Friday, August 01, 2008

GGYC appeals latest America’s Cup decision

[Source: BMW Oracle] Valencia, Spain, 1 August 2008: The Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) said today it has lodged an appeal against this week’s decision of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.

“We believe the Challenger of Record has to be a real yacht club. It cannot be something that is manufactured with a defender to set up a one-sided event. This decision would set an absurd precedent,” Tom Ehman, the club’s spokesman said.
“We believe we have an excellent case for winning on appeal.”

Because it was a split decision among five judges the club has an automatic right of appeal.

Ehman said the club looked forward to obtaining a result that will end any further legal dispute.

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At 12:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you GGYC, we already knew what type of men you are, now you have proved it for certain. You ruined the America's Cup so you could purchase it for yourselves, lost in court, so you are sulking again and making yourselves look worse.

Not that any of that is a surprise.

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't it the NY Court the only and supreme legal referee for any kind of litigation in America's Cup's World?
Can a split decision coming from another appellate court overcome the NY Supreme Court!?
Where have all the Deed of Gift's rules gone!?

At 1:38 AM, Blogger cq70 said...

The NY Court system, like most courts, has three levels. The lowest level (trial) is the Supreme Court, where SNG lost. They appealed to the intermediate level court (Appellate Division) and won, and now GGYC is appealing to the third and highest level, the Court of Appeals. How's that incompatible with the DOG?

At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BMW racing belive it has better lawyers than sailors and designers otherwhise they would aproach the win of the AC in a differnt manner. SAILING. It is sad that such a team dont have enought selfconfidence to face the rest of the challengers on the water. Lots of highly payed hotshots but... worried to go sailing. For a long time the US had the advantage that all the boats had to cross the atlantic to challenge the cup this was a huge advantage, and no one complained and tryed to overcome this disadvantage. maybe BMWR could do the same

At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go GGYC! Thank you for calling Alinghi on its attempt to hijack what was formerly the fairest sailing event in the world. I'm sure the wiser heads at the Court of Appeals will see the light, pronounce GGYC the challenger of record once and for all, and we'll see the racing return in a format that does not unfairly disadvantage all challengers, as Alinghi attempted to do. It may be hard to love Ellison, but I love what he's doing to protect the cup!

At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fairest sailing event? check it s history, mate! alinghi is full in line with what all winners of this cup did before. even team new zealand seized the opportunities and... lost even then. what the f... is BMWO s problem. be a challenger or leave it. there are others who want to play. the reason shouldn t be lack of money... but "cojones"?


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