Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dalton Happy...

Team NZ boss Grant Dalton wants Alinghi and Oracle to race this year. Photo / Mark Mitchell

[NZHerald] A New York judge's ruling against America's Cup defenders Alinghi was a great outcome given the bad situation that yachting's greatest competition found itself in, Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton said today.

Dalton also questioned Alinghi's proposal that the one-on-one showdown the Swiss syndicate now faced with American syndicate Oracle should take place in July next year.

He said the Deed of Gift covering the Auld Mug stipulated that it would have to be raced by July this year unless there was mutual agreement between the two parties, and he doubted Oracle would want a delay.

"It's a great result," he said of New York State Supreme Court Judge Herman Cahn's decision today.

"It's the start of the clearing of the fog in the landscape." Read More