LAWFUEL – Sport Law News – Following the victory by Alinghi of Switzerland against New Zealand’s Team New Zealand in the America’s Cup, it is likely that The Cup will remain in Europe, perhaps in Valencia, for at least another cycle, The New York Times reports.
Although Bertarelli has yet to announce where Alinghi will stage the next edition and has not ruled out Dubai, Alinghi has agreed to terms with a challenger of record, which will be the Spanish syndicate Desafío Español. That team reached the semifinals of the challenger series here and represented the Royal Spanish Yachting Federation.
Bertarelli declined to comment on the agreement, but the Spaniards signed the new protocol shortly after the finish Tuesday. This warm day, meanwhile, started out with a stiff, classic sea breeze that faded into something much less predictable on the final leg of the race. In the final meters, the Spanish syndicate members had to begin wondering if they would get the chance to sign anything at all.