Justice Kornreich issues order
Justice Kornreich issued today her order on the remaining 5 issues (Load water-line measurement, safety of holding race in Valencia in February, date of issue of NoR and other rules, date of appointment of Panel of jurors, and whether the agreement between ISAF and Alinghi provides for an independent and objective Panel of jurors).
After a first browse through her order, the issue of the venue becomes quite clear. According to Justice Kornreich, "both parties agreed that with the proper application of the RRS, races held in Valencia can be safely managed". In addition, the expert panel concurred with that assessment. She then states that Alinghi issued a NoR on November 10th, identifying as the venue of the 33rd America's Cup match Valencia. As a result, according to Justice Kornreich, "this issue is now moot".
So, it's going to be Valencia... unless of course, the Appellate Division overturns her ruling.