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International Jury to conduct hearing re AC45 modifications

The International Jury issued two Jury Notices on Monday morning, both relating to the “unauthorised modification of AC45 yachts.”JN101 says that “The Jury has decided to conduct a hearing under the Racing Rules of Sailing (America’s Cup) rule 69.1 to determine if allegations (that persons associated with ORACLE TEAM USA may have committed Gross Misconduct) are true and, if so, to decide what disciplinary action to take.”The Jury has ordered that all matters concerning this case remain confidential until further notice but notes that when the hearing has been completed, its decision will be published.JN102 is directed at the team instead of individuals. Here the Jury “has decided to conduct a hearing pursuant to the Protocol, to determine whether ORACLE TEAM USA has breached Article 60.1 of the Protocol.”