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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
The rules have changed:

America's Cup News and Information - from

Regatta Director Recommendations
Issued at 1600 May 22, 2013 (PDT) to AC34 Competitors,
Golden Gate Yacht Club, & America’s Cup Event Authority
No they have not. These are only recommendations not an alteration to protocol.

"These recommendations are made by the Regatta Director after the Review
Committee interviewed team personnel from all Competitors, and will be refined as the further work identified above is completed.

(The majority of the Regatta Director recommendations represent a consensus
of the Competitors.
( These recommendations do not alter the responsibilities assumed and allocated by the provisions of the Protocol or any other rules or document referred to in the Protocol.
( Each Competitor is responsible for the method of implementing the

This promises to be hot with only one month to the races. How can recommendations be mandatory or alter protocol?

They say that the the majority of the Regatta Director recommendations represent a consensus of the Competitors. It is needed only one that does not agree with something out of the protocol, including wind limits for that particular recommendation to be void and the protocol to have precedence.

This is going to be interesting to follow

Anyway I think the wind speed alterations is a mistake. They were there from the beginning, the teams had to draw boats that could handle the conditions.

If they can't, well, they have just to modify the boats or the wings.



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