Thursday, November 22, 2007

GGYC: Cup Postponement is Unfortunate and Unnecessary

Update: In addition to the previously issued press release from GGYC, there is a statement from Tom Ehman, with whom we talked on Thursday evening, that clarified the intentions of BMW Oracle. According to Ehman, "like all challengers we still support a conventional America's Cup race in monohulls in Valencia in 2009, and we will keep working towards that. It has never been our preference to race in mutihulls in 2008".

[Source: Golden Gate Yacht Club] Valencia, Spain, 22 November: The Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) said today the decision to postpone the next America’s Cup by Alinghi was unfortunate and unnecessary.

“There have been many opportunities to resolve the new protocol without taking this step,” Tom Ehman, the Club’s spokesman said.

He said the offer made last week by three challengers and GGYC addressed everyone’s concerns and would have enabled the event to go ahead as planned.

The club hopes it will still be possible for the event to be held in Valencia on schedule or without too great a delay.

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At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything that is recently happening around the 33rd edition of the americas cup is a total disgrace. By this I am not saying that what BMW Oracle have done has anything to do with what is really happening. ACM and Alinghi proven to be machines moved solely by economic interests and having no contemplations about what the sport is about. tha city of valencia and spain as a whole have put all their efforts in suppling a magnificent stage and these people are not taking this into account, it is soon going to blow up in their faces. I really hope that BMW oracle win the court case and manange to win the cup to restore its original values.

At 9:55 PM, Anonymous wilfrid said...

could you please post what happens if BMWOracle wins the court case? What size of catamaran will we be able to see? when would it be sailed? Are BMWoracle and alinghi preparing catamarans?

thank you!

i hope you can answer some of my questions

At 10:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop!! I hope Oracle loose everything and Ellison ends up with no toys. Sametime I hope Alinghi loose the final while the big boat sinks in two pieces and Bertarelli takes a swim!!

At 4:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring on the Judge!!!

Im not a big BMW/O spin machine fan, however ACM/Allingi/CNEV (truly one entity) are acting like morons. Get some class folks.


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