Swiss defender given more time over sails dispute

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The Independent Online

The dispute over whether the America's Cup defender's new yacht, the giant Alinghi catamaran, is legally qualified to compete may be resolved.

American challenger BMW Oracle said that it would be prepared "to give the defender reasonable time" to build its sails in Switzerland. Rules state they must be built in the country the boat represents. In the Sydney to Hobart Race Kiwi Neville Crichton, in his 100-foot Alfa Romeo, was first over the line.