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Team header: Alinghi Swiss Challenge

Sail numbers
SUI 64, SUI 75
Societe Nautique de Geneve, Switzerland
Russell Coutts
Ernesto Bertarelli
Ellen's five-star rating
Rating: 5 stars
 New Zealand Team NZ
 France Le Defi
 Italy Mascalzone
 Italy Prada
 Sweden Victory
 Switzerland Alinghi
 Great Britain GBR Challenge
 United States Oracle
 United States Dennis Conner
 United States OneWorld

Swiss businessman Ernesto Bertarelli has set up the team many experts pick to win the 2003 America’s Cup.

Skipper Russell Coutts and tactician Brad Butterworth will make the big sailing decisions and both will be keen to add to their reputations having pulled the strings for Team NZ last time.

If Alinghi have got the technology right, they could be the all-round package in the Hauraki Gulf.

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