sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup: The Italian quandary
America's Cup: The Italian quandary


'Mr Bertelli speaks to the press at the ACWS in Naples Italy'    Linda Wright©    Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa, the Italian challenger from the Circolo della Vela Sicilia, did not race against Emirates Team New Zealand on the opening day of the Louis Vuitton Cup on the express orders of the team’s principal, Patrizio Bertelli.

This, he explained, was no sudden reaction but a carefully calculated matter. 'We wished to press our point,' Signor Bertelli explained, 'we had filed a protest and we did not wish to affect the thinking of the International Jury.'

He went on that the action of the Luna Rossa team had been carefully considered at all levels and was not a sharp reaction to the Race Director’s edict on the Safety Recommendations, it was that the team wanted to hear the Jury’s decision before going ahead on the water. 'We want to be sure that we are 101% right,' said the team’s principal.

'We want to sail,' he said, 'and we want to sail full course races because we believe that is the best practice for the team. Training is essential and racing over the course is the best possible training we can have.' He was echoing the thoughts of Team Coach, Steve Erickson and Skipper, Max Sirena, who both agreed with the decision not to race on Sunday.

The delay, which has seemed interminable, to decide who is right and who has the rights, has been delayed until 1100 PST Thursday.


by Bob Fisher

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111821

7:47 AM Thu 11 Jul 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup

Related News Stories:

11 Jul 2013  America's Cup: Dean Barker reflects on Race 2, Louis Vuitton Cup
10 Jul 2013  America's Cup: Aerial Images of the Day - Louis Vuitton Day 2
10 Jul 2013  America's Cup: Artemis Racing emerges from the shed - First images
10 Jul 2013  America's Cup: Behind the scenes at Artemis Racing - Video and images
10 Jul 2013  America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ on fire in Louis Vuitton Cup
10 Jul 2013  America's Cup: Luna Rossa and Oracle Team USA - Close Call + Video
10 Jul 2013  America's Cup: A Scorcher in the fog - Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 2
10 Jul 2013  America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup Day 2, Another day, Another record
10 Jul 2013  America's Cup: Images from the Bay - Day 2 Louis Vuitton Cup
10 Jul 2013  America's Cup: Images from the Bay - Louis Vuitton Cup, Day 2
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





























Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,


















Team GBR on the Road to Rio (Part One) by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,




















Sailing World Cup Hyeres- Top sailors to face off as Gold Fleet Racing
Anti-boating legislation debated in Florida House
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Laser images by Franck Socha
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Nacra 17 images by Franck Socha
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Mitakis lead reduced on day 2
Will late spring thaw spell trouble for boaters?
Byte CII Worlds and YOG Continental Qualifier at Riva del Garda
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Battle continues for U.S. sailors
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Qualification stage comes to a close
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 images by Franck Socha
ISAF SWC Hyeres - Nacra Silver medal debutantes continue to improve
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Cheers on the dock
Spindrift 2 criss-crosses the Bay of Biscay
45th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's record circumnavigation
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Sailors tweet about opening day
49er Blog: Glorious racing to kick start Hyeres World Cup
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Continuous close racing
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Fluttering flags whet sailors appetite
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 4 images by Jude Robertson
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Day 1
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Nacra 17 images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Laser images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Ioannis Mitakis leads Finns after day 1   
RC44 Cascais Cup - Fresh faces join the line-up   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Excellent racing on opening day   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Images by Yvan Zedda and Franck Socha   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 images by Franck Socha   
Hyeres World Cup: Kiwis lead but Outteridge Jensen back in 49er fray   
Belcher and Ryan lead from the start in Hyeres   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Race day 1 ready for lift off   
Clipper Round the World Race 11 - Tense match downwind racing on Day 2   
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Day 3 an absolute gem   
Quantum Key West 2015 dates confirmed   
Flying Tigers 'Psych' - on Lake Lanier they pronounce it Zhik   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Anticipation intensifies as start nears   
Clipper Round the World Race - Race 11 start images by Chuck Lantz   
27th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 - Big breeze on the butterfly   
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Pryde and Joy for Hi Fi   
Clipper Round The World Race - A flying start on Day 1 of Race 11   
Cammas on Caudrelier – different styles, same objective   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US