Sunday, September 20, 2009

RICH YUNG REPORT:Louis Vuitton World Series launched

Louis Vuitton has announced plans to inaugurate a new World Series of sailing, beginning with a regatta in Nice in November.

The Louis Vuitton World Series has been created while the America’s Cup is locked in the protracted court battle between Oracle and Alinghi.

The event will be undertaken in association with a new professional sailing group called the World Sailing Team Association (WSTA).

Eight entries have so far been confirmed for the Nice regatta including Team New Zealand, Oracle, the K-Challenge and Mascalzone Latino from the last America’s Cup.