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Coutts tells Kiwis to skip America's Cup meeting

Coutts tells Kiwis to skip meeting called to try to get America's Cup back on course

Coutts tells Kiwis to skip America's Cup meeting

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- After a week of bruising publicity, four teams expected to challenge for the America's Cup will meet with representatives of defending champion Oracle Team USA in London on Tuesday to discuss details of the next regatta.

Emirates Team New Zealand won't be attending, just as it didn't join in a statement Friday expressing support for the event.

Russell Coutts, CEO of Oracle Team USA, says the America's Cup Event Authority is working with the teams "to further define an event based on the published protocol."

Coutts says when he heard from another team that the Kiwis didn't want to want to proceed on that basis, "I rang them up and said, 'It's best that you not come.'"

Teams from Britain, Italy, Sweden and France will attend.

Updated : 2021-05-13 11:14 GMT+08:00