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Billionaire to take helm of Cup yacht

Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli said he will personally take the helm of his yacht Alinghi when one of the most controversial America's Cup events in history finally gets under way next week.

"I'm going to do it... I think I am at a sufficient level (of skill and experience) to steer the boat, it's an honor and a pleasure to do so in this America's Cup," the Valencia-based Spanish newspaper Las Provincias quoted him as saying.

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