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  1. maxmini

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    He’s been a patron of tennis for at least the past decade .
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    That is a great photo thanks for posting . I would be smiling too f I had just accomplished " the greatest comeback in the history of sport "
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    " The jury found that de Ridder instructed Bryce Ruthenberg, a rigger from Australia, and boat builder Andrew Walker to add the lead weight. All three men were expelled from the regatta. Sailor Matt Mitchell, a grinder from New Zealand, has been suspended for four races. " So it looks like one Dutch fellow, one Aussie and two from NZ . That looks like 50% to me . On a side note what do you think Larry did to persuade those two to give up their NZ sporting ways we hear so much about and throw those five lbs of lead around ? Threats of bodily harm or perhaps the kidnapping of their favorite ewe ? Inquiring minds want to know
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Out of curiosity did they ever let Andrew Walker and Matt Mitchell. back in New Zealand or are they banned for life due to being 50% of the " cheat " crew?
  5. maxmini

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    That would be cheating on the rules and we know that would never happen
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    What does rehashing " the greatest comeback in the history of sport " have to do with the thread topic. The past few pages have been dealing with an entirely different event and things from the past . This tread is pertaining to the future.
  7. maxmini

    AC36 CLASS RULE

    If two boats happen to lock foils during a prestart miscalculation one or both could be out of action for a significant amount of time.
  8. maxmini

    Teams?

    Three challengers in previous cup events was once seen as a sign that the event was a failure but suddenly it’s a good thing ? Try telling that to those in power in the city that were promised a far larger financial return than what they will receive . Instead of “ all black “ they might be seeing “ all red “. Come to think of it that might end up being the header for one or more scathing editorials in the local press.
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    Teams?

    The city of Auckland for one . With less than half the teams showing up that were expected the monetary value of the event is seriously diminished . The local establishments , bars especially , will all see far less income than what they may have been expecting based on more successful AC’s. The pie in the sky numbers that were thrown about when the wooing of the city was going on will not come close to being achieved . The only good news is that it will be much easier to accomadate the few teams that do actually show up space wise in the harbor .
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    Teams?

    I don’t stop in too often but I have to admit and say that the thread has taken a turn towards reality with the posts by Ren and 2Newts etc. ET was going in the rite direction towards regaining some of the interest from the sailing community but blew it with the foils . Now they are wondering why almost no one wants to come play .The AC lost relevancy and interest of both competitors and fans ever since they gained a hull and foils .
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    Teams?

    Well the good news is that they will only need half the compounds they thought they were going to need in NZ . The locals that were against any water/land grabs by the AC should be over joyed with a grand total of 4 teams It will cut down on the expected revenu for the town and its residents by a good bit but who’s counting ?
  12. NZL 20 was on of two NZ boats we sailed against in the Sausalito Cup series for two seasons on San Francisco Bay . It’s a shame to see her in such a sorry state .
  13. maxmini

    Second US Team

    Got it , thanks .
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    Second US Team

    How does the distinct possibility of a second Italian team fit that issue ?
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    As we are all entitled to our opinions my take on Larry leaving is a bit different than yours . When questions arose during AC 34 as to how long might Larry play the AC game I said several times that I thought he would play until he became bored or lost or both . He has been to the " top " of the mountain twice and certainly has nothing else to prove . The fact that after ten years someone moves on to another quest can not be written off to revenge. It was easy to see during the last Cup that he was losing interest, he was less involved and the team actually had , God forbid , a budget of all things. We will never know of course but had Oracle won I would have given it 50/ 50 odds whether Larry would have stayed in the game . The old BOY has a LOT going on and time is running out . With that kind of money you want to grab all the gusto you can and after ten years anything gets stale when you have so many other choices. The AC 50s are pocket change compared to the AC Cup and he obviously still enjoys sailing to a degree but just not enough to go after somethings hes already done, TWICE .