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Cup challenger hopes to sort out sails issue

Cup challenger hopes to sort out sails issue

America's Cup challenger BMW Oracle Racing says defender Alinghi of Switzerland is willing to meet to discuss the Americans' contentions that the Swiss are planning to use illegal sails when the bitter rivals face off in February in Spain.
BMW Oracle Racing said last week that the Swiss have been using sails built at North Sails in Minden, Nevada, while testing their giant catamaran, Alinghi 5.
The Americans say that's a violation of the 19th century Deed of Gift, which requires the yachts to be built in the country of the yacht club they represent.
BMW Oracle Racing says the sails issue is the most obvious of a handful of violations of the constructed-in-country clause.
There was no indication when the two sides will meet.


Updated : 2021-08-04 23:45 GMT+08:00