America’s Cup: Kiwis take official’s cheating claim to Cup jury

Published on September 16th, 2013

(September 16, 2013) – Emirates Team New Zealand are taking action against Golden Gate Yacht Club vice-commodore Tom Ehman under the same regulations that saw the America’s Cup international jury penalise Oracle Team USA two points in the cheating saga.

Ehman made his own veiled claims of cheating to a journalist from The Independent in London. But Team NZ have rejected the claim and were preparing an application to the jury under the same Article 60 of the protocol (bringing the Cup into disrepute) and Rule 69 of the rules of sailing (gross misconduct) as were taken against Oracle.

Golden Gate is the club hosting the defence of the America’s Cup on behalf of holders Oracle. Ehman (who is also director of external affairs for the America’s Cup Events Authority) complained of Team NZ’s radio system connecting to tactician Ray Davies and said Oracle did not have the same thing. – New Zealand Herald, read on

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