The Past and Present of the America's Cup Comes to Life...Online
A new feature has been added to the website, the Circling Galaxy, which is a graphic relational database featuring stories on the people, events and boats that make the America's Cup the singular event that it is.
A collection of stories by renowned Cup historian Jacques Taglang along with photos and sketches of people and boats, the Circling Galaxy is a fun way to enter into the rich history of the oldest sporting trophy in the world.
The Circling Galaxy is a work in progress, with 128 personalities profiled, along with the stories behind 136 boats which were built to compete for the America's Cup. More of each will be added as time goes by so that this becomes the most complete online archive of America's Cup history.
The Circling Galaxy is currently online in English and French, with other language editions to be added in the future.
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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Since 1851, the America's Cup has transcended the sport of sailing to become a symbol of the pursuit of excellence.
The official partners LOUIS VUITTON, ENDESA, SANTANDER, ALCATEL and the America's Cup share a heritage rich in passion, innovation and extraordinary human achievement.
The 32nd America's Cup enjoys the support of Nespresso, Adecco, Ford, El Corte Inglés, Estrella Damm, Grupo Leche Pascual and Coca-Cola; our Supporters, and valuable contributors to the America's Cup.
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
THE AMERICA'S CUP - THE STAGE FOR CREATING LEGENDS.
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