More unauthorized modifications on Oracle Team USA AC45 yachts?

Posted on 25 August 2013 by Valencia Sailing

A new report by the America’s Cup Measurement Committee made public on Saturday, August 24th suggests that Oracle Team USA might have made additional unauthorized modifications to the ones previously reported. Until yesterday, it was believed that the only unauthorized modification of Oracle Team USA AC45 yachts (including the AC45 Yacht that Oracle Team USA was contracted to repair and maintain), was the additionof weight to king posts and/or forward king posts, in contravention of the AC45 Class Rule.

However, a report from the Measurement Committee issued on August 24th refers to the different lengths of such king posts and the depth of engagement of the spigots of the upper main king post fittings on Oracle Team AC45 boats 4 and 5. These new allegations will now be included in the hearing on August 29th that will determine whether Oracle Team USA breached the America’s Cup Protocol.

Measurement Committee Additional Report / August 24th

Measurement Committee Additional Report / August 24th

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