June 9, 1989
The five-judge Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court heard arguments from both sides on whether the America's Cup should be forfeited by the San Diego Yacht Club to New Zealand's Mercury Bay Boating Club because San Diego used a catamaran in last September's lopsided defense. A ruling is expected within 60 days.
June 8, 1989
San Diego and New Zealand yacht clubs will resume their battle today for the America's Cup in a New York State appeals court. The San Diego Yacht Club will argue that Justice Carmen Ciparick was wrong in ordering it to forfeit the trophy, while the Mercury Bay Boating Club of Auckland will say that she was right to disqualify the Californians for sailing a catamaran against a monohull. At stake is the prestige of holding the trophy and the financial reward of staging the America's Cup. San Diego hoped to earn as much as $2 billion in revenues as host of the next race series, now set for New Zealand in 1992.
June 1, 1989 |
America's Cup hopefuls called today for the next challenge to be held early in 1992, whatever the outcome of a bitter legal wrangle over yachting's most coveted trophy. A total of 19 challengers made the call after meeting in Auckland, site for the next Cup regatta if New Zealand wins a New York court battle with the San Diego Yacht Club. "The challengers are very firmly determined in their opinion that the next challenge should be held early in 1992," Stan Reid of the Royal Perth Yacht Club told a news conference.
May 6, 1989
Neither the San Diego Yacht Club nor the Mercury Bay Boating Club will possess the America's Cup until San Diego's appeal of a ruling awarding the sailing prize to New Zealand is settled. The appellate division of the New York Supreme Court ordered San Diego to deliver the Cup into the temporary custody of the New York Yacht Club until results of a June 8 hearing are announced.
May 4, 1989 |
The San Diego Yacht Club asked a Manhattan appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's ruling that awarded the America's Cup to a New Zealand boating club after the competition off San Diego last September. The West Coast sailors said that the ruling March 28 by state Supreme Court Justice Carmen Ciparick was improper because the judge invented a rule that didn't exist and illegally ordered the cup forfeited. The judge said the SDYC had "violated the spirit" of the race by using a catamaran to defend the cup against the Mercury Bay Boating Club's single-hulled yacht.