BMW Oracle on road to ACC

BMW Oracle Racing today became the first America’s Cup team to start a 2005 full-scale two-boat testing programme on the Mediterranean waters off the coast of Valencia, Spain, site of the 32nd America’s Cup. The Challenger of Record launched their ‘turbo-charged’ Version 5 boats, USA-71 and USA-76, in Valencia last week for structural tests and instrument calibration in preparation for the start of its two-boat sailing season today from the Real Club Nautico.