CupInfo: 2007 Teams - Defender and Challengers


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 Overview of the 2007 Teams

Defender: Alinghi
Emirates Team New Z

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Eliminated Challenger Candidates:

BMW Oracle South Africa Luna Rossa +39 Areva
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Victory Challenge
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Desafio Español Mascalzone Latino Capitalia Team
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United Internet Team Germany China Team
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 New Construction ACC yachts shown in BLUE

Team Alinghi
New Boats:
SUI-91 SUI-100
SUI-64 SUI-75

Skipper: Brad Butterworth
  Switzerland   Société Nautique de Genève
Geneva, Switzerland
Official Challengers

BMW Oracle Racing
New Boats:
USA-87 USA-98
USA-71 USA-76
Skipper: Chris Dickson

  United States   Golden Gate YC
San Francisco, California

China Team
New Boat:
No Second New Boat Planned
CHN-69 CHN-79
Skipper: Pierre Mas

  China   Qindao International YC
2007 Challenger

Desafio Español
New Boat:
ESP-88  ESP-97
ESP-51  ESP-65  ESP-67
Karol Jablonski

  Spain   Real Federación Española de Vela
2007 Challenger

Emirates Team New Zealand
New Boat: NZL-84 NZL-92
NZL-81  NZL-82  NZL-68
Helmsman: Dean Barker

  New Zealand   Royal New Zealand YS
Auckland, New Zealand

Areva (formerly K-Challenge)
New Boat: FRA-93
No Second New Boat Planned
FRA-57  FRA-60
Skipper: Thierry Peponnet

  France   Cercle de la Voile de Paris
2007 Challenger

Luna Rossa Challenge
ITA-74  ITA-80
New Boat:
ITA-86  ITA-94
Delivered to Valencia 3/06

Racing debut 5/06

Skipper: Francesco de Angelis
Helmsman: James Spithill

  Italy   Yacht Club Italiano
2007 Challenger

Mascalzone Latino Capitalia Team
New Boat: ITA-90  ITA-99
Vasco Vascotto

  Italy   Reale YC Canottieri Savoia
2007 Challenger

+39 Challenge
New Boat:
No Second
New Boat Planned
Helmsman: Iain Percy

  Italy   Circolo Vela Gargnano
2007 Challenger

Team Shosholoza
New Boat: RSA-83 launched 6/05

Skipper: Mark Sadler
Helmsman: Ian Ainslie

  South Africa   Royal Cape YC
2007 Challenger

United Internet Team Germany
New Boat:
No Second New Boat Planned
Helmsman: Jesper Bank

  Germany   Deutscher Challenger YC
2007 Challenger

Victory Challenge
New Boat:
No Second New Boat Planned
(Note that the team declared SWE-73 eligible for the 2007 LVC)
Magnus Holmberg

  Sweden   Gamla Stans Yacht Sällskap
2007 Challenger

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Photo Credits:

Mascalzone: ©2005 Mascalzone Latino - Capitalia Team

Desafio Español, UITG, +39: ©2005 Lyn Hines

Victory: ©2005 Oskar Kihlborg/Victory Challenge

Alinghi: ©2003 Chuck Lantz

Shosholoza, K-Challenge, ETNZ, Luna Rossa: ©2004 CupInfo

China Team: Courtesy of China Team