Support for CNEV
China Team sees no irregularities, nor does Royal Valencia Yacht Club
president, in the formation of a Yacht Club to challenge for the 33rd
Cup on behalf of Desafio Espanol. Ivo Marconi, speaking for the poorest
team in the 32nd America’s Cup, China Team, says that, if his memory
serves him correctly, a club was created to allow a Challenge to take
place back in the ’80s. He also says that he does not believe that the
new protocol is designed to favour Alinghi, adding that he isn’t qualified
to judge every point, but cannot see any hidden agenda.
Marconi is correct to say that this is not the first time that a challenger
has been represented by a Club that did not meet the requirements, according
to the precise wording, nor indeed the intention, of the Deed of Gift.