Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 23 verdict

The day was April 23, 2009. The setting was Société Nautique de Genève in Cologny, Switzerland.

A meeting would take place today. The meeting would discuss the future of the 33rd America’s Cup. The meeting would be between representatives for the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) and the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC).

Here comes the GGYC contingent.

Representing the Challenger of Record BMW Oracle Racing team for GGYC would be (from left) Manolo Ruiz de Elvira (BOR design team), Melinda Erkelens (GGYC Board member & BOR General Counsel), and Richard Slater (BOR Racing Rules Advisor).

Representing the defending Swiss Alinghi team for SNG would be (from left) Lucien Masmejan (Alinghi General Counsel), Fred Meyer (SNG Commodore), and Brad Butterworth (Alinghi skipper).

Here are the two groups getting ready to meet.

Here is the SNG group after the meeting.

The Deed of Gift match is on.

Click here for the SNG statement.

Click here for the GGYC statement.

Photos by Carlo Borlenghi

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At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see the REAL America's Cup teams in action!

The sailors are just an afterthought.

At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good job guys, we all appreciate your business "results"

At 6:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it time to take the AC control away from these clowns and pass it to those who have demonstrated their respect for the cup and its traditions - the 5 clubs who have won it over the 150? years?

At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It apears that SNG does not respect the NY Courts decision.

Does SNG refusal to meet the NY Courts Order to sail in Feb 2010, mean that SNG defaults and the GGYC is declared the winner and host to the next Amereica's Cup on San Francisco Bay?

At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the clubs cannot mutually agree and BMW-Oracle insists on a February date, they could force the race to be held in the Southern Hemisphere according to the Deed of Gift.

At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you live up a mountain hundreds of miles from the sea and you have no extradition treaty with the USA you feel fairly invulnerable-right? The next defender will probably defend a replica. Tell you what here is a hundred guineas and we start again with sportsmen not courtsmen.


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