Faces of the ACWS-Newport: By Steven Tsuchiya
Iain Murray and the AC Jury:
L to R: Iain Murray (AUS), John Doerr (UK) (foreground), Graham McKenzie (NZL), and Chairman David Tillett (AUS).
Iain Murray, the CEO of ACRM, pays a casual visit to three of the five members of the International Jury of the 34th America's Cup. This is the same jury that presided over the contentious 33rd America's Cup in Valencia, Spain. The jury handles disputes related to the ACWS and the 34th Match in 2013.
The Jury is stacked with experience in the legal facet of yacht racing :
John Doerr, in addition to his experience with the Cup, has been the Chief Umpire of the last four Olympic Games.
Graham McKenzie is a keelboat racer and a member of the ISAF Constitution Committee.
David Tillett, the Chairman of the Jury, has been an Umpire of the 28th and 29th America's Cup matches and Jury member since the 31st match; he has also been a jury member of four Olympic Games.
The other members of the Jury are Bryan Willis (UK) and Josje Hofland (NED).