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The year in sound: American dream

The Alinghi team still have a long way to go Keystone Archive

All this week swissinfo is replaying highlights from this year's audio archive. Today the landlocked Swiss launch an audacious ocean adventure.

This content was published on December 26, 2001 - 22:23

Swiss millionaire Ernesto Bertarelli has set his heart on the sort of dream that only serious money can buy. At an estimated cost of $55 million, the Genevan businessman is bidding to bring yachting's biggest prize, the America's Cup, to Europe for the first ever time.

Combining Swiss technology and engineering with an experienced international crew, Team Alinghi will be looking to come through the qualifying stage of the competition in 2002 with the event proper getting underway in 2003.

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