International Jury appointed for the 34th America’s Cup

Posted on 29 October 2010 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: America’s Cup Race Management] America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM), the independent race organizer for the 34th America’s Cup, welcomed the appointment today of the International Jury by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

The International Jury Chairman is David Tillett (AUS). Jury members: Bryan Willis (GBR), Graham McKenzie (NZL), John Doerr (GBR) and Josje Hofland (NED).

This is the Jury that presided over the 33rd America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain earlier this year. The appointments were made by ISAF in consultation with ACRM.

The Protocol governing the 34th America’s Cup specifies that the Jury will handle all disputes that may arise in this Cup cycle, including the World Series events starting in 2011 and concluding with the America’s Cup Match in 2013.

“This Jury represents depth of experience and a track record for a fair interpretation of the rules,“ said Regatta Director Iain Murray. “We thank ISAF for their support in appointing this world-class Jury that will independently arbitrate the 34th America’s Cup.”

6 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Have you noticed how they desperatly need to start every press release insisting on the fact the body is independent.
    Sorry but not enough to repeat it, you have to prove it.

    And yet, nothing has shown any even remote independence from Russell Coutts.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Does anyone give a flying one anymore?

    I have less interest in this cup than i did during its dark days of courtroom bullshit in the last one.

    Can't we have more Volvo news?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    12:38 AM anon,

    if you have no interest why don't you stop polluting this thread with information no one really has any interest in?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    9:22 PM Anon,

    would be interesting to learn how you would define an independent jury and who you would suggest as jury members in accordance with your own standards…
    I can not really see what is wrong with the assigned jury members and unfortunately you made no effort whatsoever to explain why you think the jury is not independent.
    FACTS PLEASE!!!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    6:23pm
    I never said the jusry was not independant.
    They start the release with :

    "America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM), the independent race organizer for the 34th America’s Cup, welcomed…"

    I say ACRM and ACEA are far from being independent.

    Jury is actually fine. Same old boys. (and one lady sorry)

  6. Anonymous Says:

    8:14 PM anon
    nice to read that you actually acknowledge the jury as "fine"

    However, I can not really see what is wrong with the protocol (and hence ACRM and ACEA) and unfortunately you made no effort whatsoever to explain why you think ACRM and ACEA is not independent.
    FACTS PLEASE!!! And a reference to the respective sections in the protocol.





 

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