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Nice Web Statistics -- Update  Feb 10, 18:06

From time to time ACM publishes the webstats for the official site, Below is a chart of the total number of referrals per month from their site to the various team sites. Nice to see that BMWOR continues to get more "click-throughs" from the
ACM site than any other team, including Alinghi. The "Total" column is for all months from July '05, and BMWOR has led every month, not that we're competing. ;)

Nice web stats: BMWOR leads the other teams in click-throughs. (As usual click on the graphic to enlarge.)

Nice Ink: London Sunday Times  Jan 15, 18:19

The popular "InGear" section in yesterday's London Sunday Times carried this nice story and excellent, large graphic featuring BMW ORACLE Racing's USA 87. Click here for the text (only) of the article on the Sunday Times site. Click here for a .pdf version of the entire piece, that you can enlarge to poster size. Our thanks to writer Emma Smith and her Sunday Times editors, and to BMW U.K., for making it happen.

"It's A Really Big Show"  Jan 13, 17:28

London, 1645 Saturday

The late, great American TV host, Ed Sullivan, used to open his weekly variety show with those words (in our headline). They sum up nicely the action here at the Collins Stewart London Boat Show at the ExCel Centre in the Docklands area of London.

Mirko and I arrived Wednesday evening to assist our partners BMW, Girard Perregaux and Henri Lloyd with presentations on our large BMW ORACLE Racing stand during the show's final four days.

The centre piece of the stand, of course, is USA 61. Today alone over 2000 people have stood in line (er, queue) for up to fifteen minutes to get a chance to climb the stairs and see 61 up at the deck level.

Between presentations, media work, and meetings/socials with our sponsor-partners we have not found much blogging time. However, we do have some good pix that we will get up ASAP. In the meantime, here is one from Wednesday when Princess Anne, a keen sportswoman and President of the Royal Yachting Association (the UK's national sailing authority) visited our stand -- and spent well more than the four minutes allotted in her very tight schedule.

Princess Anne was greeted by BMW's Emma Rosling and accompanied by, among many others, the RYA's CEO Rod Carr (background).

And a shot from yesterday....

Future members of the new British America's Cup team trying their skills? The BMW ORACLE simulators proved very popular at the LBS all week.

Photos courtesy of Matt Dickens and Tim Stonton/onEdition. Copyright onEdition 2007©

Yachting World: Win a BMW ORACLE Scale Model  Jan 3, 15:27


Do you read the excellent website?

Would you like the chance to win a beautiful scale model of a BMW ORACLE America's Cup Class yacht?

To enter the competition, click on the image of the model. Competition closes 18 January 2007.

Coming Soon...  Jan 1, 11:09 a Boat Show near you, assuming you live in or around London....

...USA 61, which will be on display at the Collins Stewart London Boat Show 5-14 January. Above, a nice photo of 61 on the streets of London last week. See our previous "Big Ben" post for another great shot and more information.

On the Road Again: London Boat Show  Dec 30, 13:10

Okay, so we couldn't manage to take a full week off without a post....

As previously reported on our main team site and here on the BOB, USA 61 will be on display at the Collins Stewart London Boat Show 5-14 January. This is the first time an America’s Cup yacht has exhibited at the London Boat Show.

The BMW ORACLE Racing stand promises to be one of the leading attractions at this year’s show. The 24m 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 incredible yachts.

The Collins Stewart London Boat Show is anticipating over 140,000 visitors through the doors of ExCeL Centre during the 10-day show. Over 700 exhibitors will showcase more than 1,000 of the world’s leading boats.

USA 61 en route to the London Boat show. Mirko and your Ed. will represent the team there 10-14 January, and no doubt we will post a few items from the show here on the BOB.