The International Jury for the 34th America’s Cup has ruled in favour of Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge in its protest against Oracle Team USA alleging breach of the reconnaissance rules of the 34th America’s Cup. A decision on the penalty, however, is yet to be determined.
Luna Rossa protested Oracle Team USA in early November, alleging that Oracle Team USA’s Matt Mason had been within a distance of 200 meters and taking pictures of the Italian AC72. Luna Rossa alleged that Mason’s actions violated Article 37.2(g) of the 34th America’s Cup Protocol, which prohibits competitors from navigating within 200 meters of each other. The International Jury agreed.
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21 December 2012 22:54 GMT