Thursday, November 29, 2007

What Brad thinks

This story hasn't been published in all the usual places. At America's Cup View, we don't normally do links to news, but since nobody else has, check this out.

Brad is very depressed.

Obviously, one, he's saddened by the ruling. Two, probably, by the fact that work on his new home on the Hauraki Gulf, in Auckland, New Zealand, has been halted for bizarre, bureaucratic reasons.

Nevertheless, Brad is grumpy about Judge Cahn's decision.

Interestingly, Alinghi posted it as a feature, not as a media release, probably why Valencia Sailing, Sail-World and Scuttlebutt aren't touching it.

Be my guest:

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

America's Cup wins!

Congratulations to Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco (GGYC) on their successful defense of the letter and spirit of the Deed of Gift in the New York Supreme Court.

Best wishes to Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), trusting in their good faith, fairness and sportsmanship in completing negotiations for a new protocol for America's Cup 33, defining and describing a monohull competition among many nations.

A request to Louis Vuitton to return to AC33 to enhance the prestige of the event and continue one of the greatest sponsorships in the history of sports.

A prayer for the safe design and construction of magnificent AC90 boats which will take the excitement and competitiveness of America's Cup racing to an entirely new level, never before experienced, attracting sailors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world.

A desire for litigation to cease, discussions to ensue, and a timetable established for AC33 to be completed in the Summer of 2009.

Finally, a plea for forebearance from GGYC, should that be needed, and acceptance, should that be needed, from SNG.