©Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

In the amazing picture here above you can finally appreciate the incredible size of The new Alinghi's beast. Compare it with the spectators and you'll understand what I'm talking about...
To lift a huge catamaran you need a huge a huge helicopter and this is what has happened. At 16:00 this afternoon, Alinghi 5, the Swiss America’s Cup Defender’s new catamaran, was lifted out of the tent where it was built in Villeneuve, Switzerland, and into the air by a Mil Mi-26 helicopter, the biggest and most powerful in the world, to be launched on Lake Geneva. Take a look at this impressive show in the pictures by Carlo Borlenghi's assistants Stefano Gattini and Bruno Cocozza:


©Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

©Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

©Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

©Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

©Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

©Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

©Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

©Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

©Bruno Cocozza/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

©Stefano Gattini/Alinghi

For further info visit Alinghi's website