What was conceived as a friendly boat race between nations is now the sporting world's version of "Kramer vs. Kramer." The America's Cup has seen endless delays as billionaires Larry Ellison and Ernesto Bertarelli bicker over date, location and challenger for the title held by Bertarelli's Alinghi syndicate. Alinghi, sponsored by Swiss-based Societe Nautique de Geneve, promises to reveal this week the location for the February 2010 race, but is still trying to disqualify the U.S. contender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club.
America's Cup Fight Continues in Courts, With No Sign Yet of the Open Seas
The American Lawyer
August 3, 2009