Thursday, 13 September 2007

America's Cup Sale Now On - Everything Must Go!

The Afterguard's polite reminder - Don't Be Late! - at 10:00 (CET) today, Thursday 13th September, 2007, America's Cup Management (ACM) begin their online auction of Assets From The 32nd America's Cup.

Yup folks, when the auction ends on Saturday 15th at 18:00 (CET), the 32nd America's Cup will be just a distant memory. The cupboards will be bare, and presumably ACM will begin 'investing' the Challenger's entry fees on new tables, chairs, etc. - the old ones would never do, they were just so '32'.

Details can be found on the special ACM Auction site: Here.

Studying the 'bid catalogue' you'll get to flick through nearly 900 individual lots, with Ribs; Golf Buggies; Battery powered trains; enough Bicycles to keep most of China pedalling; Electric Tricycles; Desks; Chairs; bar stools; lounge, office & Patio Furniture; Flags; Desktop PCs & Laptops; Plasma, LCD & CRT Screens; and even scale remote-control models of the 32nd Cup competitor vessels (don't these things get sold off to benefit charitable causes usually? Ok, we'll hush). For those with suitably sized swimming pools, you can even bid for your own 'Luis Vuitton' inflatable buoy. Then there are also 'structures' - pyramid refreshment tents, 'waves', why there's even a 'statue' of the Auld Mug for those too lazy to wrestle the real one from Alinghi's grasp. Oh, and magazines. No auction is complete without the obligatory lots of 'various' magazines.

For The Afterguard's take on events, we respectfully refer readers to our previously published story: 'The America's Cup - There's Everything To Pay For'.

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