Sunday, December 21, 2008

Amended Protocol of the 33rd America's Cup

[Source: America's Cup Management] Following discussions and agreements between the Defender, the Challenger of Record and the entered challengers in recent Competitor Meetings in Geneva, an amended version of the 33rd America's Cup Protocol has been published today.

ACM has published two different documents. The first one is the final, clean version of the Protocol while the second one contains comments on the amendments and modifications made.

Related PDF documents- Protocol of the 33rd America's Cup

- Commented Version of the Protocol of the 33rd America's Cup

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26 Comments:

At 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The next AC will be just as great as the last one. And best part of it that it will be without the complainer team BOR who were trying to steal the cup in the court room. While BOR has been trying to block the event all the rest of the world sat down and worked out the protocol. Now, lets see: about what could BOR complain next? I am sure they will find another complaint; they are like kindergarten bullies angry because nobody wants to play with them.

Take a hike, BOR, we hope you don't come back any time soon. Your ridiculous actions have cost many sailors their professional lives. BOR has done irreversible damage to the US Sailor.

 
At 3:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The challengers worked with Allinghi, and all together developed the new protocol. A protocol that will save over 50% of their budgets. That is true success, and shows that teams can work out their differences without resorting to court actions.

 
At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the AC teams, work well done. All AC fans worldwide are happy to get back on the water!

 
At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, will BOR again be complaining about this protocol, one that all the teams in the world agreed on? Probably! But, the good news is that BOR (the American team of complainers and self proclaimed sheriff of the AC) will not be in the next AC.

Now, that is truly good news!

 
At 4:56 PM, Anonymous WetHog said...

The AC33 protocol mentions allowing for an equitable amount of teams from all nations, but there are 6 teams from Italy and zero from America. A lone American Challenge (Anarchy Challenge), although last minute but as legit as a number of teams on the Challenger list, was denied entry even though other teams whose credibility is in question were given extensions. Sure seems to give credibility to some of BMWO's arguments. But after reading the 4 previous comments above it would seem America is not wanted in the AMERICA's Cup.

Maybe the AC should be renamed the "Euro Trash Cup".

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As somebody who got unemployed in the summer of 2007 by the way the AC is going, follower of the Cup since the 80s, and not affiliated with BMWO, I cannot wait until February when I hope the judges will give BMWO the right to be the Challenger of Record again.

 
At 5:19 PM, Anonymous HHN92 said...

This protocol has been negotiated by teams that are either not DoG legal or are in need of a payday.
When GGYC gets a judgement from the NYSC of Appeals we'll see who has the best interests of the challengers at heart;
The defender who will not negotiate a proper MC event with GGYC, or the proper challenger who will offer a MC match but be shunned for the 1 on 1 DoG match.
The DoG must prevail no matter what. It is what George Schuyler intended when he wrote it.
How many of you happy poodles even know who he is?

 
At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, well what do we have here but the 1st 4 comments from folks that have never read a AC Protocol in their life. Maybe you should try reading the Protocol's of pass AC's to see why so many AC traditionalist are upset about. Add to that the total lack of understanding of SNG as a Trustee of The Cup no wonder things are in NYSC. Don't be surprised if SNG is hauled in NYSC for failing their duties as a Trustee of The Cup.

I doubt if you would understand as you are too focused on making a living from The Cup. Oh, sorry The Cup is a Challenge Cup & is not the F1 circuit of sailing. It's an event that comes & goes, moves around the world from place to place. So 1st 4 & Valencia don't get too cozy w/ The Cup as it will being moving someday soon. It might even be moved without a race as you see The Cup is a trust protected by NYSC law.

 
At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This latest version is just more proof that CNEV needs to be put to the test in court. Bertarelli is running roughshod over a charitable trust for his own gain. That kind of behavior needs to be be declared illegal.

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

Someone said that the 1st version of the 33rd protocol, issued in July 2007 was the worst ever.

I hope he'll read this ammended version. This is the most fair text ever.

Now: Let them race!

And let's hope that the 19 entered teams will allow BMWOR in the series after they'll loose the court case. ETNZ, Luna Rossa and maybe others will beat them anyway...

 
At 6:48 PM, Blogger Peter Huston said...

To the poster who leaves 4 comments in 6 minutes - nice try.

Anything to make a buck, or Euro, huh....

Nice sense of honor and integrity you have, or rather, lack thereof.

 
At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too have no affliation with BOR and too have been forced to seek employment elsewhere due to the ride the Cup has taken. I’m going to be very disappointed if BOR loose in the courts and their right to be COR.

