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23 May 2012

ETNZ manager Grant Dalton visits OMEGA Boutique in Venice


Grant Dalton, manager of Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ), took time away from his America’s Cup World Series schedule to visit the OMEGA Boutique in Venice.

While he was there he chatted with boutique clients and journalists and commented on the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) races that were taking place in the lagoon and in the open seas near Venice.


Championship Racing in the ACWS Venice ran from the 17th to the 20th of May and marked the penultimate event in the 2011-2012 World Series.


OMEGA has worked closely with Team New Zealand and its skipper, Dean Barker, for years in a partnership whose origins can be traced back to the time that the late Sir Peter Blake was skipper. The team was among the nine that participated in four days of races on the two courses. Venice, as expected, delivered a magnificent venue with a large spectator fleet.


Dealing with light winds and tricky and shifting conditions, ETNZ achieved 3rd position in the fleet races standings, maintaining 2nd place in the overall ACWS Championship leaderboard.


Amid very tight competition, ETNZ maintains high expectations as it anticipates the final event of the America’s Cup World Series scheduled to take place next month in Newport, where the ACWS Champion will be crowned.