Sunday, 7 February 2010

America's Cup: Further to 'Umpiring the 33rd America's Cup Match'

by Anne Hinton

At any event the sailors are the most important people, but without the organization, of which all race officials are the most significant part, sailboat racing could not take place. These people seldom receive the credit they deserve for a very great deal of hard work put in, often in far from easy circumstances, to do their jobs well.

All the race officials of the 33rd America’s Cup Match are amongst the best in the business and I have complete and absolute faith in their ensuring fair racing and umpiring for both competing teams. I have had the privilege of knowing the Race Director and Principal Race Officer, Harold Bennett, since the 1990s, and the Chief Umpire, Bill Edgerton, since the 1980s. I have also had the even greater privilege of umpiring with members of the 33rd America’s Cup Match umpire team.

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