Desafío Español worried about the delays in the America's Cup
[Source: Desafío Español] It is with great concern that the Desafío Español views the current situation regarding the America's Cup. The delay in making decisions about the format and dates for an event in which teams can participate other than the Defender and the new Challenger of Record is alarming.
Without wishing to point the finger or apportion blame anywhere precious, time is being lost. With this loss of time comes undue uncertainty, which is dramatically affecting all teams, their families and sponsors, saying nothing of the image of the event as a whole.
Desafío Español implores both parties to use common sense and basic sportsmanship to resolve this conflict now. Put aside personal agendas and think of a greater good.
The Defender and the Challenger of Record must assume their respective responsibilities within the America's Cup community, including the potential challengers of the 33rd America's Cup and all other parties involved. They must find an exit to this conflict that will allow the finalisation of a schedule for the competition.
The lack of certainty today and into the future is only of both parties' making. The damage that is being willfully done can only be blamed on them both. Maintaining today's situation into the future is a serious irresponsibility which they may have to assume.