Statement from Tom Ehman, spokesman of Golden Gate Yacht Club
[Source: BMW Oracle] Golden Gate Yacht Club and BMW ORACLE Racing must remain vigilant to ensure that the rules and the running of the 33rd America’s Cup are fair and consistent with the Deed of Gift. It is because of our vigilance that we — and not a make-believe yacht club — are now the Challenger of Record.
There continue to be serious issues with the way Société Nautique de Genève is conducting their stewardship as Trustee of the oldest trophy in sports, and the way Alinghi have mounted their defense of the America’s Cup — from Day 1 when they tried to issue rules that were widely condemned as 'the worst ... in the history of the America’s Cup' to their recent issuance of measurement regulations that would disqualify our boat if left to stand.
That is why attorney David Boies and his firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP have joined with our current legal team — to protect our competitive interests, the interests of sailing, and of the Cup itself. BSF’s reputation, legal acumen and track record are exemplary.
We remain excited about sailing for the 33rd America’s Cup in February 2010. We want this to be the greatest event ever in the history of sailing, and are continuing our preparations to make this happen — even as we continue our fight for fair rules.