San Francisco, CA (July 31, 2015) – Oracle Racing scuttled a professional sailor’s reputation by making him the patsy after a crewmate broke the rules of a regatta ahead of the 34th America’s Cup, the sailor claims in Federal Court.
The crewmate violated race rules by adding too much weight to a part of the sailboat called the kingpost, Matthew Mitchell says.
Oracle Racing, which hired Mitchell in 2012 to help prepare for the 34th America’s Cup, chose not to suspend or fire the crewmate, he says.
Leading up to the main event, which was held in San Francisco Bay in 2013 using 72-foot catamarans, was the America’s Cup World Series, for whic…
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