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LAWYERS,
LAWYERS, LAWYERS, sailing, LAWYERS, LAWYERS


When
Lawyers Attack!

We
hoped that yesterday’s AC hearing would yield something that Cup fans
could get excited about – a date, a venue – anything. Instead, a few thousand
of you watched in real time as both Alinghi and BMW/Oracle repeated the
same arguments in court that their legal and PR teams have been making
for months, and the Judge decided to take his sweet-ass time to issue
a decision on the dates of the 33rd Cup.

We
did learn a few things when we spoke to SNG’s reps Lucien Masmejan and
Paco Latorre in the hallway immediately after the hearing.

"Any
respected builder or designer will tell you that it is a 16-month process
to go from nothing to a race-ready boat of this kind," said Latorre.
Alinghi is "maybe four months" behind Oracle in the design/build
process.