Sorry, but this is rapidly decending into farce...
The America's Cup is as much a Design Contest as a Sailing Contest.
Two teams have proven foiling can be safely achieved in within the current parameters of the protocol.
Any team that can't prove BEFORE the start of the Cup they can sail safely within these parameters, should forfiet all racing and concede defeat.
That includes Artemis AND Oracle (if they can't foil safely in the protocol conditions and design parameters - i.e. without an illegally large, trimable spade rudder or within the wind limits)
Artemis should do the honorable thing and concede now, as there is not enough time to prove their safety before racing.
It is foolhardy to get straight on to an untested boat and go racing, especially given the questions around their design integrity.
If there ends up being no racing in the AC because the defender cannot compete safely within the rules, tough, forfeit.
The 11th hour subversion is sickening to watch, I had such high hopes for this AC, but it is turning in to a nightmare of Ernesto Revisited.
If they try to force corruption of the Protocol, I hope this by-passes the water and goes straight to court.
Don't buckle ETNZ & LR.