On April 2nd, when the New York State Court of Appeals found in favor of BMW Oracle Racing and Golden Gate Yacht Club, in the case they initiated in August 2007 against Alinghi and Societe Nautique De Geneve (SNG), America’s Cup fans worldwide waited with anticipation to hear from the calm voice of reason, from the individuals that would get the event back on its tracks. So far, we have only gotten a little of nothing.
Alinghi said they were ready to get back on the water (duh!). Dethroned Challenger of Record Club Náutico Español de Vela said they were disappointed (double duh!). Mascalzone Latino team Vincenzo Onorato owner came a little stronger, telling Alinghi to now get lost, along with all the teams of “cunning professionals who hypocritically supported him until now.” (and then some of the hypocrites spoke too). However, the one voice we did not hear from was BMW Oracle Racing… until now. Here is their brief statement:
“The Golden Gate Yacht Club and its team, BMW Oracle Racing, remain committed to negotiate with the Defender, Société Nautique de Genève/Alinghi, a conventional mutual consent protocol for the next America's Cup that would involve all teams. This follows the April 2 decision of the New York State Court of Appeals confirming the Golden Gate Yacht Club as the Challenger of Record for the 33rd America's Cup.
“BMW Oracle Racing's owner, Larry Ellison, and the President of Alinghi, Ernesto Bertarelli, have communicated with each other since the court ruling. At this stage the club believes it is best to keep communications between the parties private in the interests of reaching a successful conclusion as quickly as possible.”
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