We expect the stooges in the US sailing media to sit on the sidelines and do nothing to support us in our defense of the lawsuit attack brought on by Dan Meyers, ignoring not only the essential issue of free speech, but also failing to defend a fellow publication (albeit one that they have loathed from day one), and in essence, aligning with a man who has proven to be an enemy of their very existence. Stand there and do nothing, sailing media, let him win, and don’t be surprised when you are next.
So it comes as little surprise that the first publication to offer public support comes from Europe. Big thanks to Club Racer for the (Google translated) article below.
In the meantime, we are asking for support from our community. Many of you have stepped up, and we truly need that to continue. For you heavy hitters who see this battle in terms of good v evil, right v wrong, or simply want to help Sailing Anarchy survive, we would ask you to dig deep for a righteous cause. All donations will be accounted for, spent judiciously and can really help us successfully defend this merit-less attack. Click here to contribute. We can’t thank you enough.
Today there was a startling message in our mailbox. Sailing Anarchy fighting for its survival. Daniel Meyers (pictured), boyfriend of Alinghi boss Ernesto Bertarelli since the debacle on movable ballast during the 33rd America’s Cup, is aiming to bring Sailing Anarchy to their financial knees. Club Racer gives vent to this indignation in an open letter to Daniel Meyers.
Dear Sir Meyers,
Fair to say that until recently I did not know who you were. Unfortunately Sailing Anarchy put an end to this naive ignorance. You are, I may say personally and my sense of justice is affected. You are not afraid. The grotesque You seems to think that if you are a multimillionaire, you are exalted above the ludicrous. You are Dan Meyers, the wealthy former CEO of First Marblehead, a company profiteering by offering to students financial support needed after they had exhausted the less expensive resources of the government or outside help. Outside dollars raking less affluent students, while you have a number of other hobbies. Flying in a Gulfstream private jet, for example. Read on.
June 28th, 2013