For the second time in America’s Cup history, China has entered a team to challenge for the oldest sporting trophy in the world.
China Team, with the full support of the Chinese Government, is the 8th challenger for the 34th America’s Cup, joining the best sailors in the world to compete in the Louis Vuitton Cup – the America’s Cup Challenger Series – to reach the America’s Cup final, in San Francisco during the summer of 2013.
Mr. Wang Chao Yong, chairman of China Team, said he is delighted to lead the challenge for the second time and believes that he has put in place a team of experts who will lead China Team to greatness.
“All boats need to be designed by the team, and built in country. We have been working with some of the best worldwide designers for hull and wings for a few months already, in partnership with top Chinese Universities. This is an opportunity to showcase China’s talents in the leading-edge hi-tech areas of both hydrodynamics and aeronautics. Our boat will then be built in China, and ready to sail by February 2012,” said Mr. Wang.
Thierry Barot, CEO of China Team has been busy recruiting the worldwide and Olympic champion sailors who will be responsible for training the sailing team. “Our boat will be powered mainly by Chinese sailors, and we are very fortunate to have an elite team of international sailors to come to China and train our Chinese team.”
Richard Worth, Chairman of the America’s Cup Event Authority expressed his pleasure at welcoming China Team to the 34th America’s Cup. “China Team makes a wonderful addition, bringing another continent of athletes into our international field of strong competitors, as well as a very powerful market to add to the commercial strength of the 34th America's Cup.”
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