Three people were today given possibly the most unwanted jobs in sailing.
They were presented with the poisoned chalice of arbitrating the protocol and non-sporting/technical issues for the 33rd America's Cup. In doing so, the ACM acted in defiance of the moves being undertaken in the Courts of New York, potentially giving Larry Ellison all the provocation required to justify a much rumoured injunction to prevent any further progress in the organising of an America's Cup in accordance with the ACM's 33rd Protocol (1st edition, perhaps?).
The full content of the release, posted here, can be read below:
Three prestigious members nominated for Arbitration Panel31-07-2007
Other merits: Member of the editing board of the Swiss Review of Business Law, member of the board of the Centre of banking and financial law of the University of Geneva, frequently arbitrator in international disputes relating to commercial and sports matters, director of several Swiss and foreign companies.