Luna Rossa to miss America's Cup start

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 13:03 07/07/2013
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Team New Zealand will open the America's Cup regatta by themselves tomorrow with Italian syndicate Luna Rossa confirming they won't be at the starting line.

Having raised the possibility yesterday, they confirmed today they won't race until their protest is heard.

That won't happen till Tuesday when the Kiwi protest will also go before the International Jury.

Both teams are contesting design changes pushed through under 37 safety recommendations.

They say the changes relate to performance, not safety, and benefit holders Oracle.

Luna Rossa's stance won't surprise the Kiwis who were prepared for this eventuality. Nor will it stop them fronting to race solo and claim the point in the challengers series.
They will have to race solo later in the week again with Swedish syndicate Artemis Racing sidelined.

Team New Zealand's next hope for an opponent will come next weekend - if the Italians front.

The Jury decision will be key to that.

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