Following their defeat by Ineos Team UK on Friday, the Italian team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli protested the British team.
The protest or non-compliance was regarding a line penetrating their mainsail fairing.
The hole has been ruled illegal, but apparently there is no penalty as it was passed at the declaration measurement stage on Wednesday.
Rules Committee decision:
“Following consultation with the Regatta Director, the Measurement Committee has determined that this non-compliance with the AC75 Class Rule has not (or could not reasonably be expected to have) improved the performance of the yacht or has not (or could not reasonably be expected to have) had a significant effect on the outcome of a race.”
Ineos were fined $7,010, to be paid to the Sir Peter Blake Trus for the non-compliance.
INEOS Team UK now will need find an alternative solution before they race again on Saturday.
It is understand that Luna Rossa have been on something of a protest fest, and also issued protests regarding backstays, substitute weights, and stickers.
On Saturday, Day 2 of the Prada Cup, Ineos will race American Magic again in the second race of the day, following the Luna Rossa v American Magic match.