33rd America’s Cup – Port not right for cup storm

October 2009

ICONS CONSULTING: 33rd America’s Cup – Port not right for cup storm

AN AMERICAN judge has ruled that the Ras al-Khaimah port in United Arab Emirates cannot host the America’s Cup based on the 19th-century document that governs sailing’s marquee regatta.

The decision by Justice Shirley Kornreich of the New York State Supreme Court is a blow to two-time defending champion Alinghi of Switzerland. The Swiss picked the Persian Gulf port for their February showdown against American challenger BMW Oracle Racing.

Kornreich said her decision was based on the stipulation in the 1887 Deed of Gift that the America’s Cup cannot be sailed in the northern hemisphere between Nov. 1 and May 1, not on concerns by the Americans that RAK was unsafe due to its proximity to Iran.

The rare one-on-one showdown in massive multi-hulled boats now appears headed to Valencia, Spain, unless the bitter rivals can agree on another port that complies with the Deed of Gift. In that case, it would have to be in the Southern Hemisphere.

Although Valencia is in the northern hemisphere, neither side objected earlier in the court fight to holding the best-of-three series in the Spanish port. Valencia hosted the 2007 America’s Cup.

Kornreich said she ruled from the bench Tuesday to speed an expected appeal by the Swiss.

The best-of-three series is scheduled to begin February 8.

Alinghi’s choice of RAK has been the most contentious issue in a convoluted, two-year court fight between Silicon Valley maverick Larry Ellison of Oracle Corp and Swiss biotech mogul Ernesto Bertarelli. Ellison owns BMW Oracle Racing and Bertarelli owns Alinghi.

Soon after the Swiss picked RAK in early August, Ellison raised concerns because the sailing would take place about 130km from Iran’s coastline.


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A:     The PLATINUM-Funding subscription admin fee is intended to contribute to admin charges related to the project / funding-request submission and registration. However, it is not the reason for its implementation. Being such an insignificant amount, the main purpose for its introduction is to test the grounds of commitment of the requesting party (The Proponent). In the PLATINUM-Funding-committee view, if the admin fee is creating a barrier for the submission, the assumption is that the project / funding-request is most likely not worth pursuing as The Proponent is not ready to commit for it with pocket change. In this case, it is the PLATINUM-Funding-committee view that the amount of work, time and resources required to evaluate the submitted proposals are better spent with project / funding requests that The Proponents are committed to and have the determination to stand for.

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October 2009


All wounds can now be healed. Infection is stopped, new skin is sensitive and elastic and scars are reduced. And at a cost that all can afford. This is not magic. The technique uses sound waves called Shock Waves that are also used to break kidney stones. CellSonic Ltd has launched its CellSonic Medical machine at a price about one third of anything similar on the market. This means that patients who were previously left to suffer can now be treated. A treatment takes about ten minutes and can be repeated once a week according to the severity of the wound. For patients undergoing surgery, the treatment can be before, during or after the operation. Plastic surgeons use shock waves to reduce the scars.

The CellSonic Medical also treats sports injuries such as heel spur, tennis elbow and calcified shoulder. Broken bones are healed and there are other amazing applications such as Peyronies disease.

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  • USAG
  • Valdossola Shopping Center