Tuesday, 2 February 2010
AC 33 Jury | 2
"Competitors will be able to use water ballast in the coming 33rd America’s Cup commencing in Valencia on Monday, provided that the amount used to benefit performance is also in position when the boat is measured. "
This is to ensure that the maximum LWL (load water length) of 90 feet is not circumvented
Statement by GGYC
Statement by Alinghi
As usual both parties have totally different approaches to the decision.
Hopefully the AC 33 Jury will publish the facts found, conclusion and decision soon, so we can have a look at their thinking. From the decision it is at least clear that all water-ballast that is to be used to enhanced performance, must be on board during measurement. It will be up to the measurer to make sure that it cannot be increased - and subsequently decreased - during racing.
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