Areva Challenge, originally protested by United Internet Team Germany, was absolved of any blame in the incident.
For Redress, the Jury awarded +39 Challenge a fifth place finish in race 3 of Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 13 (no other positions in the race are affected).
In addition, +39 Challenge will hold on to the two bonus points it would earn from its current position on the Louis Vuitton Ranking table, regardless of its result in Act 13.
Further, the Jury ruled that the fairest solution for all boats was to allow +39 to accept the offer of the use of a Version 5 mast from United Internet Team Germany. The Jury acknowledges that this would require a Protocol amendment which it recommends.
Full costs have been directed against United Internet Team Germany.
The full written decision from the Jury is expected to be issued on Friday.
The Race Committee postponed racing for Thursday at 16:20, after the fleet was held at sea on a cold, wet spring day. When the 12 Cup teams left Port America's Cup for racing, they were faced with a cold, light northerly breeze and a heavy swell. Rain squalls soon blew down the race area and at the scheduled start time of 14:05, racing was postponed.
The Race Committee kept the boats at sea from nearly two and a half hours, but it was in vain; the weather never improved and the wind never consistently held over 5 knots.
Two races are now scheduled for each of Friday and Saturday, the reserve day.
|1||Alinghi (SUI 91)||4/9||1/12||1/12||33|
|2||BMW ORACLE Racing (USA 87)||1/12||4/9||7/6||27|
|3||Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL 84)||5/8||3/10||4/9||27|
|4||Desafío Español 2007 (ESP 97)||8/5||2/11||3/10||26|
|5||Luna Rossa Challenge (ITA 94)||7/6||5/8||2/11||25|
|6||Mascalzone Latino - Capitalia (ITA 99)||3/10||6/7||5/8||25|
|7||Team Shosholoza (RSA 83)||2/11||8/5||10/3||19|
|8||+39 Challenge (ITA 85)||10/3||7/6||5/8||17|
|9||Areva Challenge (FRA 93)||9/4||10/3||8/5||12|
|10||United Internet Team Germany (GER 89)||6/7||9/4||DSQ||11|