Cup Watch

Every Card a Wild Card

by Sail Staff, Posted September 10, 2008
By Kimball LivingstonLarry Ellison's would-be America's Cup challenger has been launched, and it's a monster—90 feet long and 90 feet wide and rocket-fast as a giant racing trimaran should be—leaving one question, which only a New York court can answer: Is this a bridge to nowhere? Impressive, regardless, and probably a bit scary at times. We

BMW Oracle Appeals Court Ruling

by Sail Staff, Posted August 3, 2008
A terse statement from BMW Oracle Racing announces the expected appeal of last week's court ruling:Valencia, Spain, 1 August 2008: The Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) said today it has lodged an appeal against this week’s decision of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.“We believe the Challenger of Record has to be a real yacht club. It cannot be something

SHOCKER DECISION IN NY COURT

by Sail Staff, Posted July 29, 2008
The New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division ruled 3-2 on Tuesday that Club Nautico Espanol de Vela is the legitimate challenger of record for America's Cup 33. This decision according power to an entity that was gathering dust (did they even bother to pretend to hold an annual regatta this year?) reinstates CNEV's right to negotiate terms of the next competition with the current Cup

Legal Headaches

by Sail Staff, Posted April 15, 2008
Am I the only one who gets a headache when I hear the words “America’s Cup” coupled with the word “court”? I highly doubt it, especially given the massive success that was the 32nd Cup, and the resounding flop that has thus far been the experience of the 33rd Cup’s pre-dance ritual. Today’s head banger is compliments of the Socit Nautique de Genve (SNG) and Alinghi, who proposed

Learning to Fly

by Sail Staff, Posted April 11, 2008
Sailing a multihull is just like sailing a monohull, right? Wrong. If that was the case, there is simply no way that Alinghi would have flipped Foncia, the high-octane ORMA 60 that the team had been using as a training platform for the 33rd America’s Cup, which will be a Deed of Gift Challenge between Golden Gate Yacht Club’s BMW Oracle Racing (BOR) and Societe Nautique

The Inevitable

by Sail Staff, Posted March 27, 2008
On Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Tom Ehman and Russell Coutts from BMW Oracle Racing traveled to Geneva to meet with Alinghi’s lead council Lucien Masmejan and Societe Nautique Geneve's (SNG) Vice Commodore Fred Meyer, with the intention of settling some unresolved details regarding the 33rd America’s Cup, including the “when”. The timeline for when the first starting gun will fire in

Unbending

by Sail Staff, Posted March 26, 2008
BMW Oracle Racing’s Tom Ehman and Russell Coutts traveled to Geneva to meet with Alinghi’s Lucien Masmejan and Societe Nautique Geneve's (SNG) Vice Commodore Fred Meyer today to discuss details for an impending Deed of Gift challenge, which will likely constitute the 33rd America’s Cup. Of prime interest is the discussion of when the event will be held. BMW Oracle Racing’s stance

And The Lineup Is...

by Sail Staff, Posted March 20, 2008
Immediately following on the heels of Justice Herman Cahn’s decision to uphold his November 27, 2007 decision that the Golden Gate Yacht Club shall be the official challenger of record for the 33rd America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing (BOR) announces their star-studded line up. The roster is deep, with talent from many disciplines of high-end sailing. Here’s a look at who will be doing what on

It's ON

by Sail Staff, Posted March 18, 2008
By David Schmidt   Or it’s off, depending on your point of view. Today, Justice Herman Cahn ruled that he is upholding his November 27, 2007 decision that Golden Gate Yacht Club (BMW Oracle Racing - BOR) will be the challenger of record for the 33rd America’s Cup. This means that unless Alinghi tries for more legal action, which they apparently renounce, (and unless Alinghi and BOR can

Poached!

by Sail Staff, Posted March 5, 2008
In high-end sailing as in the business world (really, are the two worlds all that separate in these elite niches?), talent is recognized and rewarded—or the competition buys it up. In this case, the competition isn’t even sure if it's going to get a shot at competing, and the whole great gig known as the America’s Cup hangs in limbo, awaiting word from Justice Kahn as to whether the next Cup will
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