Saturday, November 24, 2007

Postponed AC

After the fiasco of the ISAF conference, the 33rd AC then gets postponed amidst a court case and arguments over the protocol for the next event. I feel for all the teams now uncertain of their futures, and all those people it influences.

The DailySail had an interesting article on the whole AC issue, and the possibility of a ‘Deed of Gift’ America’s Cup is a fascinating one. Aside from the facts like 90ft waterline multihulls and 20 nautical mile race courses, what caught my eye was the following paragraph.

“Thus a GGYC(BMW Oracle/Ellison) win in New York means an America's Cup in multihulls presumably within the shortest possible time frame, ie more than 10 months from when the Challenge was delivered. In GGYC's challenge to the SNG (Alinghi / Bertarelli) of 11 July, it states the competition dates as being 4, 6 and 8 July 2008."

Mmmmm, the Moth Worlds in Weymouth starts on the 5th of July. What were the odds on two consecutive Moth Worlds clashing with the America’s Cup?

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