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Defender to test boat classes

Updated: July 15, 2010, 10:50 PM ET
Associated Press

Returning to the waters where it won the America's Cup, BMW Oracle Racing of San Francisco plans to spend four days next week conducting trials off Valencia, Spain, that will help it determine whether the next regatta will be sailed in multihulls or traditional monohulls.

The trials will be conducted with two pairs of X40 catamarans and RC44 sloops. The syndicate will test whether to have downwind or reaching starts rather than traditional windward starts and will experiment with 3-D and ...

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