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Dubai, UAE - 2010-11-26

The Louis Vuitton Trophy – Dubai finished today for ALL4ONE, who lost its semi-final against BMW Oracle Racing, current holder of the America’s Cup.
The outcome is positive for the French-German team, who reached the top 4 when qualifying for the semi finals, after having clearly proved that the team moved a step up on this event. It is also a nice way for ALL4ONE to conclude its 2010 season.
The other semi-final was won by Emirates Team New Zealand over Mascalzone Latino.

The Louis Vuitton Trophy – Dubai final was won 2-0 by Emirates Team New Zealand over BMW Oracle Racing.

Stephane Kandler, ALL4ONE’s CEO: « First of all, I would like to thank and congratulate my whole team, because ALL4ONE has succeeded in less than a year to reach the highest level of international sailing with several podiums and against big and well funded teams, including America's Cup winners. It is only the beginning, but we have proven that we have the knowhow and the organisation to be competitive at the highest level. All this has been possible thanks to the support of the sponsors who believed in us from the beginning (Audi, adidas, Geodis, Saint-Honoré,, Château Tourril), and I want to thank them again. ALL4ONE is already actively preparing the future and we can already confirm that we will be on one of the most competitive international circuits from next year on, while we are still preparing our participation in the next America's Cup. We will tell you more soon.»

Sebastien Col, Helmsman: « If we have a look back on the whole season, we have improved a lot as a team. We really built a group all around the year, and we are now at a level which is a lot higher than where we were on the first Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice one year ago. So for sure satisfaction is here. Now high level is always about small details, and today we missed a few things. Reaching the semi-finals is a result that corresponds to our level, but I would have really liked that we achieved a little more. »

Jochen Schümann, Skipper: « We kept the whole racing close today, so well done to the crew as it was interesting races. The best team won there. It’s also been the very last race for the America’s Cup Class boats, and we will see different boats in the future. Reaching the semis here proved once again that we are amongst the top teams here, and we can take on any team. We are obviously not winning all the races, but at least they are tight and tough. I think we are prepared to do more, and we will see what’s coming next. Next year we will definitely sail on the Audi MedCup on a TP52, but that’s a long way away at the moment. »

Results Semi-Finals –

BMW Oracle Racing def ALL4ONE 2-0
Emirates Team New Zealand def Mascalzone Latino 2-0

Results Final
Emirates Team New Zealand def BMW Oracle Racing 2-0

Round Robin 1 + 2 final results
BMW Oracle Racing 17
Emirates Team New Zealand 12,5
Mascalzone Latino 8
Synergy 6
Artemis Racing 5

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Stephanie Nadin

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