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Italy's Club Nautico di Roma is Challenger of Record

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Golden Gate YC Accepts Challenge from Club Nautico di Roma
Mascalzone Latino to Represent 34th Challenger for the America's Cup

Valencia, February 15, 2010

Club Nautico di Roma submits their challenge for the America's Cup to Golden Gate YC as behind them USA wins their match against SNG, 2 races to none.  Melinda Erkelens (BMW Oracle Racing/GGYC), Norbert Barjurin (Staff Commodore, GGYC), Marcus Young (Commodore, GGYC), Alessandra Pandarese (CNdR), Vincenzo Onorato (CNdR, Mascalzone Latino), Left-to-right. Photo: ©2010 Gilles Martin-Raget/BMW Oracle Racing

Marcus Young, Commodore, Commodore, Golden Gate YC:

A challenge has been received from the Club Nautico di Roma. GGYC is pleased to confirm that the Italian club will be the Challenger of Record for 34th America’s Cup.

We look forward to working in close partnership with CNR and their challenging team – “Mascalzone Latino” owned by world champion sailor Vincenzo Onorato – to reinvigorate the America’s Cup. Mascalzone Latino competed as a challenger for both the 2003 and 2007 America’s Cup.

GGYC and CNR have pledged to start a dialogue and wide-ranging discussions with the America’s Cup community, including existing and prospective teams.

The objective is to ensure that the 34th America’s Cup is built on the foundations of the competition’s unique past as well as on a shared vision for its future.

Club Nautico di Roma added this statement, February 17, 2010:

"We are proud to be Challenger of Record to Golden Gate Yacht Club. Together with Mascalzone Latino Audi Team we will work to bring back the technical and sporting tradition that have distinguished the America's Cup in sailing."

Claudio Gorelli, President of the Club Nautico di Roma - Challenger of Record for the XXXIV America's Cup.

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