America’s Cup: Judge Dismisses Sailor’s Lawsuit:
San Francisco, CA (April 22, 2016) – Ruling from the bench, a federal judge dismissed an America’s Cup sailor’s lawsuit against Oracle Team USA, saying his claims bordered on frivolous.
Matthew Mitchell sued Oracle racing in July 2015, claiming it scapegoated him for a crewmate’s rule violation before the 34th America’s Cup.
The crewmate, Simeon Tienpont, added too much weight to a part of the boat called the kingpost by filling it with resin. The America’s Cup jury disciplined several of Mitchell’s crewmates on Oracle Team USA for the violation and suspended Mitchell from sailing in the first four races of the America’s Cup.
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VIDEO: Star World Championship 1961:
This recording from the 1961 Star Class World Championship in San Diego, USA was made on 16 mm film in 1961 and recently digitized to video. Lowell North and Bill Buchan are shown dueling for top honors. To view other videos produced by Franklin Clay Films go to www.wxyzvideos.com
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