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News: America’s Cup opens to the public

February 4, 2010 by john
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As from Saturday 6th February the AC Park for the 33rd America’s Cup opens to the public in the Port America’s Cup in Valencia.

Between the hours of 1000hrs and 1800hrs visitors will be able to enjoy all of the magnificent facilities and activities which are on offer during the second edition of this historic sporting trophy, the oldest in the world, to be hosted by the Spanish city.

Central to the activities is the landmark Veles e Ventes building. Many of the 33rd America’s Cup activities will take place within this signature building designed by English architect David Chipperfield.

On the main ground floor is the Mar del Bambú restaurant, on the first floor is the main information point, the Estrella Damm Club, a tapas bar, the team bars: Defender Bar and a Challenger Bar and El Corte Inglés shop selling all the official event merchandise.
On the fourth floor is the Quique Dacosta Gastro-Bar. Access to all these areas is free.

Around the exterior of the Veles e Vents you have many options for eating and drinking: the Paella restaurant, the Arribar, Casa Guillermo, the Mist, the 39º27N, the Azul and the Brisa (all found on the map). There is a large chill out area with a giant screen to watch the action live from the race course, as well as a large kindergarden to keep the kids entertained.

The organization has planned a comprehensive programme including concerts, visits for school pupils, videos as well as the highlights of the racing and highlights of the America’s Cup racing. There are many options to enjoy the action and what is on offer at Port America’s Cup between 6th and 14th February. If racing extends longer then the village will stay open longer.

A normal racing day (as scheduled Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th, Friday 12th) is from 0900hrs to 2000hrs. During the other, non-racing days the Park is open between 1000hrs and 1800hrs.

Traffic Access
Traffic Access will be strictly restricted to accredited vehicles as from Thursday 4th Febraury. The main entrance to the Port America’s Cup from the Avenue del Puerto towards Veles et Ventes will be closed, including access to the Veles et Ventes building car park which will be opened only to accredited vehicles.

The official inauguration of the 33rd America’s Cup will take place on Sunday 7th February at 1300hrs

NOTES TO THE EDITOR:

- The Société Nautique de Genève is the Defending Yacht Club for the 33rd America’s Cup whose mission is to organise the America’s Cup Match
- The Consorcio Valencia 2007 is the public entity responsible for public promotion, press and television
- The 33 America’s Cup is sponsored by: Hublot, El Corte Inglés, Estrella Damm and Iberdrola
- The 33 America’s Cup Match will be decided by the best of 3 races, as specified in the “Deed of Gift”, official fouding document for the competition.
• Race 1: Upwind-downwind 20 miles per leg
• Race 2: 39 nautical-mile equilateral triangle, first leg
• Race 3 (if necessary): Upwind-downwind 20 miles per leg

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