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4 February 2010, 09:50 am
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33rd America's Cup
Valencia, Spain

As from Saturday 6 February the AC Park for the 33rd America's Cup opens to the public in the Port America's Cup in Valencia.
Between the hours of 10:00 and 18:00 visitors will be able to enjoy all of the magnificent facilities and activities which are on offer during the second edition of this historic sporting trophy, the oldest in the world, to be hosted by the Spanish city.

Central to the activities is the landmark Veles e Ventes building. Many of the 33rd America's Cup activities will take place within this signature building designed by British architect David Chipperfield.

On the main ground floor is the Mar del Bambú restaurant, on the first floor is the main information point, the Estrella Damm Club, a tapas bar, the team bars: Defender Bar and a Challenger Bar and El Corte Inglés shop selling all the official event merchandise.

On the fourth floor is the Quique Dacosta Gastro-Bar. Access to all these areas is free.

Around the exterior of the Veles e Vents you have many options for eating and drinking: the Paella restaurant, the Arribar, Casa Guillermo, the Mist, the 39º27N, the Azul and the Brisa (all found on the map). There is a large chill out area with a giant screen to watch the action live from the race course, as well as a large kindergarden to keep the kids entertained.

The organization has planned a comprehensive programme including concerts, visits for school pupils, videos as well as the highlights of the racing and highlights of the America's Cup racing. There are many options to enjoy the action and what is on offer at Port America's Cup between 6-14 February. If racing extends longer then the village will stay open longer.

A normal racing day (as scheduled Monday 8, Wednesday 10, Friday 12 February) is from 09:00 to 20:00. During the other, non-racing days the Park is open between 10:00 and 18:00.

The official inauguration of the 33rd America's Cup will take place on Sunday 7 February at 13:00.

The 33rd America's Cup Match will be decided by the best of 3 races, as specified in the "Deed of Gift", official founding document for the competition.

Race 1, 8 February: Upwind-downwind 20 miles per leg
Race 2, 10 February: 39 nautical-mile equilateral triangle, first leg
Race 3 (if necessary), 12 February: Upwind-downwind 20 miles per leg

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Media Accreditation

The media accreditation process for the 33rd America's Cup is now open. Media who wish to accredit now can do so at www.americascup.com/accredmedia.

For further details please contact Paco Tormo, Press Officer, at media@americascup.com.

The Media Centre will be located in the Varadero Building and opens on Thursday 4 February at 10:00 local time.

For all media enquiries: media@americascup.com.

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