Statement from Alinghi skipper Brad Butterworth following the latest BMW Oracle legal actions,
[Source: Alinghi] Statement from Alinghi skipper and four-time America's Cup winner, Brad Butterworth, following the latest BMW Oracle legal actions: "The pending court case is the fourth time BMW Oracle Racing has chosen to go to court rather than meet us on the water and race for the 33rd America's Cup. If you read the letters of the 2 December 1987 and the 26 May 2009 from the respective Defenders to their Challengers you will see similarities because the template of the 1987 letter was used by the SNG to avoid doubt, particularly as the author of said letter to the Mercury Bay Yacht Club was Tom Ehman, who now represents BMW Oracle. We are complying with the Deed of Gift in everything we do. Let's not forget that the Deed gives the Defender of the America's Cup some legitmate rights. Instead of diverting attention with groundless litigation, BMW Oracle should provide their yacht's Custom House Registry as soon as possible, as required by Deed and Court."