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.