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Well, it could be in Cork which wouldnt be too bad as the Irish are a great bunch of lads!

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/127009957/new-deadline-for-americas-cup-venue

or it could be in Emiriates backyard or maybe even in the cup holders own city of Auckland. Makes me wonder at whats going on in the money games because thats all its about I would imagine.

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As part of cost-containment measures, crews will be reduced from 11 sailors to eight for this next cycle and further one-design components will be introduced.

We are on the way to fully automated pumping/controls, why not just have a helm and a tactitian?

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Cost containment is laughable, and said in the same sentence each challenger has to build two large hydrogen fuelled tenders !!! The womens series and youth thing are all old hat, admit that you can sail them with three people and get on with naming the venue -then we will see who does ,does not turn up. 

Go the Kiwi home defence -keep needling "Dalts" and hope the squadron wake up.

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Special General Meeting announced to follow the AGM that hasnt been had, A pity the CEO has announced the RNZYS position is to sell the cup offshore to Grants highest bidder before the members have even had a chance to vote on it !!

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Just now, waikiore said:

Special General Meeting announced to follow the AGM that hasnt been had, A pity the CEO has announced the RNZYS position is to sell the cup offshore to Grants highest bidder before the members have even had a chance to vote on it !!

Maybe time for RNZYS to tell Dalts where to shove the cup and walk away from any it. Dalts is only looking after his bank balance.

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On 22/11/2021 at 9:31 AM, waikiore said:

Special General Meeting announced to follow the AGM that hasnt been had, A pity the CEO has announced the RNZYS position is to sell the cup offshore to Grants highest bidder before the members have even had a chance to vote on it !!

The AC is a "Money go round" with a sailing event attached every 4 years.

- its a ego fest of the rich

- it 3.99 years of dicking around, then in a blink its over

- its the GDP of a pacific island nation, without the moral fortitude

- its an environmental nightmare of petrochemical mixtures, hydrocarbon excesses, and rich people flashing their platinum cards while the poor clean up after them.

- its lost its subtlety.

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5 hours ago, chariot said:

Alinghi back in and Burling and Tuke haven't signed on with Dalts yet. 

Prolly holding back to see how much they are worth, hell if it meant a pay check where you wouldn’t have work too hard the rest of your life…….

Teams would be willing to have a bidding war over that sort of talent a la Coutts and Butterworth……

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Burling and Tuke couldn't sail for any of the major teams due to the new Nationality requirements. They could join an "Emerging Nation" team but these are at the discretion on ETNZ and I'd hazard a guess that would be vetoed. I'd say they are weighing up AC vs Olympics. 

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