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SailGP's Sir Russell Coutts hits out at 'extreme protocols' following racing cancellation

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Publish Date
Sun, 24 Mar 2024, 12:45pm

SailGP's Sir Russell Coutts hits out at 'extreme protocols' following racing cancellation

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 24 Mar 2024, 12:45pm

A displeased Sir Russell Coutts has slammed authorities for preventing SailGP racing yesterday at Lyttelton.

A dolphin sighting on the course forced the cancellation of three fleet races.

Organisers are hopeful racing will commence as scheduled at 3 this afternoon.

Coutts, the SailGP CEO, believes that the 'extreme protocols' in place this weekend are unprecedented.

"Unfortunately, yesterday was another example of there being almost no balance in the decision making, another example of New Zealand being handcuffed by unprecedented layers of bureaucracy."

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