Monday, October 20, 2008

Ernesto Bertarelli to ban America’s Cup Teams

Photo Thierry Martinez
In a last minute act of desperation, Ernesto Bertarelli will announce this week a new event to be held in Valencia in November of 2008 and another event in 2009 that would use the International America's Cup class boats.

He will also announce that any team that enters into the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series will be banned from competing in the 33rd America’s Cup if Alinghi wins its legal battle against BMW Oracle.

This announcement is fueled by a bitter battle between Bruno Trouble and Ernesto Bertarelli. Bruno has signed on more teams to compete in the Pacific Series which appears to take away form Ernesto’s America’s Cup.