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The 90-foot, high-tech catamaran of the America's Cup yacht Alinghi 5 is airlifted over the Swiss Alps near Martigny, Switzerland, bound for the Mediterranean Sea. After two weeks of sailing on Lake Geneva, where it was built, the catamaran was carried by the world's biggest helicopter, a Russian MI-26 heavy transport, to the Italian port of Genoa for its first sea trials.

( Fabrice Coffrini / AFP/Getty Images / August 7, 2009 )

The 90-foot, high-tech catamaran of the America's Cup yacht Alinghi 5 is airlifted over the Swiss Alps near Martigny, Switzerland, bound for the Mediterranean Sea. After two weeks of sailing on Lake Geneva, where it was built, the catamaran was carried by the world's biggest helicopter, a Russian MI-26 heavy transport, to the Italian port of Genoa for its first sea trials.

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