Friday, 1 October 2010

America's Cup: Publication of the AC72 Draft Rule for the 34th America's Cup

by Iain Murray

Following feedback from several prospective Challengers, ACRM has asked the rule drafting group to issue a second draft of the AC72 Rule and delay the publication of the definitive version until the 15th October 2010.

Since the publication of the first draft on 16 September 2010, feedback has been received from teams and the draft re-formatted as a Class Rule document.

A new draft will be issued on or before 6 October 2010. This will allow further opportunity for feedback.

The Defender and Challenger of Record have agreed an amendment to the Protocol for the 34th America’s Cup to permit this short delay in publishing the AC72 Class Rule, which had been due on 30 September 2010.

Competitor information can be found under ACRM on

The Protocol amendment will be posted as an Official Document on

ACRM extends its thanks to Peter Melvin and the staff of Morrelli & Melvin and others involved in the rule drafting.

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