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ALINGHI 5 CATAMARAN

Wednesday October 7th, 2009
ALINGHI 5 ARRIVES FOR AMERICAS CUP CHALLENGE
Giant catamaran Alinghi 5 has arrived Al Hamra, Ras Al Khirmah to be prepared for the 33rd Americaís Cup. She is currently in her teamís boat shed at the Swiss Defenderís base undergoing all the necessary preparation for the race.
It is the first time the boat has been in the famous harbour and designer, Grant Simmer is very enthusiastic about her prospects, ďIt's very exciting for us because we've done a lot of work to get things ready here and to have the yacht in the base is great. We have some work to do on the boat, which we've been planning since we were in Genoa, so the boys will start now and we should be sailing mid-month.
'The weather has been great. One of the reasons why we came here is because of the weather. It's beautiful: steady light to moderate winds and good weather, so we are looking forward to sailing here.'
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