A Race With A View

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Jutting out along Sicily's northwestern coastline, sun-drenched Trapani has the strong winds and wide-open sea views that make it an ideal host for the America's Cup qualifying races, which take place Sept. 28 to Oct. 9. The competition, which dates back to 1851, has grown in global popularity, with teams from Italy, New Zealand and 2003 winners Switzerland battling for the title of sailing's best.

The Trapani preraces are part of a restructured lineup of annual contests that lead to the finals in Valencia, Spain, in 2007. Trapani's historic port is spruced up for the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!