 
At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly some of you have not read the same protocol "revisions" as the rest of us in the sane world. Ernesto has simply shuffled the words around my friends. The ONLY challenger who has basically any say whatsoever in what happens in this rediculous circus of an "America's Cup" event is the COR, CNEV. And we all know that CNEV for all intents and purposes is no more independent to Alinghi than ACM is. All POWERS are left in the hands of ACM, Alinghi, SNG, and CNEV. ALL 100% controled by Ernesto Berterelli. And Even though Alinghi has been desperate to sign up every Tom, Dick, and Harry out there, they have,so far, refused the lone fully qualified American entry, Sailing Anarchy Challenge (SAYC).
If GGYC does not prevail this spring in the appeals court of NY, god help us.

Sparbuilder

 
At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly, some of you have not read the same protocol "revisions" as the rest of us in the sane world. Under both the old and the new protocol, 100% of the power is controled by a mixture of SNG, Alinghi, ACM, and CNEV. Anyone who questions whether any of these entities is totally under Ernesto Berterelli's control should have their heads examined. It doesn't matter how you mix up the duties of those entities in the protocol, they are all controled by that same person, EB! Nothing has changed, including EB's right to change any rule at any time, whenever he wants. It's rediculous, and a slap in the face to the AC community. If BMWO does not prevail this spring, god help us.

Sparbuilder

 
At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The protocol is a horrendous now as it was last year. Unbelievable. Ernesto Berterelli has some nerve to insult the sailing world like this.

 
At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems that BOR will not be part of the next AC. Of course the sore losers that they are they will try to find other "problems" of the free sailing world that they can fight over.

In the meantime the AC lives, goes on, albeit without a credible American representation, and that's too bad.

BOR has put themselves and US Sailing in a very tight corner.

 
At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This newly revised protocol is th best protocol in the history of the AC, in fact a lot fairer then any of them before, including the protocols under US regime.

 
At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too was forced out of work after the Cup hit a rough patch, I cant wait till the court hands down a ruling in favor of Alinghi. BMWO are not welcome any longer, they need to take the losses on the water and their egos home and stay there.

 
At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As somebody who got unemployed in the summer of 2007 by the way the AC is going, follower of the Cup since the 80s, and not affiliated with Alinghi, I cannot wait until February when I hope the judges will rule BMWO out.
If it wasn't for them, by now we would have had a couple of acts on V5s, some AC90's would be on their trials and next year we'd be racing them...
The only reason that we're out of our jobs is because BOR started this selfish case. Keep them out!

 
At 12:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Without a COR that is willing and capable to stand on their two feet and actually act in the best interests of the other challengers to promote a fair competition, this event is a farce. CNEV, the current COR, hasn't even made a public statement for nearly a year. I guess all four members of CNEV are busy doing more important things.

 
At 12:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Mills touted how much progress everyone made in the protocol discussions ?

What a joke.

How about the defender being able to race multiple boats and participate in the challenger series while challengers are limited to one boat ?

And to those stating BOR is out, I'm not sure the NYSC has allowed you to speak on their behalf.

It could well be that CNEV, the 33rd protocol and the spineless challengers are the ones out.

 
At 5:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of the teams have made public statements! Statements that were very clear and load and addressed to BOR: stop the nonsense, and quit holding up the AC for your selfish interest.

The teams have all worked out the new protocol. The only team that has been blocking this effort was BOR. They will be watching the next AC on cable TV.

 
At 6:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

somebody who got unemployed in the summer - you should go talk to EB as his ACM is the one who pulled the plug on the AC. As ACM, Alinghi & poodles are doing now the could have done when GGYC 1st issued papers. EB just used GGYC as an excuse no to hole the AC.

Btw The Cup is a Challenge Cup & it will never offer the Pro sailors year in year out employed. Whoever wins The Cup moves it somewhere else as that is part of the Deed.

Like decades before sailors go into the AC knowing full well it could be a short gig. To tell yourself an different is you own doing.

 
At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Claudio M. said...

"Unfair Protocol, unfair protocol, unfair protocol!"... that's all I hear from BMW ORACLE.
What about pointing out what is exactly wrong with this new protocol?
... or perhaps it's just a pose!
Many AC fans think that this has been their only strategy from the very beginning. Complaining and complaining with one only idea in mind: get a place in the final without fighting it in the water.
I'm so disappointed that Russell Coutts is behind that pathetic behaviour.

 
At 4:07 AM, Anonymous WetHog said...

The folk that created CNEV were able to perform their own "legal adjustment". Why can't BMWO do their own? Fair is fair right?

And I am so sick of the "Can't win on the water" argument. It cannot be refuted that those CURRENTLY on BMWO's sailing team have won more "on the water" than any other team currently signed up as a Challenger for AC33. So the "Can't win on the water" argument is as worthless as the paper the AC33 protocol is written on.

 
At 4:17 AM, Anonymous Norberto said...

Great Post, that's right: the BOR team complains about a protocol that they had not seen until a few days ago. Yet they don't participate in the process of creating it.

Little children having a tantrum. Go to your corner, and be quiet .....

 

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