On way to the LBS
The January sales took on a new meaning when London shoppers
witnessed a full size America’s Cup racing yacht ‘sailing’ through
the streets of London. The 24-metre yacht, belonging to American
syndicate, BMW ORACLE Racing was making its way to the Collins
Stewart London Boat Show, which is taking place at the ExCeL Centre
from 5th – 14th January.
The BMW ORACLE Racing yacht, USA-61 was seen travelling through Park
Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch and Parliament Square before
finishing its journey in the Docklands, where it will be on display
for the public to enjoy.
This is the first time an America’s Cup yacht has exhibited at the
London Boat Show at ExCeL.Weighing 2 tonnes, the 24-metre hull
will take pride of place in the North Hall on exhibition stand N425
which will also feature two virtual simulators, offering visitors a
taste of what it is like to helm these yachts.