America's Cup News - first decision in favour of Alinghi
The ISAF appointed international jury denied BMW Oracle's request for redress regarding measurement of the competing yachts. It issued an interim decision late Tuesday night rejecting the challenger, BMW Oracle's latest complaint regarding the position and volume of the water ballast onboard the racing yachts during measurement. It puts the onus on the measurer to guarantee that the amount and location of ballast aboard for measurement is solely to enhance performance, not circumvent the waterline requirements of the Deed of Gift. In a first comment, Alinghi was very satisfied. GGYC' spokeperson Tom Ehman accepted the decision on behalf of BMW-Oracle without agreeing. Today, the decisions re the other redress cases will be published by the Jury. The report by Valencia Sailing.