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Alinghi In Sight Of America’s Cup Challenger

· Swiss Yacht Alinghi In Sight Of America’s Cup Challenger
· Swiss yacht Alinghi today won a place in the final of the prestigious America’s Cup Challenger sailing race off Auckland, the Louis Vuitton Cup, after defeating San Francisco’s Oracle by 48 seconds in the best-of-seven semifinal series.
· After a decisive 4-0 victory, Alinghi now has until January 11 to prepare for the best-of-nine-races final. Until then, Skipper Russell Coutts will keenly observe the other semifinal between Seattle’s OneWorld and Italy’s Prada, which will determine Alinghi’s opponent.
· The ultimate winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup, which began in October will challenge Team New Zealand for the America's Cup on February 15 next year.
· For pictorial coverage of Alinghi’s series progress in the Louis Vuitton Cup captured by Swiss photo agency, Photopress AG, at Click on “Multimedia” and then “Images” to download.

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