The International Jury has dismissed a protest by Luna Rossa against the America's Cup Event Authority, the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) and the Regatta Director, "for the cancellation of the AC World Series Venice regatta in 2013 and the inclusion of two events in the USA at the end of May 2013…"
One part of the protest by Luna Rossa concerned the addition to the 2012-13 America's Cup World Series schedule of two regattas in the USA at the end of May. The International Jury found this part of the protest was not filed in time:
"RN163 was issued by the Regatta Director on 31st October 2012 and was published to Competitors as required under Protocol Article 22.1. The Application filed by (Luna Rossa) on 26th November 2012…was not filed within 14 days of when they were or could reasonably have been aware of such regattas. The part of the Application that relates to the (USA) regattas is out of time and is dismissed."
The second part of the Luna Rossa application to the International Jury "requested that the Jury determine that the Venice regatta 'has not been properly cancelled.'”
In its decision, the International Jury found, "The (Event Authority) is the body appointed under Protocol Article 4.2 with the power to select regatta Venues and deal with all the related contractual rights and obligations. The Jury will not interfere with whatever the contractual arrangements may be or have been for Venice at the request of a Competitor who is not a party to those arrangements and who has no knowledge of them other than that a regatta on certain dates was proposed to be held in Venice. The part of the Application that relates to the Venice regatta is accordingly dismissed."
Costs have yet to be awarded for this protest.