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 for the right to compete in the 37th edition of the America’s Cup, which will take place in 2024.
Alinghi, owned by Ernesto Bertarelli, won the America’s Cup for the first time in 2003. The Swiss Confederation defended its title victoriously in 2007 in Valencia before losing in 2010 to the Americans from Oracle. The US team also won in 2013, and handed over the trophy to Team New Zealand in 2017. The New Zealanders retained the prestigious trophy last March.
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 America’s Cup 2024. The decision must fall before March 31, 2022. Cork in Ireland Valencia and Jeddah are mentioned in Saudi Arabia to organize the next edition .
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From Alinghi’s side, we decline to comment. Director of Communications told Keystone-ATS that her company will be returning to the media in the coming days.
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