TPA supplies the Americas Cup
TPA’s work has commenced on the portable roadway installation for the America's Cup catamarans.
Ground Works - The first of TPA's Panels are laid...
WORK has begun to prepare Clyde Quay at Millbay for an invasion by the America's Cup World Series.
2 TPA crews have begun laying aluminium panels to create a temporary solid roadway for the state-of-the-art catamarans. An entire race village and all of the yachts will arrive at Millbay in containers on board a ship on August 22. The race village will be set up in readiness for the nine-day event, which kicks off on September 10. Plymouth is the second leg in the 2011-2012 America's Cup World Series, a new professional circuit that is bringing America's Cup level sailing to port cities around the globe. The nine competing 35mph catamarans are now in Cascais, Portugal, preparing for the first regatta, which begins on August 6. The first of TPA’s roadway was laid on the 2nd August on Clyde Quay, next to the newly dredged inner basin at Millbay. There are 886 panels, each 3metres by 2.5metres. They have to bear the weight of the one-tonne yachts and their containers.
September 2011 will see Plymouth host the second America's Cup World Series event.
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