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