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Post Options Post Options   Quote bert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 08 at 9:02pm

I think that it show`s the comtempt that the defenders have for the ordinary,little people in life.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mike ellis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 08 at 9:34pm
brilliant concept, shame about the snobbery.
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Petition for those interested...

http://www.petitiononline.com/sayc_ac/

For the first time in the America's Cup's illustrious 160-year history, the United States may not be represented in the competition for the world's oldest sporting trophy.

We, the members of the Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club (SAYC), the host club of the "Anarchy Challenge" sailing team and a bona fide Yacht Club, and our supporters in the global sailing community, are mystified as to ACM's apparent rejection of SAYC's entry for the 33rd America's Cup.

As the lone entry from the United States of America the nation with the most prominent part in the history of the America's Cup - we are disappointed with the lack of respect and due process afforded our entry. While we have yet to see a single official response to our submitted entry, we are aware that a number of other teams have received assistance and extensions of their incomplete entries. We do not understand this, and believe that this inaction casts a significant cloud on competitive sailing around the world and the advancement of grass roots support of our the sport that we are so passionate about.

SAYC's nearly 1000 members come from across the globe. We are modest sailors and experienced professionals. We are Optimist families and 18-foot skiffies. We are the sailing industry and the most conservative of cruisers. We are people just learning to sail, and circumnavigators. Our fans and supporters include the 20,000 members of the online sailing community, as well as many of the one million monthly readers of Sailing Anarchy, the website that led to the founding of SAYC.

We hereby petition ACM, SNG, and Alinghi on the following points:

1.We request that ACM, SNG and Alinghi commit to open and fair discussions with SAYC on its inclusion in the 33rd America's Cup and associated events just as ACM, SNG, and Alinghi have done with other challengers.

2.If ACM, SNG, and Alinghi stand by their rejection of SAYC's bond fide entry, we request that SAYC be immediately provided with a formal rejection of SAYC's bona fide entry, including the specific reasons for the rejection, as well as the terms of the extensions and agreements furnished to other prospective challengers for the 33rd America's Cup.

3.We request that ACM, SNG, and Alinghi respect the traditions of The America's Cup Deed of Gift and the "Basic Principle" of sailing by conducting a fair and transparent process to all challengers so that the America's Cup and competitive sailing can be regarded as a fair sport that embraces people from all walks of life.




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Any updates on this?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Isis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Feb 09 at 5:04pm
Every demand ACM have given them has been met (baring the entry fee which has not been payed by a number of the other 'entered' teams)... just waiting on the responce now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Laser 173312 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 09 at 9:01am

I see they've got a web site up and running now.

http://anarchychallenge.com/ 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 09 at 4:28pm

Outstanding!

Here in the UK we love an underdog. Wouldn't it be great if an organisation representative of the whole sailing community can put a rocket up the postulations of a couple of billionaires. This AC business has all got beyond a joke now. I say take them to court!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MattK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 09 at 5:36pm
Does no one else see the irony in the SA Americans getting all annoyed
about alinghi 'stealing' the cup, but not so long ago...



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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimiQuik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 09 at 3:52pm
Ummmm... Whats going on there? 

Are those boats both entries to the same Americas Cup?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 09 at 4:32pm
Yes, until AC33 the most contravetial cup ever, quick history read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America's_Cup
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