Archive | December, 2007

Alinghi’s motion for Reargument/Reconsideration to be heard January 4th

Posted on 31 December 2007 by Valencia Sailing

CORRECTION, 1 January 2008: We would like to apologize for the information provided but we have to rectify and state that there will be NO oral argument before Justice Cahn this Friday. In fact the judge won’t even be personally present in New York. January 4th is the date the clerk distributes the papers (Alinghi’s and BMW Oracle’s) regarding Motion 5 presented by Alinghi (Reargument/Reconsideration of the case).

BMW Oracle’s deadline for presenting their reply papers to the motion is tomorrow, 2 January 2008. The next hearing is indeed on the 14th of January, as previously announced.

Being New Year’s eve it was impossible to verify all the facts about the email we received from the NY Supreme Court. The information is correct, our interpretation of it was wrong. It finally seems that you have to be a lawyer in order to follow the 33rd America’s Cup.

It seems the lawyers in New York will not let us celebrate New Year in peace and tranquility. A mere 4 hours before the turn of the year here in Valencia we were informed that Alinghi’s motion for Reargument/Reconsideration of the case will be heard before Justice Cahn, next Friday, January 4th.

Happy new year!!

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Alinghi’s motion for Reargument/Reconsideration to be heard January 4th

Posted on 31 December 2007 by Valencia Sailing

CORRECTION, 1 January 2008: We would like to apologize for the information provided but we have to rectify and state that there will be NO oral argument before Justice Cahn this Friday. In fact the judge won’t even be personally present in New York. January 4th is the date the clerk distributes the papers (Alinghi’s and BMW Oracle’s) regarding Motion 5 presented by Alinghi (Reargument/Reconsideration of the case).

BMW Oracle’s deadline for presenting their reply papers to the motion is tomorrow, 2 January 2008. The next hearing is indeed on the 14th of January, as previously announced.

Being New Year’s eve it was impossible to verify all the facts about the email we received from the NY Supreme Court. The information is correct, our interpretation of it was wrong. It finally seems that you have to be a lawyer in order to follow the 33rd America’s Cup.

It seems the lawyers in New York will not let us celebrate New Year in peace and tranquility. A mere 4 hours before the turn of the year here in Valencia we were informed that Alinghi’s motion for Reargument/Reconsideration of the case will be heard before Justice Cahn, next Friday, January 4th.

Happy new year!!

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Happy new year

Posted on 31 December 2007 by Valencia Sailing

Valencia Sailing wishes all its readers and their families a very happy new year. May 2008 be full of joy and happiness. See you on January 2nd.

Leonor Orphanidis, vice-president of Valencia Sailing, wishes a happy new year and hopes to be able to watch a conventional America’s Cup race before she goes to college

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Happy new year

Posted on 31 December 2007 by Valencia Sailing

Valencia Sailing wishes all its readers and their families a very happy new year. May 2008 be full of joy and happiness. See you on January 2nd.

Leonor Orphanidis, vice-president of Valencia Sailing, wishes a happy new year and hopes to be able to watch a conventional America’s Cup race before she goes to college

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GGYC Now Committed to Deed of Gift Challenge

Posted on 29 December 2007 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Golden Gate Yacht Club] Valencia, Spain – 29 December 2007: The Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) said today it will compete for the next America’s Cup according to the basic rules of the Deed of Gift, and will seek to have an upcoming Court Order confirm the regatta for October 2008.

“It is time to move on and know where we stand,” Russell Coutts, CEO of the club’s BMW ORACLE Racing team, said.

“We had hoped to negotiate a conventional regatta under the Deed’s mutual consent provisions. But the Defender has made it clear to us and the America’s Cup community that they will not negotiate. We are now fully committed to a multihull event in 2008.

“If we are able to win, and Valencia and Spain are supportive, we would return to a conventional America’s Cup regatta in Valencia in 2011 with fair and transparent rules agreed with the challengers by mutual consent,” he said.

On January 14th the New York State Supreme Court will review the Court Order to give effect to its November 27th ruling in favor of the GGYC. The club wants to have the Deed of Gift regatta as soon as possible and has asked the Court to provide for this.

The club has made a number of attempts before and since the Court’s November 27th ruling to negotiate a conventional regatta, but the Defender has declined on each occasion to take up these offers.

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GGYC Now Committed to Deed of Gift Challenge

Posted on 29 December 2007 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Golden Gate Yacht Club] Valencia, Spain – 29 December 2007: The Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) said today it will compete for the next America’s Cup according to the basic rules of the Deed of Gift, and will seek to have an upcoming Court Order confirm the regatta for October 2008.

“It is time to move on and know where we stand,” Russell Coutts, CEO of the club’s BMW ORACLE Racing team, said.

“We had hoped to negotiate a conventional regatta under the Deed’s mutual consent provisions. But the Defender has made it clear to us and the America’s Cup community that they will not negotiate. We are now fully committed to a multihull event in 2008.

“If we are able to win, and Valencia and Spain are supportive, we would return to a conventional America’s Cup regatta in Valencia in 2011 with fair and transparent rules agreed with the challengers by mutual consent,” he said.

On January 14th the New York State Supreme Court will review the Court Order to give effect to its November 27th ruling in favor of the GGYC. The club wants to have the Deed of Gift regatta as soon as possible and has asked the Court to provide for this.

The club has made a number of attempts before and since the Court’s November 27th ruling to negotiate a conventional regatta, but the Defender has declined on each occasion to take up these offers.

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Hugo Boss is back in the Barcelona World Race

Posted on 29 December 2007 by Valencia Sailing

Hugo Boss is back in the race after a very efficient 48 hour pit stop in Wellington. The black boat left the quay 03.15 GMT on Saturday, exactly 48 hours after stopping. Alex Thomson and Andrew Cape were back in the race at 04.45 GMT when she crossed gate 5 again, and is currently 850 miles behind leaders Paprec Virbac 2.

Hugo Boss resumes racing after a 48-hour pit stop. Wellington, 29 December 2007. Photo copyright Chris Cameron

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Hugo Boss is back in the Barcelona World Race

Posted on 29 December 2007 by Valencia Sailing

Hugo Boss is back in the race after a very efficient 48 hour pit stop in Wellington. The black boat left the quay 03.15 GMT on Saturday, exactly 48 hours after stopping. Alex Thomson and Andrew Cape were back in the race at 04.45 GMT when she crossed gate 5 again, and is currently 850 miles behind leaders Paprec Virbac 2.

Hugo Boss resumes racing after a 48-hour pit stop. Wellington, 29 December 2007. Photo copyright Chris Cameron

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