Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Allianz Cup - entry list presented



source by: Sean McNeill

The Allianz Cup Presented by Oracle brings the World Tour to the U.S. for the first time. Hosted at the St. Francis Yacht Club, racing will be held in J/105s on San Francisco Bay. The 16 teams represent a mix of America’s Cup syndicates and the next generation of match-race sailors.

Entry list
Ben Ainslie (GBR) Emirates Team New Zealand — Placed 3rd at Brazil Sailing Cup in March
Brian Angel (USA) King Harbor Match Race — Winner Nations Cup North American Final
Ed Baird (USA) Alinghi — Tied for 8th in World Championship standings
Jesper Bank (DEN) United Internet Team Germany — Tied for 8th in World Championship standings
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team — Won ACI Cup in May
Paolo Cian (ITA) Team Viano Mercedes Benz — Tied for 5th in World Championship standings
Chris Dickson (NZL) BMW ORACLE Racing — Tied for 5th in World Championship standings
Cameron Dunn (NZL) Mascalzone Latino — Capitalia Team – Placed 4th at Toscana Elba Cup in July
Larry Ellison (USA) BMW ORACLE Racing — Founder of BMW ORACLE Racing Team
Peter Gilmour (AUS) PST — Reigning match racing world champion and World Tour champion
Björn Hansen (SWE) Team Apport.net — Placed 6th at Bermuda Gold Cup two weeks ago
Peter Holmberg (ISV) Alinghi — Placed 6th at St. Moritz Match Race in July
Staffan Lindberg (FIN) Alandia Sailing Team — Ranked 7th in World Championship standings
Chris Perkins (USA) — Local qualifier from St. Francis Yacht Club
Mathieu Richard (FRA) Saba Sailing Team — Ranked 2nd in World Championship standings
Ian Williams (GBR) Team Pindar — Ranked 1st in World Championship standings

First matches start tommorow

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