AC NEWS - If Emirates Team New Zealand comes out victorious in San Francisco, Luna Rossa will be the Challenger of Record. What changes may occur? Rumors say it will stay in multihulls. One thing for sure is the crew rule will probably change. Both Grant Dalton and Patrizio Bertelli have made public statements strongly in favor of imposing nationalities rules.
Team NZ would not be effected by such a rule change but teams like ORACLE (who only has only two USA nationals onboard at the present) would have to draw sailors from their own country. Such a rule change we think would favor the original intent of the Cup… to pit nation against nation, not corporation against corporation.
What do you think will happen to the AC if Team NZ wins? Will they change the boat and crew rules? Email us your thoughts at [email protected]