Sailor Snagged in America’s Cup Scandal Sues ISAF

Published on September 10th, 2015

Former America’s Cup sailor Matt Mitchell is suing the International Sailing Federation and its five-member international jury in federal court, asking that his penalty from the 2013 regatta be vacated. Mitchell, a grinder from New Zealand, was suspended for the first four races of the 2013 America’s Cup for what the jury said was his role in Oracle Team USA’s illegal modification of boats in warm-up regattas. That effectively ended Mitchell’s America’s Cup career. – Associated Press, full story

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