Each crew will be racing in Swedish Match 40 yachts, with round-robin races on Sunday 15 May and the semi finals and final the following day.
The Alinghi crew will consist of 1988 Olympic silver medallist in the Finn, Peter HOLMBERG (ISV), Bernard LABRO, Warwick FLEURY, Murray JONES and Lorenzo MAZZA. The Desafio Español crew is made up of Luis DORESTE, ISAF World Match Race Rankings' number five, Karol JABLONSKI (POL), Enrique CAMESELLE, Domingo MANRIQUE and Miguel Nuno SANTOS BARRETO. The Luna Rosa team features Francesco BRUNI, Massimo GHERARDUCCI, Manuela MODENA, Thomas BURNHAM and Massimiliano SIRENA. The Shosholoza crew will be announced in the next few days.
The Laureus Awards Ceremony is the climax of two days of exciting sports events including the Laureus Regatta, the Laureus Golf Challenge and the Laureus Beach Festival at Tamariz Beach.
The Laureus World Sports Awards has established a place in the sporting calendar, honouring the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen from around the world and across all sports. The winners are selected by the Laureus World Sports Academy, a collection of 40 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, led by Chairman Edwin MOSES. Sailing is represented at the Awards by Ellen MACARTHUR (GBR), who is nominated in the Alternative Sportsperson of the Year category.