Friday, November 23, 2007

Emirates Team New Zealand comments on America's Cup postponment

[Source: Emirates Team New Zealand ] Emirates Team New Zealand Managing Director Grant Dalton said the team had anticipated the Alinghi-BMW Oracle standoff and the possibility of a delay in holding the America’s Cup.

“It’s one of many possibilities we considered in our planning processes and have made preparations to ensure the team’s viability.

“Emirates Team New Zealand is in the fortunate position of having strong support from sponsors and the goodwill of team members all of whom want to remain involved.

“The team will continue to operate as it has since we returned to New Zealand in July.

“We still do not have a firm date and there is the issue of the court case which could affect both venue and date depending on who wins.

“The team will come together once there is some certainty in the dates and the shape of the 33rd America’s Cup is clear. We will work through the detail of all the issues over the next few weeks.”



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