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America’s Cup. BoatZero of Alinghi Red Bull Racing launched

9 August 2022

Just four months after the announcement that Barcelona will be the host of the 37th America’s Cup scheduled in autumn 2024, Alinghi Red Bull Racing has launched BoatZero, the AC75 ex Te Aihe purchased by the defender Emirates Team New Zealand, the first AC75 built in 2019.

Alinghi Red Bull Racing è il primo team (gli altri oltre al defender sono Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, Ineos Britannia e American Magic) ad aprire la propria base, anche se in una struttura provvisoria, a Barcellona.

Alinghi Red Bull Racing is the first team (the others in addition to the defender are Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, Ineos Britannia and American Magic) to open their base, albeit in a temporary structure, in Barcelona.
The launching ceremony of BoatZero saw the free running specialist Hazal Nehir engaged in some performances over the "wings" of the AC75 while it was Alceo Bertarelli, son of Team Alinghi owner Ernesto Bertarelli twice America's Cup winner, who broke the traditional bottle of champagne.

The program for BoatZero foresees just for this week the first training at sea with the crew leaded by Arnaud Psarofaghis who will be able to count on the advice and experience of the New Zealander Dean Barker, skipper and winner of the America’s Cup in 2000 against Luna Rossa, and of the Italian Pietro Sibello, finalist of the 36th America’s Cup with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team in Auckland 2021.