News Archive America's Cup

Friday, March 12, 2010   (Image © Pierre Orphanidis)
 America’s Cup –  A sad end to Team Shosholoza in Valencia
For anyone involved in the America's Cup, the ups and downs constitute a fact of life. If you happen to be the winning team, then the moment your yacht crosses the finish line victorious, a brand new cycle starts. On the other hand, if you are any of the remaining teams, an uncertain future lies ahead of you. It has always been like that and this time it isn't any different. Yet one thing is to wind down in an orderly fashion and a completely different story is what we saw on Thursday morning in Port America's Cup. To our great surprise, the main entrance of the South African base has been sealed by the Spanish police and the team has been ordered to empty it and vacate it. The boat shed is open and, most probably, the shore crew will have to start packing very soon and try to find a temporary storage somewhere else. Whatever the reason might be, this is a truly sad end for the first ever America's Cup team from the African continent.

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