Thursday, April 8, 2010

The AC trophy heads to the Pacific Northwest

Check out the main team website for details on the next stops on the USA Tour as the America's Cup trophy heads up North to Anacortes and Seattle for two special events this weekend.

The Anacortes stop is a measure of recognition for the effort put in by the Core Builders crew, who have been operating out of Anacortes since 2004, and have built the boats used by the BMW ORACLE Racing team in the last two editions of the Cup:

"Mark Turner, Tim Smyth and the team at Core Builders have been absolutely critical to our team’s success," Russell Coutts (NZL) is quoted as saying in the story.

"I can't begin to describe the hours of work the boatbuilders put in to make our trimaran, USA, as good as it could be. This boat, and the wing that powered it, was on a scale that nobody had ever imagined before, let alone attempted to build, and the crew at Core Builders made it a reality."

The event in Anacortes is on Saturday evening and is open to the public. On Sunday, the Cup and crew members will be at the Seattle Yacht Club for a Q+A session with local junior sailors, followed by a team presentation and auction of team items to benefit junior sailing.

See more details on this weekend's events here.