NOVEMBER 26, 2002
These Formula 1 people get everywhere
In recent days the sailing world has had its attention focussed firmly on Auckland where the racing has begun to establish who will win the Louis Vuitton Cup and so go on to challenge Team New Zealand for the America's Cup competition which will be held in Feburary in Auckland. At the moment the frontrunners in the competition are Switzerland's Alinghi, skippered by former Team New Zealand skipper Russell Coutts, which represents the Societe Nautique de Geneve and is funded by one of the country's richest men Ernesto Bertarelli.
A little-known fact is that some of the design work on Alinghi has been done by former F1 designer Alan Jenkins...