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Alinghi 5 leads parade on Swiss lake

Updated: August 1, 2009, 10:52 AM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- The holders of the America's Cup are celebrating Swiss National Day by showing off their new giant catamaran to supporters on Lake Geneva.

Alinghi 5, towering above the lesser craft on the lake, led a boat parade from Lausanne to Geneva, with stops at ports along the way.

The cruise followed Alinghi's legal victory in New York this week over challenger BMW Oracle Racing of San Francisco, which gave the Swiss team permission to use an engine to trim the sails and move water ...

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