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Valencia mayor ready for America's Cup to return

Valencia mayor ready for America's Cup to return

Valencia mayor Rita Barbera says the city will receive the America's Cup "with open arms" if the two vying teams want to race there.
A New York judge ruled this week that the match series between defending champion Alinghi of Switzerland and challenger BMW Oracle Racing of the United States could not be sailed in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates in February because the cup cannot be raced for in the Northern Hemisphere from Nov. 1 to May 1.
Despite Valencia also being in the Northern Hemisphere, both syndicates had indicated they were willing to return to the Mediterranean city, where they last raced for the cup in 2007.
Barbera says Alinghi hasn't contacted her yet.
"Now we need to listen for if they want to come here and then negotiate the conditions and be realistic with the necessities of the competition," she said on Wednesday.


Updated : 2021-07-26 09:31 GMT+08:00