Monday, June 12, 2006

America's Cup at Rockefeller Center

We know that Rockefeller Center isn't in Brooklyn, but we still had to give this a bit of attention.

From June 15th through July 2nd, USA 49, one of Larry Ellison's ACC Class boats will be on display in the heart of Rockefeller Center. The exhibit is a first for Rock Center and a first for the America's Cup as well.

If you've never seen one of these boats in person, its worth a look. We're quite amused with all of the product tie-ins (of course the sponsors need to get their money's worth), most notably the "BMW M6 with carbon fibre rooftop that both demonstrates the BMW lightweight design competence and represents the BMW Technology transfer into the BMW ORACLE Racing Design Team."

Its not as though rich sailors were waiting for BMW to shepherd carbon fiber technology to sailing.

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