GGYC has already asked the New York State Supreme Court - which has jurisdiction in America's Cup legal spats - to reject RAK as the venue, largely because of its proximity to Iran.
It wasn't clear what penalties SNG could face, or if GGYC would ask the court to remove the Swiss as trustee.
In its Memorandum of Law, the GGYC
prays that Valencia in Spain -- where SociE[umlaut]tE[umlaut] Nautique de Geneve's Team Alinghi won and with it the right to choose the next venue -- be repeated as the 2010 venue.
RAK believes this is a veiled attempt by the GGYC
and its principal sponsor, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison to have the event moved to a venue that they perceive better suits the Oracle BMW yacht.
said it would consider the decision to 'determine our next steps'.
Marcus Young, the GGYC
Commodore, made the offer in a letter to Commodore Pierre-Yves Firmenich and Secretary General Alec Tournier of SNG, the Swiss club of the 2007 America's Cup winners, Team Alinghi.
is said to claim that CNEV was formed only recently to specifically challenge for the Cup, and as such it fails to meet the Deed's requirements for a challenging yacht club, particularly in that the challenging yacht club must conduct an annual regatta on an arm of the sea.