Friday, October 2, 2009

BMW Oracle Rejects UAE Venue Citing Consent and Safety Issues

The America’s Cup Challenger, BMW Oracle has rejected the Ras al Khaimah venue because of safety issues due to the proximity of the UAE to Iran, with whom it has territorial disputes and because the defending team has chosen a venue without mutual consent.

Link to Full Story
Bernie Wilson, America’s Cup Challenger Opposes Venue Choice, Reuters, 2 October 2009.

Full Script of the letter.

On Related Sites
Try Out the Harbour Club Bar and Restaurant in Fujairah UAE, Fujairah in Focus, 1 October 2009.

Dining in Dubai, Experiencing the Emirates, 1 October 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: BMW Oracle’s giant trimaran.