Tuesday, 2 February 2010

America's Cup: Statement by Tom Ehman, GGYC Spokesperson

by Tom Ehman

The five-person International Jury for the 33rd America's Cup met for the first time today [1st February 2010].

Under consideration were five vital requests by GGYC to ensure fair and equitable racing:

* Can the defender unilaterally select wind and wave limits?
* Is Mutual Consent required to select race start times?
* Can wind detection equipment be used?
* Can friction reduction systems be used?
* Are the regatta rules contradictory?

"The fact the hearing lasted from 1100 to 1730 prives that the issues being considered are significant and that the Jury gave the challenger and defender full opportunity to present their cases," said Ehman.

The meet was adjourned. International Jury Chairman David Tillett indicated that the findings of his panel will be released tomorrow afternoon.

A further hearing concerning GGYC's request for redress over measurement will also be heard tomorrow [2nd February 2010] at 1900.

Golden Gate Yacht Club

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