Monday, 2 November 2009

America's Cup: SNG’s Fred Meyer comments on latest NY court ruling

by Fred Meyer, Vice Commodore, Société Nautique de Genève

“Société Nautique de Genève continues to evaluate its options ahead of next Wednesday’s hearing. We hope that the pending issues will be resolved and that we will have certainty regarding the 33rd America’s Cup.

"It’s disappointing that Justice Kornreich took yet another unprecedented decision that diminishes the rights of the Defender under the Deed of Gift by considering that rudders are not part of the load waterline length measurement,” said Fred Meyer, adding: “The Deed of Gift Match chosen by Golden Gate Yacht Club is not a mutual consent match and is therefore ruled by the strict provisions of the Deed, which read: ‘These ocean courses [...] shall be selected by the Club holding the Cup; and these races shall be sailed subject to its rules and sailing regulations [...]’. We expect Justice Kornreich to recognise these rights and respect the Defender’s position.”

Société Nautique de Genève

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