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Americas Cup

October 4th, 2009

The nonsense continues in the courts with the swiss contesting the length of the Oracle boat (seems Oracle didn’t include their rudders in the length calculation which would be normal practice) while the Americans aren’t too happy with the choice of venue, citing lack of wind and security as issues.

So they return to court and we return to boredom.  It’s a real shame that this cup has become such a legal farce.  To keep you – the viewer – content I publish below pictures of the two boats…

BMW Oracle Trimaran

BMW Oracle Trimaran

Stunning shot of the American tri showing just how large she is!

Alinghi 5 Catamaran

Alinghi 5 Catamaran

Ahh – yes – the rudders on the cat stick out the bottom (thus don’t contribute to the length).  All seems a bit nitpicky to your scribe I have to say.

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