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Louis Vuitton Acts

 

The chase is on.
Photo:© Carlo Borlenghi/ACM


Prelude to a Trophy

The Louis Vuitton Acts, 13 regattas in 4 countries across the face of Europe, will set the stage for the selection of the 32nd Challenger for the America's Cup.

11 Challengers are competing against each other, vying to find advantages, build their teams, test their technology, learn their competitors weaknesses, and gather the points that will let them advance into the Louis Vuitton Cup in 2007.  The Challenger will face Switzerland's Alinghi for sailing's most historic prize.
 

Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 Act 4 Act 5 Act 6 Act 7
Act 8 Act 9 Act 10 Act 11 Act 12 Act 13  
Click the Acts listed above to jump directly to CupInfo's Act by Act pages or scroll down for more information on each regatta.  Also, see the 2007 Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup pages.
 
  Points taken: BMW Oracle leading the way in Act One.
Photo: ©2005 Max Ranchi

 


Louis Vuitton Cup Act One in Marseille

Marseille September 5-11, 2004
Louis Vuitton / Act 1 of the 32nd America’s Cup
 Fleet and Match Racing

Results, Event Schedule, Participants, Features:

BMW Oracle wins Act 1!

 See CupInfo's Louis Vuitton Act One Page
 

 
  A happy crew.
Photo: ©2005
Gilles Martin-Raget
 


Louis Vuitton Act Two
in Valencia

Valencia October 5-12, 2004
Louis Vuitton / Act 2 of the 32nd America’s Cup
  Match Racing

Emirates Team New Zealand wins Act 2!

Low wind conditions cancelled the last day of racing, leaving ETNZ at the top of the standings.  Their victory represents quite a rebound given that one month ago the team was in Marseille looking at the badly damaged hull of NZL-82.

CupInfo's Act Two Page
 

 
  Alinghi leads the field in Act 3.
©2004 ACM/Photo: Carlo Borlenghi
 


Louis Vuitton Act Three

Valencia October 14-17, 2004
Louis Vuitton / Act 3 of the 32nd America’s Cup
Fleet Racing

Alinghi wins Louis Vuitton Act 3 overall.  Emirates Team New Zealand wins the 2004 ACC Championship.

CupInfo's Act Three Page

 
  ESP follows FRA upwind in Act 4.
©2005 ACM/Photo: Francisco Ferri
 


Louis Vuitton Act
Four

Valencia June 15-22, 2005
Louis Vuitton / Act 4 of the 32nd America’s Cup
Match Racing

Alinghi wins Louis Vuitton Act 4 overall.  Emirates Team New Zealand tops the challenger field.

CupInfo's Act Four Page

 
  Mascalzone rounding in Act 5.
Photo:©2005 Carlo Borlenghi/ACM
 


Louis Vuitton Act
Five

Valencia June 24-26, 2005
Louis Vuitton / Act 3 of the 32nd America’s Cup
Fleet Racing

Luna Rossa wins Act 5, tying Alinghi on points.  Emirates Team New Zealand is close behind.

CupInfo's Act Five Page

 
  +39 and Mascalzone duel in Sweden.
Photo:©2005 Carlo Borlenghi/ACM
 

Louis Vuitton Act Six

Malmö-Skåne, Sweden
August 25-September 2, 2005
Louis Vuitton / Act 6 of the 32nd America’s Cup
  Match Racing

Alinghi wins Act 6!

CupInfo's Act Six Page
 

 
  Photo: ©2005 Gilles Martin-Raget
 

Louis Vuitton Act Seven

Malmö-Skåne, Sweden
September 5-8, 2005
Louis Vuitton / Act 7 of the 32nd America’s Cup
Fleet Racing

Alinghi wins Louis Vuitton Act 7 overall.

CupInfo's Act Seven Page
 

 
  Riding a wave, Alinghi cruises to another win.
Photo:© Th. Martinez/Alinghi
 


Louis Vuitton Act
Eight

Trapani/Sicily, Italy
September 29 - October 5, 2005
Louis Vuitton / Act 8 of the 32nd America’s Cup
Match Racing

Alinghi wins Louis Vuitton Act 8.

CupInfo's Act Eight Page
 

 
  Sicily in the background as Alinghi wins Act 9.
Photo:© Th. Martinez/Alinghi
 


Louis Vuitton Act
Nine

Trapani/Sicily, Italy
October 7-9, 2005
Louis Vuitton / Act 9 of the 32nd America’s Cup
Fleet Racing

Alinghi wins Louis Vuitton Act 9.

 
  BMW Oracle rounds the big buoy in Act 10.
Photo: ©2006
Gilles Martin-Raget
 


Louis Vuitton Act
Ten

Valencia, Spain
May 11-16, 2006
Louis Vuitton / Act 10 of the 32nd America’s Cup
Match Racing

BMW Oracle wins Louis Vuitton Act 10.
 

 
  Photo: ©2006 Gilles Martin-Raget
 


Louis Vuitton Act
Eleven

Valencia, Spain
May 19-21, 2006
Louis Vuitton / Act 11 of the 32nd America’s Cup
Fleet Racing

Alinghi wins Louis Vuitton Act 11.
 

 
  Emirates Team New Zealand nips BMW Oracle to win Act 12 by a nose. 
Photo: ©2006
Gilles Martin-Raget
 


Louis Vuitton Act
Twelve

Valencia, Spain
 June 22 - July 2, 2006
Louis Vuitton / Act 12 of the 32nd America’s Cup
Match Racing

Emirates Team New Zealand wins Louis Vuitton Act 12.
 

 
  Photo:© Th. Martinez/Alinghi
 


Louis Vuitton Act Thirteen

Valencia April 3-7, 2007
Louis Vuitton / Act 13 of the 32nd America’s Cup
Fleet Racing

Alinghi wins Louis Vuitton Act Thirteen.

CupInfo's Act Thirteen Page
 


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