OneWorld-Team NZ detente
OneWorld and Team New Zealand met and OneWorld was satisfied that the actions taken by Team New Zealand to deal with the delivery of the OneWorld Challenge plans was entirely appropriate under the circumstances, and that accordingly no breach of the protocol has occurred.
"I first met the men at Team New Zealand when Craig McCaw became one of their sponsors in America's Cup XXX. I have always felt that we could be honest and direct with one another. I believe we have settled any potential issues that have been or could possibly come between our teams and my hope now is that the next time we meet, it is on the waters of the Hauraki Gulf." said Gary Wright, CEO of OneWorld
Last week OneWorld received a ruling from the ACAP on an application that it had filed eight months prior, which dealt with a series of technical and inadvertent violations of the protocol that OneWorld had uncovered during an internal investigation following the termination of Mr. Reeves employment. The team was penalized one point to be deducted at the end of the first two Round Robins of the Louis Vuitton Cup and assessed USD $13,500 in costs.