Saturday, June 23, 2007

International Sports Oldest Competition Gets Underway

Alinghi and EmiratesAlinghi take upper hand | Yachting | Other Sports | Sport | Telegraph For anyone who cares, the 32nd America's Cup (named for the winner of the first event - Schooner America) got underway in Spain. The defenders - last time winners - Swiss' boat Alinghi beat the New Zealand challenger, Emirates, by 35 seconds.

The America's Cup is a best-of-nine series of match races between the challenger - who has to win a series of match races known as the Louis Vuitton Cup - and the defending champions. Spain was chosen as a venue because this is a salt-water race and Switzerland is lacking in a sea coast.

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