QUOTABLE: Changing the rules after the game has started

Published on May 29th, 2013

“It is daunting to arrive at the venue after years of planning to find the ‘goalposts moving’ so late in the (America’s Cup) campaign, long after design decisions have been made based on the anticipated windy conditions in San Francisco. The most contentious issues for ETNZ are the reduction in the wind limits and the prospect of flexible starting times. The recommended reduction of the upper wind limits is more than we would have liked, but we always knew the 33 knot upper limit was not practical.” – Russell Green, rules advisor for Emirates Team New Zealand, regarding the recommended changes to the event rules.

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