SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Sailing's international governing body has rejected a former sailing official's complaint of gross misconduct filed against the America's Cup jury that handed down the harshest penalty in the history of sailing's marquee regatta.
In a statement posted on its web site on Monday, the International Sailing Federation says it reviewed the complaints by Paul Henderson of Toronto and "considers there is no case to answer." Henderson has the right to appeal, ISAF said.
Henderson is a former ISAF president and a former member of the International Olympic Committee.
He filed complaints in January contending the five-member jury failed to provide a fair hearing to sailors from Oracle Team USA while investigating the biggest cheating scandal in America's Cup history.
Messages were left seeking comment from Henderson.