SNG and Ras Al Khaimah file papers against GGYC venue challenge
[Source: Alinghi] The defending yacht club has filed its opposition brief regarding BMW Oracle's latest legal challenge (the seventh from the American team; this time against the venue). The papers state the absolute legitimacy for Ras Al Khaimah to be the venue as per the Order and Judgement of 7 April 2009 ("[...] the location of the match shall be Valencia or any other location selected by SNG [...]"). The papers also demonstrate the capacity of the Emirate to host the 33rd America’s Cup in terms of infrastructure and security.
In addition to the Société Nautique de Genève papers, the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven that form the United Arab Emirates, submitted an amicus brief informing the Court of the safety and suitability of Ras Al Khaimah to host the 33rd America's Cup in February 2010. The Emirate was surprised and offended by Golden Gate Yacht Club and BMW Oracle’s statements as there is absolutely no basis for the assertion that RAK is an unsafe or otherwise unfit venue for the America's Cup.