News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Prada Challenge Seeks Arbitration Panel Assistance

Prada Challenge Seeks Arbitration Panel Assistance To Resolve Rules Dispute

Italy’s Prada Challenge, representing the Yacht Club Punta Ala, has formally applied to the America’s Cup Arbitration Panel for help in resolving two disputed elements of the Sailing Instructions for the 30th Match for the America’s Cup.

Despite intense efforts over recent weeks, representatives of the Prada Challenge have been unable to reach agreement with Team New Zealand, the America’s Cup Defenders for the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, on a draft of the Sailing Instructions. Drawn up by Team New Zealand, the draft calls for onboard Umpires (observers), and requires that any penalties incurred during racing should be cleared with immediate penalty turns (International Yacht Racing Rules, Appendix C8).

The America’s Cup Challenge Association (ACCA) filed a brief on Prada’s behalf with the Panel on Sunday, 13 February. The first race for the America’s Cup is set for Saturday, 19 February.

The Arbitration Panel will meet on Thursday afternoon, 17 February to consider the application. In a notice issued on Monday, 14 February, Sir David Tompkins of the Arbitration Panel requested submissions or evidence from Team New Zealand by 5:00 PM local time on Wednesday 16 February. Tompkins also invited submissions from the International Jury, with the same deadline.

In its application, ACCA said the Challenger strongly disagreed with the two disputed paragraphs, which were “entirely inconsistent with the Match conditions.”

“Despite continuing efforts to negotiate a common position on both issues, the Challenger and the Defender remain in disagreement on both provisions,” the ACCA filing said. ACCA, through its Executive Director Dyer Jones, called for the Panel to rule against the two provisions, excluding them from the Match Sailing Instructions.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news