According to news from the New Zealand Herald, Alinghi is back in the America’s Cup after an 11-year hiatus.
The Swiss Confederation paid the registration fee to be eligible to compete in the 37th edition of the America’s Cup, which will take place in 2024. From Alinghi’s side, we decline to comment. The director of communications is content to tell Keystone-ATS that her company will be returning to the media in the coming days.
Alinghi, owned by Ernesto Bertarelli, won the America’s Cup for the first time in 2003. In the final, the Swiss team defeated New Zealand 5-0. The Swiss Confederation victoriously defended its title in 2007 in Valencia. Then he was defeated in 2010.
New Zealand team frontrunner
Team New Zealand (TNZ) retained the prestigious trophy last March, defeating Italian Luna Rossa 7-3 from Auckland.
Containing the city of New Zealand, which is trying to eradicate the highly contagious variant Delta, has forced TNZ to give itself more time to choose the location for the 2024 America’s Cup. The decision must come before March 31, 2022.
Despite its name, Team New Zealand is a private organization and is not obligated to organize in New Zealand to defend its title in the prestigious competition, the next edition of which is scheduled to take place in 2024. Cork locations in Ireland, Valencia and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia are mentioned to organize the next edition .