For the first time in the America's Cup, +39 Challenge, decided not to enter directly in merit of the decisions taken by the organising bodies.
Also, out of respect for the spirit of the America's Cup, it decided to set up an Advisory Board, comprised of worthies of the sailing world who shall co-ordinate the initiatives and decisions in work committees managing the most diverse themes distinguishing the Event.
+39 Challenge has therefore delegated the Advisory Board to represent it on condition that it does not favour the interests of the Team. Instead, it must guarantee respect for sporting values and in particular fair competition.
The following persons have accepted to belong to the Advisory Board of +39 Challenge.
CIO member and ex- president of the International Sailing Federation.
president of the Finn class.
President of the Italian Sailing Federation.
Honorary president of the Italian Sailing Federation.