This from Gladrags:
The Racing Rules on the matter are very clear RRS42 Propulsion states: A yacht shall compete only by using the wind and water to increase, maintain or decrease her speed. Her crew may adjust the trim of the wing, sails, rudders, daggerboards and hulls, and perform other acts of seamanship.
Anyone know about this clause relative to the OR system?
If "if" OR are making adjustments in another way, it may well raise questions.
If not, TNZ are skating on pretty thin ice.
The way I see it - should TNZ go the legal route, they would have pretty cause to do so. They would not "jump" into something like this for soar grapes.
If they don't have good cause, guess we can consider these rumors to be just that. Rumours.
I would not like to see TNZ go the legal way, unless they had a watertight case and they can prove wrong doing.
Non of us really know if there is amy smoke with this rumour, but if there is smoke, there may well be fire.
Worst part for OR is the AC45 shenanigans. Doesn't bode too well for them.
Leopards don't change their spots, but where is the bloody leopard? Out the door, or still wandering around the camp.