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25 November 2003, 10:30 am
Team Alinghi Announces New Partners
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America's Cup
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Team Alinghi, winner of the America's Cup 2003, is proud to announce its new partners for their America's Cup 2007 campaign:
UBS and Infonet (main partners), Audemars Piguet, SGS and Nespresso (co-sponsors). Thus, three of Alinghi's partners from the 2003 Cup remain with the team, while Nespresso and SGS represent two new co-sponsors joining for the next campaign. S.Pellegrino joins the Team as an official supplier.

Three additional co-sponsors will also join the team in the near future along with official suppliers who provide the team with crucial support. EPFL remains the scientific partner of the team.

To be an Alinghi partner requires like mindedness and the desire to achieve a common goal: to win the America's Cup. In return, Alinghi partners stand to leverage the benefits of an exciting program with the team that is planned for the lead up to the America's Cup 2007.

Accordingly, Alinghi partners will be involved in an exciting program with many activities planned in the lead up to the America's Cup 2007. The Team will participate in a series of promotional pre-regatta events organized by ACM starting in 2004.

Just nine months after Alinghi's victory, preparations for the next America's Cup are already underway. The Alinghi design team has begun working together while the sailing team has continued to sail independently in various international regattas to maintain their skills and improve their competitiveness.

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Russell COUTTS, Executive Director, Team Alinghi, commented on the appointment of the partners: " This is an important day for Team Alinghi and for the America's Cup. UBS, Infonet, Audemars Piguet, SGS and Nespresso are all highly regarded international businesses. That they have confirmed their decision to partner with us is a great source of inspiration for our Team. The partners of Team Alinghi are an integral part of the Team and we consider them Team members."

UBS, Alinghi's long standing main partner, along with Infomet, are clearly committed to the campaign Peter A. WUFFLI, CEO, UBS, said of the partnership: "Our partnership with Alinghi has been extremely successful and their vision is closely aligned to our own. With its victory in the America's Cup, the perfectly synchronized Alinghi team gave impressive proof of their strategic and tactical prowess, their experience and passion, as well as their mastery of cutting edge technology. And these same key attributes, which powered Alinghi to a winning performance in sailing's toughest challenge, are also instrumental to our company's success in global financial business."

Jose COLLAZO, Chairman, President and CEO of infonet, reiterated this sentiment. "It is often said that winners like to stay with winners. We truly believe that, and are excited to be continuing our sponsorship of Alinghi, the premier match racing team in competitive yachting. This sponsorship will help us continue to build our brand awareness and public profile across the world, while keeping us in the company of a winning organization whose dedication to success through teamwork, superior technology and dedication, is much like our own."

Further details are available on the alinghi website at the address below.
Alinghi Media (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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