Monday, April 06, 2009

Get on with the challenge already

A court case was settled last week deciding the teams for the next America's Cup challenge. The San Diego Yacht Club won the trophy in 1988, 1992, and 1995 and probably followed this case closely. The above photo is the famous club's headquarters on San Diego Bay.


Blogger Jacob said...

That's an impressive photo of an impressive place!

Mon Apr 06, 02:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Steffe said...

Why did they have to go to court?

Tue Apr 07, 03:28:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks Jacob! Steffe, it is a long story but basically a yacht club in San Francisco sued because they felt the challenging team didn't meet the requirements of being a legitimate challenger. Read more here.

Tue Apr 07, 05:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Steffe said...

Aha. Not very sportsmanlike. Thanks for the link.

Wed Apr 08, 01:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger expat said...

Haha, sportsmanlike!!! Many things have happened in the history of The Cup that would not be considered sportsmanlike in any other sport (in any other field of endeavour, actually). All too often the outcome of races has been decided in a court of law or a committee room rather than on the water.

For an egregious and quite entertaining example, read about our own Dennis Connor's tactics in the 1988 Cup:

Wed Apr 08, 06:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Maggie said...

Absolutely fascinating stuff. We were all glued to our TV's that first Connor year. SDYC does have the best chef around tho.

Thu Apr 09, 10:14:00 AM PDT  

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