27th August, 2004 – The official website of the America’s Cup, www.americascup.com has been re-launched this week, ahead of the opening races of Act 1 of the 32nd America’s Cup. The enhanced website boasts many exciting new features, and is designed to help tell all of the exciting stories of the 32nd America’s Cup. The website currently supports four languages, with full coverage of the event in Spanish, English, French and Italian.

The website will feature ‘competition’ and ‘between competition’ modes with special features during racing. During the Acts, there will be a graphic race tracker feature to allow users to follow each race live. There will also be live audio coverage of the races, to accompany the race tracker.

‘With this launch of the renewed www.americascup.com site, we are ready to provide full coverage of the 32nd America’s Cup to fans around the world ,’ said Pierre Germeau, the Web Manager for the event. ‘We designed our web site to reflect the history and tradition of the America’s Cup, as well as to be the source of official information for the event. We will continue to add more features as we approach 2007, and will strive to keep www.americascup.com as the place where the story of the 32nd America’s Cup is told.’

For the periods between the Acts, www.americascup.com has various feature sections that reveals the mysteries of match racing, and allows the user to ‘sail’ deep into the history of the America’s Cup through a unique timeline feature. New features and sections will be added to the web site over time, so that regular users consistently find something new and fresh.

At all times, the official website, www.americascup.com is the only source for official news about the America’s Cup. The information published by the information team here is accurate, timely, and available in four languages.

Along with the redesigned public website, the media only site has been upgraded and re-launched to offer journalists all of the documents, photos, and graphic images that they need to cover the America’s Cup. A Teams only website will also be launched later this year, providing a platform to easily distribute information to all of the teams competing in the 32nd America’s Cup.

The Marseille Louis Vuitton Act 1 of the 32nd America’s Cup – Valencia, runs from the 5th through to the 11th of September combining Fleet and Match Racing.

The Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 2 of the 32nd America’s Cup – Valencia, is a Match Racing event from the 5th – 12th October.

The Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 3 of the 32nd America’s Cup – Valencia, is a Fleet Racing event, from the 14th – 17th of October.

Racing for the 32nd America’s Cup – Valencia will continue in 2005 and 2006, with several more Acts in various locations, including Vale ncia, the Host City of the 32nd America’s Cup – Valencia.

In 2007, a fleet race event will precede the Louis Vuitton Cup, whose winner will then race the Defender, Team Alinghi, in the America’s Cup Match in Valencia

Contact:

Marcus Hutchinson
AC Management – Head of Media And Communications
Tel +34 963 54 2007
media@americascup.com
www.americascup.COM