Venezia Challenge bites the dust

Italian America's Cup challenger fails to meet entry requirements

Sunday July 24th 2011, Author: Jane Eagleson, Location: Italy

Venezia Challenge has been unable to meet the requirements to continue in both the America’s Cup World Series and the 34th America’s Cup.

Iain Murray, the America’s Cup Regatta Director and Chief Executive of America’s Cup Management Limited advised: “Following discussions and attempts to resolve in a timely way, there was an agreement to meet certain obligations by this weekend and the deadline passed.”

The Italian challenger has advised that it was unable to meet required commitments within an agreed deadline. Accordingly, the Golden Gate Yacht Club has notified Club Canottieri Roggero di Lauria, which is represented by Venezia Challenge, that the Italian challenger has been excused from further participation.

Australian match racer Torvar Mirsky had been due to skipper the Venezia Challenge entry.

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