Thursday, March 25, 2010

In Russia

Team CEO Russell Coutts and skipper James Spithill were in Moscow last night as guests of BMW Russia.

From the story on the team website: The best yachtsmen of the Russian Federation attended the event, as well as representatives of the business-elite, famous actors, producers, designers and chief editors of leading Russian titles. The famous Russian sports television personality Kirill Kiknadse presented the gala night.

"We congratulate the entire BMW ORACLE Racing team," said Ian Robertson, BMW AG member of the board for sales and marketing. "Finally we have managed to achieve the result we have been working on for over two and a half years. BMW Company is a qualified developer of yachting solutions, and the America’s Cup winner applied many of our unique technologies. For instance, BMW engineers managed to develop new constructions notable for their light weight. BMW can justifiably be called the premium brand in yachting."

(Images courtesy BMW Russia)