The long awaited "protocol" press conference left more questions
than answers and the Spanish conference was information short as well.
The anticipated venue announcement fizzled out when the ball has been
put back into local the Spanish politicians court. Alinghi wants to stop
the continued expansion of the container ship zone on the South side of
the America’s Cup port, to make the harbor more beautiful. It was mentioned
that Berterelli had bought a great deal of land in Sagunto, a container
ship facility up the road which would be suitable. An "elimination
series" or qualifying regattas to weed out the smaller teams is to
be put in place but using the existing America’s Cup Class.