harold bennett fired?
We don’t know all the details, but we hear that Bennett, the Regatta Director and Principal Race Officer for the 33rd America’s Cup, and his operations director, Niccolo Porzio, were both fired by SNG today and told not to return. They were due to stay on through April to file their reports, sell the boats and do other wrapping up chores.
Update: So while two sources confirmed that the above was true, we asked Harold Bennett if he had indeed been fired and here is his response:
Not true just looking at first available flights home. I am not hired by SNG my contract is with ISAF and my job is done.
So, is he simply telling the truth, rendering the story about his firing false, or is there more to the story? Signed agreements in order to get paid? Nondisclosure? We don’t know. Maybe there is nothing to it at all, but it all seems a bit suspect…