Thursday, May 14, 2009

Statement from Société Nautique de Genève

Statement from the America's Cup defending yacht club, Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), after the court hearing today regarding the date of the 33rd America's Cup Match and the pending Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) Custom-House Registry:

“Société Nautique de Genève and Alinghi welcome Justice Shirley Kornreich's decision and confirm that it will be adhered to. The Defender of the 33rd America's Cup also welcomes the clarity that it brings. We now know that the America's Cup Match can take place in the Northern Hemisphere regardless of the date, which Justice Kornreich said can be agreed through mediation. In the event of no agreement being reached, Alinghi, representing the SNG, will race BMW Oracle, representing the Golden Gate Yacht Club, in February 2010. In another important decision, Justice Kornreich ordered the GGYC to stick to the specifications of their Notice of Challenge and instructed the Challenger of Record to provide the Custom-House Registry as soon as possible.”

Note to the Editor: The choice of venue is decided by the Defender of the America's Cup and will be announced six months before the America's Cup Match.

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