Sunday, 25 November 2012

Artemis Racing lose appeal over foil measurement decision

From the following Sail-World article written by Richard Gladwell

http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Americas-Cup:-Jury-deflects-Artemis-claim-over-error-on-daggerboards/104080

America's Cup: Jury deflects Artemis claim over error on daggerboards

Artemis Racing, the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, have lost an Appeal to the International Jury over their earlier foil measurement decision.

On October 7, the International Jury ruled on a Protest from Emirates Team New Zealand, that the Measurement Committee had erred in their interpretation of a Class Rule governing the AC72 catamarans to be used in the America's Cup Regatta starting in July 2013.

The key to that decision was whether or not the daggerboards used by the catamarans should be either raised or lowered when calculating the displacement of the canoe body of each hull of the catamarans.

The rule said that the canoe body could not be less then 45% of the total displacement.

read more here

'Artemis Racing’s AC72 with smaller volume daggerboards designed to a different AC Rule interpretation' Sander van der Borch / Artemis Racing © 

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