Inspired Collections for the 32nd America's Cup
Lalique's America's Cup collection consists of pieces designed by Javier Mariscal, the famous Spanish designer responsible for the graphic identity of the 32nd America's Cup. In addition to the limited edition vase, there's a crystal lamp and a 32nd America's Cup key chain.
Montegrappa, the Italian pen maker has created a special 'Fleet Race' limited edition; a stunning collection of 2 887 pieces, including 1 851 silver fountain pens (commemorating the first race around the Isle of Wight in 1851), 800 silver rollerballs (the average number of square metres of a competitors sail area), 204 gold fountain pens (12 yachts by 17 crew) and 32 gold rollerballs - for the 32nd America's Cup.
Following the success of the first replica collection in 2005, the new America's Cup collection created by Murphy & Nye is a comprehensive range of apparel and accessories, featuring an advanced technology windbreaker, polo shirts, rugby shirts and a wide range of t-shirts, belts and headwear. Women are particularly well catered for in the 2006 collection.
All of these products, and many others, are available at the 32nd America's Cup store locations on-site at the House of the America's Cup in Valencia, and will be for sale in the superstore located in Tinglado 2, at the Port America's Cup and the boutique in the 'Veles e Vents' building beginning 10th of May.
In addition to this, more than 1000 points of sale throughout Europe are carrying the Official Collection of the 32nd America's Cup, including the Spanish department store, El Corte Inglés. The Official Collection is also available online at http://www.americascup.com/.
America's Cup racing begins this season with the Louis Vuitton Acts 10 and 11 from the 11th to 21st of May.
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Racing for the 32nd America's Cup - Valencia began with a series of Louis Vuitton Acts in 2004 and 2005. The competition continues in 2006, with three more Louis Vuitton Acts in Valencia, the Host City of the 32nd America's Cup.
Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 10 - Match Racing - 11 to 18 May 2006
Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 11 - Fleet Racing - 19 to 21 May 2006
Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 12 - Match Racing - 22 June to 3 July 2006
In 2007, a fleet race event - Louis Vuitton Act 13 - will precede the Louis Vuitton Cup, the winner of which will then race the Defender, Team Alinghi, in the America's Cup Match in Valencia
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