Coutts and Butterworth to clash at World Yacht Racing Forum

The World Yacht Racing Forum, 9-10 December in Monaco, will see a unique and exceptional debate between America's Cup Defender Alinghi, Challenger of Record BMW ORACLE Racing and potential challengers and personalities hoping to compete in the 34th America's Cup.

The America's Cup session on Day 2 of the Forum will include a presentation by Russell Coutts, CEO and skipper of BMW ORACLE Racing. Team Alinghi skipper Brad Butterworth will then explain his team's point of view to the audience.

Both Russell Coutts and Brad Butterworth will then join Paul Cayard, Stéphane Kandler (All4One), Sotiris Buseas (Greek Challenge), Marcus Hutchinson (Team Origin), Nicolò Bastianini (Green Comm) and Magnus Holmberg (Victory Challenge) for a panel discussion entitled “The America's Cup – What is the future for the challengers after AC 33”. The panel will be the final session of the 2009 Forum.

For the full conference program and information about the Forum, please visit

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