The America's Cup
Defender and Challenger request mediation of the match conditions
As the Defender and Challenger of Record were unable to agree and finalise the Match Conditions by the Protocol deadline of 20th December 2019, the two parties have agreed to engage in the official mediation process with a view to reaching agreement as soon as possible.
The mediation will be conducted by the America’s Cup Arbitration Panel who will then decide the unresolved issues by 20 March 2020 if the mediation is unsuccessful.
Currently the differences involve the wind limits within which racing may be conducted and other issues governing the racing in Auckland.