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18 June 2004, 10:37 am
OzBoyz Withdraw From Pre-Regattas
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America's Cup

Following recent speculation regarding the suitability of Valencia as a venue for the pre-regatta's in September/October of this year, OzBoyz Challenge has today decided to withdraw its participation.
"Our primary focus must be the America's Cup in 2007. Sponsors, partners and our sports objective was to test the venue and facilities in Valencia this year.

Unfortunately Valencia is not ready yet and won't be ready for us to do this,'
said Sebastien DESTREMAU, OzBoyz Challenge spokesperson.

A representative of OzBoyz marketing squad confirmed that Valencia is undergoing major construction work and appears more like a 'building site' than a polished venue fit to host America's Cup yachting guests and sponsors.

'We did have reservations on the timing of the pre-regattas. We decided to include them in our program with the expectation that our promotional agents and marketing people could create interest and assure a high profile attendance. We saw it as an opportunity of 'showcasing' a taste of what will come in 2007.

Regretfully this is not possible so we have had to make the corporate decision not to go,'
concluded Destremau

Phil Edmiston, OzBoyz
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