United Internet Team Germany not playing

Another team ducks out of the 34th America's Cup

Wednesday October 6th 2010, Author: Sarah Thielen, Location: Germany

United Internet Team Germany, who competed in the 32nd America's Cup with a team led by Jesper Bank and who had been lining up to be one of the top competitors in the 33rd prior to 'the fiasco' join TeamOrigin as another team not contesting the next event.

In a releaase they state: 'Based on the new format for the 34th America´s Cup, which was recently announced by BMW Oracle, the United Internet Team Germany refrains from participating in the competition for the world’s oldest sports trophy. Since 2007, the German team has been waiting to sail for the America´s Cup again.

'“With regards to the new rules that have been established by BMW Oracle, the United Internet Team Germany will not be able to register for the 34th America’s Cup” said head of syndicate of United Internet Team Germany, Michael Scheeren."

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