Council congratulates yachties on white wash win
AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL
7 June 2007
Council congratulates yachties on white wash win of Louis
Auckland City Council congratulates
Emirates Team New Zealand on their 5-0 win of the Louis
Vuitton Cup over Luna Rossa.
“We are right behind
Emirates Team New Zealand in their quest to bring the Auld
Mug home,” says Mayor of Auckland City, Dick
“All that stands in their way now is a rematch
with Alinghi, and we’re confident the boys can secure a
victory,” he says.
Auckland City Council will look into
options to give Aucklanders the opportunity to share
America’s Cup fever and watch the action together. Details
will be publicised once confirmed.
“We are ready to host
the next America’s Cup in Auckland, and we hope
Aucklanders show their support as it comes down to crunch
time,” says Mr Hubbard.
The 32nd America’s Cup regatta
kicks off on 23 June, weather depending.
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