Originally Posted by casey1999
We have the US Coast Guard:
Committee recommends safety measures for America's Cup
The new recommendations are not binding until the Coast Guard gives its stamp of approval. Only it has the authority to issue a marine permit for the series of races to take place this summer on San Francisco Bay.
You seem not to understand. The protocol has precedence over anything. The protocol are the rules for this AC edition and was published on September 2010 and cannot be changed in the middle unless all agree with that.
As I said they can modify the boats to be safer. NZ guys says that theirs was designed for the protocol conditions and it is safe with those conditions.
It would be a new one, I mean a coast guard to interfere and eventually favor some concurrent over others. The boats have to be safe and that's all the coast guard can demand. If a boat was sailed and tested for months without a single accident with conditions similar to the one the protocol how can the Coast guard say it is unsafe?