SAN FRANCISCO (#1184) – With thanks to FOSI Margherita Bottini Marshall (ITA/USA) and "Stingray" (USA, Seattle) for forwarding the link, this photo appeared this morning in the Eco di Bergamo. The boat left Persico Marine in Bergamo last evening approx 2200 to be trucked during the light, night traffic hours, and will be shipped from Livorno via Tirrenia Ferry to their team base in Cagliari, Sardinia (ITA). Expected arrival is 12 August, and the official launch, originally set for 25 August, has been re-scheduled for 9 September.
Why? And when will the other teams be launching their "B1" (Boat #1 of the two new boats permitted under the AC36 rules)? What's the status of Long Beach Yacht Club's Stars+Stripes Team USA?
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More photos here, courtesy of Corriere della Sera.
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