AC But Why?


But Why?

We know that most of you get pissed off when we run these
AC articles by Sebastien Destremau, And we do too. We rarely ever agree
with his perspective, but we run them to, in the words of Scott Farrell,
"Shake it up." When we get the other side, we run that too.
See "Here’s Why".

The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court did obliterate
nearly twelve months of disruption to the world’s premier sailing
event The Americas Cup. It has ruled in favor of the Société
Nautique de Genève (SNG) declaring Club Náutico Español
de Vela (CNEV) the rightful Challenger of Record for the 33rd America’s
Cup last Tuesday.

At last, the World thought the America’s Cup was back on track as a
panel of five judges, split three to two overturned a previous decision
which had granted Larry Ellison’s GGYC/ BMW Oracle the sole right to
challenge the Swiss holder Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi. This latest
decision did pretty well wipe all that has occurred over the past 12
months between SNG/Alinghi and GGYC/BMW Oracle and effectively hit System
Reset on the 33rd America’s Cup. New York attorney Barry Ostrager,
the lead counsel for SNG/Alinghi, in an interview conducted by www.bymnews.com
stated: “I don’t think the sailing community would look
favorably on any further litigation initiated by GGYC that would further
protract the timetable for the next America’s Cup.”