No Decision

Anyone still holding their breath can stop now… there was no decision in the New York State Supreme Court of Justice Cahn on the case that Oracle and the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC), have brought case against Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) and Alinghi. The hope is that a decision will be handed down in days or weeks rather than months, and you can read Cory Friedman’s excellent coverage for the online Scuttlebutt magazine right here.

Bob Fisher was in attendance for Sail-World, and his report is here, with John Rousmaniere also describing events for Scuttlebutt. While both GGYC and SNG delivered short press releases, expressing their satisfaction with events to date – one of them is misguided in that belief…

GGYC have also posted the original July letter from seven previous Cup challengers, protesting the Protocol. It makes interesting reading. And the mighty Valencia Sailing blogspot has come up with TVNZ's report on the court case, which includes footage from the court room of all the players - so if you want to put faces to names, that's the link to click on. The same site also has an interview with Hamish Ross, Alinghi's General Counsel.

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