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America's Cup Syndicates 2007

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The Syndicates

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China (CHN)

China Team

Yacht club: Qingdao International

Yacht Club

Established: 2005

Sail numbers: CHN 69, CHN 79, CHN 95

Syndicate leader: Chaoyang Wang

Executive manager: Xavier de Lesquen

Operations manager: Luc Gellusseau

Skipper/sailing manager: Pierre Mas

Web site: www.china-team.org

France (FRA)

Areva Challenge

Yacht club: Cercle de la Voile de Paris

Established: 2001

Sail numbers: FRA 57, FRA 60, FRA 93

Syndicate head: Stephane Kandler

Syndicate leader: Dawn Riley

Helmsman: SebastienCol

Afterguard: Tanguy Cariou, Jean-François Cuzon, Nicolas Charbonnier

Design: Bernard Nivelt

Web site: www.areva-challenge.com

Germany (GER)

United Internet Team Germany

Yacht club: Deutscher Challenger

Yacht Club

Established: 2005

Sail numbers: GER 72, GER 89

Syndicate head: Michael Scheeren

Tactician: David Dellenbaugh

Skipper/helmsman: Jesper Bank

Afterguard: Henrik Blakskjaer, Michael Hestbaek, Philippe Mourniac

Web site: www.united-internet-team-germany.com

Italy (ITA)

+39 Challenge

Yacht club: Circolo Vela Gargnano

Established: 2004

Sail numbers: ITA 59, ITA 85

Syndicate head: Lorenzo Rizzardi

Syndicate leader: Cesare Pasotti

Skipper: Luca Devoti

Helmsman: Iain Percy

Afterguard: Ian Walker, Gabriele Bruni, Andrew Simpson, Karlo Kuret

Design: Giovanni Ceccarelli

Web site: www.piu39challenge.it/eng

Luna Rossa

Yacht club: Yacht Club Italiano

Established: 1997

Sail numbers: ITA 74, ITA 80, ITA 86

Syndicate head: Patrizio Bertelli

Skipper: Francesco de Angelis

Helmsmen: Francesco de Angelis,

James Spithill

Afterguard: Charlie McKee, Francesco Bruni, Michele Ivaldi, Andrew Horton, Philippe Presti, Tom Schnackenberg, Matteo Plazzi

Design: Luna Rossa design team

Web site: www.lunarossachallenge.com

Mascalzone Latino - Capitalia

Yacht club: Reale Yacht Club

Canottieri Savoia

Established: 2002

Sail numbers: ITA 66, ITA 77, ITA 90, ITA 99

Syndicate head: Vincenzo Onorato

Skipper: Vasco Vascotto

Helmsmen: Flavio Favini,

Jes Gram-Hansen

Afterguard: Flavio Favini, Cameron Dunn, Jes Gram-Hansen, Rasmus Kostner, Nacho Postigo

Design: Harry Dunning

Web site: www.mascalzonelatino.it

New Zealand (NZL)

Emirates Team New Zealand

Yacht club: Royal New Zealand

Yacht Squadron

Established: 1993

Sail numbers: NZL 81, NZL 82, NZL 84, NZL 92

Managing director: Grant Dalton

Syndicate leader: Kevin Shoebridge

Skipper/helmsman: Dean Barker

Afterguard: Terry Hutchinson, Kevin Hall, Adam Beashall, Ray Davies

Design: Andy Claughton and ETNZ

design team

Web site: www.emiratesteamnz.com

Spain (ESP)

Desafío Español

Yacht club: Real Federación

Española de Vela

Established: 2004

Sail numbers: ESP 65, ESP 67, ESP 88, ESP 97

Syndicate head: Agustín Zulueta

Syndicate leader: Luis Doreste

Helmsmen: Karol Jablonski, Santiago López-Vázquez, Jesper Radich

Afterguard: Luis Doreste, Laureano

Wizner, Matt Wachowicz, John Cutler

Design: John Reichel, Jim Pugh,

Scott Graham

Web site: www.desafioespanol2007.com

Republic ofSouth Africa (RSA)

Team Shosholoza

Yacht club: Royal CapeYacht Club

Established: 2003

Sail number: RSA 83

Managing director: Salvatore Sarno

Skipper: Mark Sadler

Helmsman: Paolo Cian

Afterguard: Ian Ainslie, Tommaso Chieffi, Marc Lagesse

Design: Jason Ker

Web site: www.team-shosholoza.com

Sweden (SWE)

Victory Challenge

Yacht club: Gamla Stans Yacht Sällskap - Stockholm

Established: 2001

Sail numbers: SWE 63, SWE 73, SWE 96

Project initiator: Hugo Stenbeck

Syndicate leader and helmsman: Magnus Holmberg

Afterguard: Johan Barne, Mattias Rahm, Stefan Rahm, Santiago Lange

Design: German “Mani” Frers Jr.

Web site: www.victorychallenge.com

Switzerland (SUI)

Alinghi

Defending yacht club: Société Nautique de Genève

Established: 2000

Sail numbers: SUI 64, SUI 75, SUI 91,

SUI 100

Synidcate head: Ernesto Bertarelli

Skipper: Brad Butterworth

Helmsmen: Jochen Schuemann, Peter Holmberg, Ed Baird

Afterguard: Peter Evans, Murray Jones, Jordi Calafat, Juan Vila, MikeDrummond

Design: Rolf Vrolijk and the Alinghi

design team

Web site: www.alinghi.com/en

United States (USA)

BMW Oracle Racing

Yacht club: Golden Gate Yacht Club

Established: 2000

Sail numbers: USA 71, USA 76, USA 87, USA 98

Syndicate head: Larry Ellison

CEO and skipper: Chris Dickson

Helmsmen: Chris Dickson, Larry Ellison

Afterguard: Bertrand Pacé, Eric Doyle,

Ed Smyth, Peter Isler

Design: BMW Oracle Racing design team

Web site: http://bmworacleracing.com