The Golden Gate Yacht Club makes an offer to the Swiss

The Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) has announced that it has formally renewed its offer to end the legal battle over the next America’s Cup if Societe Nautique de Genève (SNG) agrees to stage the 33rd edition as a conventional, multiple challenger regatta under rules similar to those that governed the event in 2007.

Marcus Young, the GGYC Commodore, made the offer: “If you would agree to immediately support a conventional multi-challenger America’s Cup regatta in Valencia that would include GGYC and be conducted under the rules like the ones in the 32nd America’s Cup, then we will dispose of the current lawsuit and avoid a match in multi-hulls.”

“If you choose to continue the litigation route, then when we win in the Court of Appeals we will still seek through the mutual consent process a multi-challenger event similar to the 32nd America’s Cup and only revert to a match against you in multi-hulls when and if you decline to accept a multi-challenger event similar to the 32nd America’s Cup.”

In renewing GGYC’s offer to settle now, Tom Ehman, the club’s spokesman, said the club wanted to make it clear that the offer was still on the table even though the club has launched its new multi-hull boat.

“We believe this is a very simple solution and we hope the defender will give it serious consideration. In the interests of staging a multi-challenger regatta that can be won fairly and squarely by the best sailors in the best boat, I urge you to accept our good-faith offer to put the America’s Cup back on course.”