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America's Cup 2007
Alinghi Brings the Cup to Europe

Perrotti Performance Design, LLC remains committed to offering cutting-edge analysis and advanced design technology to a strong and successful 2007 America's Cup campaign.

With team Alinghi, the Swiss have proven their America's Cup dominance in a convincing 5-0 win over Team New Zealand in March 2003. Now, the battle for the prestigious "Auld Mug" trophy moves to Europe, where Alinghi will defend the Cup in Valencia, Spain in 2007.

Alinghi's host club, Société Nautique de Genève, and Oracle BMW Racing's Golden Gate Yacht Club (as Challenger of Record) have together put forth a new Protocol Governing America's Cup XXXII.

A most significant change is the elimination of nationality and residency requirements for both sailors and designers. "This throws the doors to the playing field wide open," says Perrotti. "Our company can now offer services to teams both domestic and foreign while still maintaining our Newport main office."

The new racing format will include a series of annual America's Cup Class regattas leading up to the final Cup event. The first such races will be hosted in Marseille in September, 2004. Match and fleet race results will determine seedings for a Challenger Round Robin elimination series encompassing at least eight top teams. The America's Cup Match will continue with a best-of-nine series.

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