Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai 2010

The final Louis Vuitton Trophy event is scheduled to start in Dubai on 12 November, featuring six of the top international sailing teams in the world.

The Louis Vuitton Trophy is a two-week sailing event and will take place at the Mina Seyahi, the home of Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC).

The boats used will be identical ACC yachts, the same sort as was used in the Americas Cup between 1992 right up to 2007, with the aim of ensuring that any team advantages fall within the realms of personal skill and sailing expertise.

In addition to the main Trophy races, there’ll be Junior Trophy for younger sailors, and a heritage day on November 20 that sees traditional dhow sail boats take to the waves.

The race village at the Dubai International Marine Club will feature TV screens, a VIP lounge, and shops.

This is the last of four Louis Vuitton Trophy events before many of the teams shift their focus to multihull racing ahead of the next America’s Cup.