Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesOracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in action against Emirates Team New Zealand in race 17 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesOracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in action against Emirates Team New Zealand in race 17 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24

Artemis CEO blasts teams for protesting safety changes

On Thursday, Artemis Racing CEO Paul Cayard issued a statement criticizing Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa for protesting two of the 37 safety recommendations, including a highly technical one involving winglets on the rudders.

Cayard said statements by those teams have been “erroneous, insulting, and downright disrespectful.” He also said that suggestions that the two contentious issues were pushed through to help Oracle or Artemis “are slanderous and paranoid.”

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