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Old Kiwi Boats go to France


Resize of TPeponnet-DeanBarker-SKandler-creditsFranckSocha.jpgThe contract has been signed between the two teams for the purchase of NZL57 and the lease of NZL60 by K-Challenge until the end of the 32nd America’s Cup in 2007. At that time, NZL60, the winning boat of the 30th America’s Cup in 2000, will return to her country of origin, as she belongs to the citizens of New Zealand as a historical vessel.
Stephane Kandler, K-Challenge CEO : "To win the America’s Cup, you need to start with a winning training and development boat. Acquiring NZL57 and NZL60 is a major step forward for our team. We are pleased and honored to have worked with Team New Zealand, a legendary team that we respect and admire.
K-Challenge will take part to the first three Acts of the 32nd America’s Cup in Marseilles in September, then in Valencia in October, aboard NZL57".   more...


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