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#1 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 03:04 PM

The New York Yacht Club is expected to announce their challenge for the 36th America's Cup tomorrow.

Sailing website sailinganarchy.com reports a syndicate funded mainly by the DeVos family (Quantum Racing, Amway) and long-time maxi competitor Hap Fauth is poised to re-enter the Cup.

 

The club, which has a long history with the America's Cup has not competed since 2003 in Auckland with Dennis Conner and Stars and Stripes. Britain, Australia and Switzerland have expressed interest in the 2021 Auckland event and Challenger of Record Luna Rossa of Italy will be on the startline.

 

Sailinganarchy also reports that a US west coast challenge is being talked about and Swiss
syndicate Alinghi has also hinted it may be involved.

 

Groupama Team France also intends to be in Auckland.

 

New York won the first America's Cup challenge in 1851 and held it until 1983 when businessman Alan Bond's Australia II brought it Downunder.

 

Team France's Franck Cammas has said they will do everything to get to Auckland.   "The Cup remains the Cup, with major technological developments, and I like it. If we have the means, we will go with motivation. We will work hard to get there. " Cammas admitted they would have preferred to continue in the 50-foot foiling catamaran class but believed they could be competitive in a high-performance monohull, noting he and his Groupama team had won the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, beating Team New Zealand's entry Camper.

 

"It is a return to a tradition of the Cup. I'm not saying it's good news, we have to adapt. The last time we built a boat (except for Bermuda), it was a monohull, and it was the fastest in the world. The monohull is not unknown to us in France. You do not have to have a complex. "

 

Having largely relied on French sailors for Bermuda, Cammas liked the nationality clause brought in by the Kiwis around the crew. The biggest obstacle would be finance, predicting his team's budget of $25m for Bermuda would need to increase by a further $12m to be competitive.

 

http://www.nzherald....jectid=11929785


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#2 erice

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:52 AM

Oracle discovered that loose lower shrouds allowed the platform to wrack,

which resulted in more righting moment.

But to achieve this the lower ­portion of the wing had to be strengthened

 

Oracle needed measurement approval to make the adjustment and therefore had to show the ace in their hand.

 

The measurers said no, but Oracle lobbied the regatta director, who overturned the ruling. But the secret was out and the Kiwis pounced on it.

 

"The Oracle guys realised you didn't need the lowers, and that allowed the whole platform to twist which, in effect, gives more offset in the rudders," Davies told Sailing World.

 

"It was a big advantage to be able to get the platform to wrack, and it wasn't until the match that we had our whole package sorted. That was another gain, for sure, and we got to it just in time."

 

https://www.stuff.co...he-americas-cup


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:35 AM

 

The measurers said no, but Oracle lobbied the regatta director, who overturned the ruling. 

 

The "independent" regatta director  - yeah right!


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:10 PM

The whole Sailing World article that Stuff recycled is a good read... http://www.sailingworld.com/kiwis-cup


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#5 AJ Oliver

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:27 PM

Pretty sure that this is wrong . . "DeVos family (Quantum Racing, Amway)" 

 

As nearly as I can tell the DeVos gang (term used advisedly) has no ownership interest in Quantum Sails. 

 

If they did, I would cease doing business with our local Quantum loft for having any association with those fraudsters and crooks - not to mention Reich-Wing assassins. 

 

Are they in Aeotearoa? If they are, watch you wallets !!


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#6 MarkMT

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:40 PM

DeVos is definitely the money behind Quantum Racing, but I can't find anything online linking him to actual ownership of Quantum Sails. It may be some sort of sponsorship deal. Then again, I can't find anything that says who does own Quantum Sails. Bloomberg doesn't seem to know.

 

http://www.52superse...quantum-racing/

http://www.mlive.com...tional_win.html

https://www.bloomber...capId=225983989


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