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From the Alinghi POV. Funny, we don’t remember this perspective from them earlier…

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From
the Alinghi POV. Funny, we don’t remember this perspective from them earlier…

“Let’s
settle this on the water,” said Alinghi boss Ernesto Bertarelli.
In response to New York Supreme Court Justice Herman Cahn’s order
today designating Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) as America’s Cup
Challenger of Record replacing Club Náutico Español de Vela
(CNEV), lead counsel for the defending yacht club, Société
Nautique de Genève (SNG), Lucien Masmejan, issued the following
statement:

“Following
today’s court order, Larry Ellison has eliminated the competition
and gained access to the America’s Cup Match, a feat BMW Oracle Racing
has never been able to achieve on the water. While we are disappointed
with the outcome of this court order and believe that the matter of GGYC’s
certificate of challenge wasn’t properly addressed, we have decided
not to appeal the decision and we look forward to getting the fight back
on the water and meeting BMW Oracle Racing on the start line of a Deed
of Gift Match in July 2009,” Masmejan said.

Should
Alinghi win the Deed of Gift Match, the Defender is committed to getting
the America’s Cup back on track for a world class multi-challenge
event in 2011 in Valencia, Spain. “The challengers can be assured
that the 34th America’s Cup will be run with the same vision and
commitment for a premiere multi-challenge sailing event that they supported
in Valencia in 2007,” Masmejan concluded
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