Judge: America's Cup match can't take place in Ras Al Khaimah in February
This is preliminary, raw info as we get it from the NY Court. It seems Justice Kornreich has ruled from the bench that the 33rd America's Cup match CANNOT take place next February in Ras Al Khaimah since the venue doesn't comply with the Deed of Gift, in the sense that a race cannot take place in February in the Northern Hemisphere.
As a result, unless the race is postponed until May, this decision leaves Alinghi with the options of either choosing Valencia or any other venue, complying with the Deed of Gift, in the Southern Hemisphere.
Still, Alinghi can, obviously, appeal Justice Kornreich's decision....
I repeat this information is deemed to be correct but not official. Stay tuned for more info.