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  1. #231
    Never been there, certainly not going now.

    So Uncle Larry and crew are moving in in April?

    How will the crews find affordable housing? Shipping containers?

  2. #232
    sailed there during an Intl 14 world champ in 2001. One of the most beautiful places I ever sailed, comparable to Kaneohe, of course, no volcanoes...

    i didn't find it terribly expensive to rent a house and a scooter for a couple weeks.

  3. #233
    Bermuda's population continues to grow, but it real estate territory does not. Something like 3,000 people per square mile.

    Long term housing can be a serious issue.

  4. #234
    The only reason to win the thing is to admire the reflection of yourself kissing it on the winners podium.

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    Employee Rights Asserted In America's Cup Legal Action



    Sailing Scuttlebutt reveal this morning that former Team Oracle Racing USA employee has filed suit revolving around King-post Gate that occurred during the last running of the America's Cup World Series:

    San Francisco, CA (December 19, 2014) – A sailor on Oracle Team USA’s winning America’s Cup team claims in court that he had to shell out $68,000 for a lawyer to fight charges that he tweaked the rules by adding extra weight to a sailboat.

    Matthew Mitchell sued Oracle Racing Inc. on Wednesday (Dec. 17) in Superior Court. Mitchell claims his employer told him to add the weight, so the employer should foot his legal bills.

    Oracle Racing’s principle owner is Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison, who is not a party to the case.

    Mitchell says that Oracle Racing hired him to prepare a 45-foot catamaran for the America’s Cup World Series, a string of races building up to the 34th America’s Cup, which took place in San Francisco Bay in 2013 and used 72-foot boats.

    Mitchell says he flew to San Francisco in 2012 and joined his teammates on the Oracle Racing team.

    “Immediately after his arrival, plaintiff was assigned by defendant to commission and prepare a boat known as the BAR45 (Ben Ainslie Racing),” the complaint states. His tasks were “listed on a ‘job list’ that was prepared and issued by defendant,” the complaint states. “Included in the ‘job list’ was a task listed as ‘Fill Kingpost.'”

    The kingpost is a sturdy post near the bow that rises above the deck. Race officials subsequently found that the kingpost on Mitchell’s boat was too heavy and broke AC45 class rules.

    Mitchell’s was named as a defendant by the America’s Cup International Jury and was required to attend a two-day hearing in August 2013. The jury decided that Mitchell probably participated in filling the kingpost with heavy resinous material.

    The decision described Mitchell, who is from New Zealand, as a sailor and yacht rigger working on his fifth America’s Cup campaign, who should have known that because the kingpost on the AC45 class boat he was assembling was “nearly 2.5 times heavier than the norm, its legality was obviously questionable.”

    Mitchell has had to pay for representation not only in the original hearing but also in subsequent investigations by the International Sailing Federation and Yachting New Zealand, according to the complaint.

    Oracle Racing is required by the California Labor Code to indemnify Mitchell because he was preparing the boat in line with his employer’s instructions and has had to pay defense fees “as a direct and proximate result of the acts of defendant,” according to the lawsuit.

    Mitchell seeks his legal fees, plus interest, and special damages for failure to indemnify under the California Legal Code.

    He is represented by Joshua Gruenberg, of San Diego.

    ServiceSource: Courthouse News

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  6. #236
    I suppose some of the documents contained within might shed some additional light onto who really was behind the cheating?

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    Ben Foils First In Bermuda



    Ben Ainslie Racing were the first America's Cup team both on – and under – the race course waters of the 35th America's Cup last week,
    when the team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda. Watch highlights from the team's first training camp.
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    Phantoms Of The South Bay






    Oracle Team USA got back on their steeds again late last week, as the put together the Phantom Foilers
    for a 4 - 5 week foiling practice session while the team finishes their final packing before heading off
    to Bermuda. With the Flying Moth Worlds and ISAF World Cup events finished up, the sailing team members
    of all AC Teams are regrouping for training, and if you keep a sharp eye out, you might catch Artemis
    and Oracle Team USA engage in some friendly sparring matches over the next month!

    (You might even see the new AC 45s out and about)


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    Why are you not out there getting da kine shots?

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    Bestest I can do at moment...not sure it's even ready to splash...but then again..
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