While Valencia celebrated the last of the seasonal festivities, beginning their Three Kings procession in the Dársena, Alinghi’s giant catamaran was transferred to the team base in the inner harbour of Port America’s Cup where it will be based during preparations for the 33rd America’s Cup due to start on 8 February.
The team has spent the last 12 hours unloading and transporting the containers, masts and support vessels from the Cassandra B (the ship that transported the Alinghi cargo from Ras Al Khaimah to Valencia) in the commercial port to the base. The arrival of Alinghi 5 completes the process.
Preparations at the team base will continue throughout the week and Alinghi 5 will be made ready for the final training session due to begin mid-month. Spectators will be able to see the boat coming and going from the Alinghi base in the Dársena.