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Valencia Americas Cup

Negotiations appear to be ongoing between Swiss champions Alinghi and challenger Oracle on the format of the next edition of the America’s Cup, days after the US team won a court ruling in their long-running legal battle.

Oracle and its representative, the Golden Gate Yacht Club, “remain committed to negotiate with the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve/Alinghi, a conventional mutual consent protocol for the next America’s Cup that would involve all teams,” the GGYC said in a statement Tuesday.

“This follows the April 2 decision of the New York State Court of Appeals confirming the Golden Gate Yacht Club as the Challenger of Record for the 33rd America’s Cup,” it said.

The owners of Oracle and Alinghi, Larry Ellison and Ernesto Bertarelli, “have communicated with each other since the court ruling.