No decision on Construction-in-Country issue before the match
We are just back from a photo call and brief declarations Ernesto Bertarelli, Alinghi owner, and Rita Barberá, Valencia mayor, made in the Alinghi base at 6pm, Valencia Time.
It was scheduled to be a "family" photo in front of the America's Cup, freshly arrived from Geneva. Nevertheless, THE news came after the photo call when Ernesto Bertarelli talked to the dozens of journalists. Well, according to Bertarelli, Justice Kornreich had held a telephone conference with the two parties shortly before Alinghi's event where she instructed them that no decision would be taken before the races took place.
Alinghi's owner didn't go into the details of the telephone conference with the NY Judge but stated that "GGYC's legal attempt to prohibit Alinghi from sailing with its sails has failed." As a result, Alinghi will be on the starting line on the 8th of February with their current 3DL sails.
We will have further news later on and, of course, the official press releases from the two teams.
Ernesto Bertarelli talks to the Spanish media. Valencia, 29 January 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing