470 Worlds: French, Kiwis, and Camelote:
Buenos Aires, Argentina (February 25, 2016) – Taking advantage of the morning breeze, the 470 World Championship got an early start today to complete three races in a breeze of around 10-12 knots. The 470 Women kicked off their fifth race at 1005 hours, followed by the 470 Men. By day’s end, teams had spent around 8 hours on the water.
Another challenge to the day was the camelote plants which made a return to the race track in greater numbers. Their appearance is a rare phenomenon due to storms last month.
Birthday girl, Camille Lecointre and crew Helene Defrance (FRA) raced a dream series today, 10,1, 6 and continued to hold the overall lead after seven races. Another supe…
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America’s Cup: Returns in Bermuda Exceeding Projections:
(February 25, 2016) – The 2015 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event held October 17-18 in Bermuda generated an estimated $ 8.6 million – some $ 6.9 million more than projected – in economic activity according to an impact study. The Economic Impact Analysis Report was produced by a consultant seconded to America’s Cup Bermuda Lt by a local accounting firm and represents direct investment into the Bermuda economy. Approximately $ 6.1 million, or 70 per cent of the spend was generated from overseas sources. Full report.
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