In SNG Vice Commodore Fred Meyer’s “Open Letter” he claims that:
Launching the race in improper conditions resulted in (i) Alinghi being penalised
before the start because it was disturbed by spectator vessels while making its way
toward the starting line (ii) the Race Committee boat starboard lay line being
impracticable for both racing yachts because of the presence of spectator vessels on
the lay line.
Want to try again, Fred?