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.
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The Media Centre will be located in the Varadero Building and opens on Thursday 4 February at 10:00 local time.
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Questions and Answers:
Jorge Gisbert, General Director of Consorcio Valencia 2007
Consorcio Valencia 2007 was in charge of the infrastructure of the 32nd America's Cup What does it mean for Consorcio to be now in charge of the organisation for the 33rd America's Cup?
It's a challenge. Thanks to our experience in the development of the Port we can give a fast and efficient answer to the technical requirements of an event like this. Also Michel Hodara and his team have joined to contribute with their experience. For three years we worked with him in the last edition of the Cup.
The 32nd America's Cup was a success. What can we expect from the 33rd?
Another success, that's the only way we can see it. This America's Cup is a totally different proposition and now we are responsible for the organisation and we have a very limited amount of time. We are going to push our creativity and work capacity to the maximum.
Valencia enjoys the legacy of the 32nd America's Cup. What will be the legacy of the 33rd edition?
We are seeing now that the work to produce the 32nd America's Cup was the right effort. The 33rd America's Cup will be an opportunity to show the world that not only can we can organise a great international event, but that we can do it in a very short period of time.
Michel Hodara, Event Manager of the 33rd America's Cup
What is it needed to organise an America's Cup in such a short period of time?
It is necessary to have a team of professionals that are used to work together and who are ready to do it 24 hours a day. In addition to the staff of Consorcio Valencia 2007 I have surrounded myself with people that enjoy aiming for the 'impossible'.
Will it be comparable to the 32nd America's Cup?
The 32nd America's Cup was a five star event, developed over the course of three years. The 33rd America's Cup is not simply the second chapter of that story, is a totally different story, it will be more compact, more intimate, but just as exciting.
What will it be like as an experience, on the ground in Valencia?
We will welcome fans with an inauguration event on 7 February. And from the first race, scheduled for 8 February, they will be able to watch the races live on a giant screen, get official merchandising and enjoy a range of activities for kids, youngsters and families. Also, there will be food and beverage points with Swiss, American and, of course, Spanish food. We want to create a special atmosphere a great fan experience.