While wondering how many more ways the debacle known as the America’s Cup can go wrong, we found another one today!
With the four teams unable to reach an agreement while working with two mediators over a couple of thorny issues, Emirates Team New Zealand was preparing to file a protest to the five-member America’s Cup jury. Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton said he will file for a jury verdict. A Luna Rossa spokesman, Francesco Longanesi-Cattani, said his team would file a protest, too. “What’s happening is just short of a scandal,” Longanesi-Cattani said.
The jury, however, won’t arrive until Wednesday, just four days before the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger round-robin begins July 7. According to Dalton, regatta director Iain Murray has overstepped his bounds in implementing rules changes as part of his 37 safety recommendations following the fatal capsize by Artemis Racing on May 9. More at SFGate.com.