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Salvatore Sarno: I welcome this week’s NY Court of Appeals ruling.

Posted on 04 April 2009 by Valencia Sailing

STATEMENT BY CAPTAIN SALVATORE SARNO
Founder and Managing director of Team Shosholoza
South African America’s Cup Challenger

In response to Thursday’s ruling by the New York Supreme Court of Appeals.

“I welcome this week’s New York Court of Appeals ruling. I am really glad that finally, after almost two years of waiting, there is a decision.

“I think that it is the right verdict and that Alinghi and America’s Cup Management (ACM) made a mistake in accepting the challenge for the 33rd America’s Cup from Spain’s Club Nautico Espanol De Vela.

“Now at last we can move forward, although in my opinion it is out of the question that a multi-challenge America’s Cup can be held in 2010 or even 2011. In fact I don’t think it could be before 2012. We are experiencing the worst economic crisis in a century. We need time to come out of this and time to allow the world to regain confidence in sports sponsorship.

“Maybe in the meantime we will find a good solution to keep the competition alive but it won’t be the America’s Cup.

“In the meantime I will be giving my full attention to staying in command of my ship in order to ride the rough waters until the economic storm is over. And when the sea is calm again I will be ready to lead Shosholoza to new heights!

“I will be looking forward to that,” said Captain Sarno, who is also the chairman of the South African division of Mediterranean Shipping Company. MSC is the second biggest container shipping company in the world.

8 Comments For This Post

  1. WetHog Says:

    Based on the Captain’s comments in the past this is a very surprising………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….reversal. The good old Captain is a smoothy.

    It would be great if the Captain took a more prominent role as a mediator between the two sides to ensure whats best for the Cup, a multi-challenger event, takes place.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    What a hypocrite the Captain is now.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Salvatore said “we will find a good solution to keep the competition alive”

    ¿WE? ¿WE? Who are you? You sail before never, you know nothing AC live, and nobody knows you.

    The solution is on Alinghi and Oracle, no more stupid comments

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Like a good Italian he is changing sides in the war!!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Whow these are really high level comments – especially anonymous . Yes you are THE AC expert… and for sure you know that the sailors only have to go on the water and race – the only question will be on which boats financed on which funding….
    2010 would be the date only for the rich teams that can afford 150 development guys designing building and testing the new boats…and the rest stays at home. Perhaps some people here should first think and them write..

  6. Norberto Says:

    stfu, sarno.

  7. Norberto the real sailor Says:

    Ah, Sr. Norberto, very eloquent!

  8. Norberto Says:

    i don’t need to be when he is the one saying bullshit.

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Salvatore Sarno: I welcome this week’s NY Court of Appeals ruling.

Posted on 04 April 2009 by Valencia Sailing

STATEMENT BY CAPTAIN SALVATORE SARNO
Founder and Managing director of Team Shosholoza
South African America’s Cup Challenger

In response to Thursday’s ruling by the New York Supreme Court of Appeals.

“I welcome this week’s New York Court of Appeals ruling. I am really glad that finally, after almost two years of waiting, there is a decision.

“I think that it is the right verdict and that Alinghi and America’s Cup Management (ACM) made a mistake in accepting the challenge for the 33rd America’s Cup from Spain’s Club Nautico Espanol De Vela.

“Now at last we can move forward, although in my opinion it is out of the question that a multi-challenge America’s Cup can be held in 2010 or even 2011. In fact I don’t think it could be before 2012. We are experiencing the worst economic crisis in a century. We need time to come out of this and time to allow the world to regain confidence in sports sponsorship.

“Maybe in the meantime we will find a good solution to keep the competition alive but it won’t be the America’s Cup.

“In the meantime I will be giving my full attention to staying in command of my ship in order to ride the rough waters until the economic storm is over. And when the sea is calm again I will be ready to lead Shosholoza to new heights!

“I will be looking forward to that,” said Captain Sarno, who is also the chairman of the South African division of Mediterranean Shipping Company. MSC is the second biggest container shipping company in the world.

16 Comments For This Post

  1. WetHog Says:

    Based on the Captain’s comments in the past this is a very surprising………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….reversal. The good old Captain is a smoothy.

    It would be great if the Captain took a more prominent role as a mediator between the two sides to ensure whats best for the Cup, a multi-challenger event, takes place.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    What a hypocrite the Captain is now.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Salvatore said “we will find a good solution to keep the competition alive”

    ¿WE? ¿WE? Who are you? You sail before never, you know nothing AC live, and nobody knows you.

    The solution is on Alinghi and Oracle, no more stupid comments

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Like a good Italian he is changing sides in the war!!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Whow these are really high level comments – especially anonymous . Yes you are THE AC expert… and for sure you know that the sailors only have to go on the water and race – the only question will be on which boats financed on which funding….
    2010 would be the date only for the rich teams that can afford 150 development guys designing building and testing the new boats…and the rest stays at home. Perhaps some people here should first think and them write..

  6. Norberto Says:

    stfu, sarno.

  7. Norberto the real sailor Says:

    Ah, Sr. Norberto, very eloquent!

  8. Norberto Says:

    i don’t need to be when he is the one saying bullshit.

  9. WetHog Says:

    Based on the Captain’s comments in the past this is a very surprising………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….reversal. The good old Captain is a smoothy.

    It would be great if the Captain took a more prominent role as a mediator between the two sides to ensure whats best for the Cup, a multi-challenger event, takes place.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    What a hypocrite the Captain is now.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Salvatore said “we will find a good solution to keep the competition alive”

    ¿WE? ¿WE? Who are you? You sail before never, you know nothing AC live, and nobody knows you.

    The solution is on Alinghi and Oracle, no more stupid comments

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Like a good Italian he is changing sides in the war!!

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Whow these are really high level comments – especially anonymous . Yes you are THE AC expert… and for sure you know that the sailors only have to go on the water and race – the only question will be on which boats financed on which funding….
    2010 would be the date only for the rich teams that can afford 150 development guys designing building and testing the new boats…and the rest stays at home. Perhaps some people here should first think and them write..

  14. Norberto Says:

    stfu, sarno.

  15. Norberto the real sailor Says:

    Ah, Sr. Norberto, very eloquent!

  16. Norberto Says:

    i don’t need to be when he is the one saying bullshit.

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