Alinghi have proposed an alternative venue for the 33rd America's Cup

Ahead of tomorrow’s (Friday 6 November) hearing at the New York Supreme Court, the Swiss Defender has proposed to stage the 33rd America’s Cup on the east coast of Australia – in the Southern Hemisphere in compliance with the Deed of Gift.

Alinghi made the following statement:

“A specific race course in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Australia, with weather conditions suitable for racing in February, will be announced promptly should GGYC accept this offer and cease their legal strategy. The east coast of Australia offers several locations with ideal sailing conditions for the best-of-three match. A venue in this region would be approximately two and a half weeks away by ship from BMW Oracle’s base in San Diego, while Alinghi’s voyage from Ras Al Khaimah would take approximately three weeks.”