Originally Posted by PCP
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?
You do not understand a lot of things.
The Coast Guard does not care about the NZ boat. If all parties do not agree to the what the CG wants, they will not issue a permit to race in the SF Bay. They cup boats might be able to go outside the 12 mile limit and race, but the US CG may still have jurisdiction to stop even that race as they are responsible for any needed rescue.
"Producing and implementing the safety plan is within the scope of the America's Cup, as the sponsoring organization for this summer's racing," said Stephen Barclay, the CEO of the America's Cup.
"This America's Cup safety plan is a necessary component of the permit application submitted to the Coast Guard for their consideration."