The Goal of China Team
“With eleven challengers representing nine countries, this looks set to be one of the most important and the most varied series that the Cup has ever known,” said Michel Bonnefous, president of the ACM. “Three countries are represented for the very first time: China, Germany and South Africa – and all five continents are here – a huge attraction for spectators on the world stage.” All the challengers, as well as the defender Team Alinghi, will take part 2005-2007. The 2005 season opened on June 16 in Valencia, host city of the final of the 32nd America’s Cup.
The goal of the CHINA TEAM is to bring together young Chinese talent and experienced sportsmen to form a brand new team for the 32nd America’s Cup. The 21 sailing crew will be assisted by a key support team that will look after engineering and technical requirements, maintenance, administration and finance, as well as marketing, communications and logistics.