Wednesday, March 26, 2008

GGYC meets with defender in Geneva

[Source: BMW Oracle] Valencia, Spain, 26 March 2008: The Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) met with the defender in Geneva today to try and resolve the date for the next America’s Cup Deed of Gift Challenge.

Tom Ehman, the club’s spokesman, who attended the meeting with Russell Coutts, the CEO of BMW ORACLE Racing, said there had been a cordial exchange of views. GGYC did not wish to disclose details of the discussion at this stage, but remains focused on moving the issue forward quickly.

“We remain strongly of the view that the rules on the timing of the event are quite clear. The sooner we race the Deed of Gift match the sooner we can all get the America’s Cup back on track,” he said.

“We want to move this process forward quickly, and expect to confirm next steps shortly. “

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