Bertarelli ‘perplexed’ in Le Figaro Interview

Despite a ‘positive’ and ‘cordial’ meeting between the the Alinghi and BMW Oracle team principals last week, Ernesto Bertarelli says there is a long way to go to bring seemingly alligned visions together into a set of rules that everyone can agree on. In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, Bertarelli admits some mistakes, but comes out looking like he has a reasonable position.

when asked when he thought the Cup would return he said

I think you have to count on 2010. With Valencia on the first row. The infrastructure is already available. We already have enough problems and we don’t need to add more. You don’t organize an America’s Cup by snapping your fingers.

Read the original French here:

Read an English Translation here: Valencia Sailing