America's Cup: Representatives named by both sides, for BMW Oracle-Alinghi meeting

Monday, 20 April 2009


The representatives attending the meeting in Geneva, on Thursday April 23, to discuss the 33rd America’s, will be as follows:

For SNG/Alinghi: Brad Butterworth (Alinghi skipper), Lucien Masmejan (Alinghi General Counsel) and Fred Meyer (SNG Commodore)

For GGYC/BMW Oracle: Melinda Erkelens (GGYC Board member & BOR General Counsel), Richard Slater (BOR Racing Rules Advisor) and Manolo Ruiz de Elvira (BOR design team).

The absence of “decision makers”, from the BMW Oracle delegation, might suggest that the American team intends to use the meeting as a platform to discuss ground rules for a Deed of Gift match, rather than as one where agreement might be reached over a protocol for a multi-challenger event.

Marian Martin/BYM News

Last Updated ( Monday, 20 April 2009 )