rere. latitude/Richard
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC It was our pleasure to cross paths with Glenn Tieman of the homebuilt 38-ft cat Manu Rere while in Turtle Bay.