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  1. maxmini

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Haven't been around for a couple of weeks and I think Russ and Larry owe you a great deal of gratitude for continuing to keep this thread lively . Well played !
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    Foils fail.

    There have been very few reports of airplanes hitting dolphins or sea turtles while underway .
  3. maxmini

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    If you take this elsewhere this forum/thread will boil down to a few posts a day at most and half of those will be about AC 34 its been by far the most active thread here for months now , if it annoys you just ignore it and spend more time checking in with all those teams dieing to get into the REAL AC ,
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    Third(!) Italian team

    You need a second team before you can have a third . The “ second “ team has been quite silent for a good bit of time now .
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    So you of all people are saying that they learned something from the Kiwis and then did it better than the kiwis could ever do ? If what they learned was such a speed advantage why wasn’t it the same for the guys they supposedly learned it from ?
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    “ HE “ was fucked over ? “ HE “ was barely involved as was noted here many times . “ HIS “ employees and program on a reduced budget lost a regatta . “ HE “ has other Interests which are obviously more important than things he’s already conquered. The final undeniable fact , even for the most misguided “ fan” such as yourself , is that if Larry hated anything to do with NZ and the AC he certainly would not have supported nor continue to support and expand his presence in the NZ boat building community . You don’t spend millions of dollars helping those you “ hate “. The only hate here is what you must feel not liking a guy that is helping to feed and cloth so many of your countryman. Give up on the spite and revenge motive it’s only making two or three of you look bad especially when some of you guaranteed to us that this series would never some about in the first place . Not only is it here and building it’s the most talked about topic in the forum . If it wasn’t for this you would be back talking about the non existent “ Herbie “.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    With the possible exception of you and two or three others on here your contention that Larry spent another good bit of change to fund a separate sailing series to “ spite “ the AC would have merit but for two glaring facts . One as previously was previously alluded to that no one would spend that kind of money out of spite for something especially if and this is the most important part , he had already won the damn thing TWICE ! He has been to the AC , won it , got the T Shirt and was ready to move on . What else does he possibly have to prove as he’s already been a part of “ the greatest comeback in the history of sport “ so why stick around just to do what he’s done TWICE just to try and do it again ? It was asked as far back as AC 33 how long did we thing Larry would stay in the game and I said that he would stick it out as long as it interested him . You could see he was losing interest during 35 and was mostly going through the motions perhaps mostly because as the cup holder he felt an obligation . He was rarely around , the budget was restricted and it was obvious the push wasn’t there . It’s obvious he still likes the sailing game but the AC isn’t what it once was and he’s ready for something new . We should all be grateful for the GP50 program because if it wasn’t this forum would be dead as hell and not to mention the nice chunk of change being thrown around in NZ by the 100+ workers during the past 12 months . Look at the post activity and with 19 pages and counting it’s obvious where the vast majority of interest is . If you thought he had a hard on for NZ and the AC he shure as hell would not be supporting over 100 of its citizens , countless local suppliers and the economy in general for the past year and continuing to expand his operation . Take the blinders off and find another crusade this one is just a non starter .
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Depending on how narrow minded your view point is one might think that having a NZ firm employing over 100 people for over a year might be a good thing for the local economy .
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    The “ Big Brother “ ? Big Brother to whom exactly ? Certainly not to anywhere near the percentage of the actual sailing community they had a dozen years ago . The best the AC can hope for is to ramp up interest to the here today gone tomorrow Xgames crowd and that is years away . For the next coupl,e of years the only ones interested in following the AC will be the foiling crowd and perhaps NEw Zealanders and those numbers are a fraction of what it used to be . Yes this is a generalization to a degree but just swing by most any yacht club and try to strike up a AC related conversation . The blank stare should tell you all you need to know .
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    We can most likely cut the post count by 5 to10 a day from a certain member saying that there is no way this will ever happen
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    This should be looked at as plus for the NZ economy . The well established boat building community which has grown year by year due in great part do to a VERY favorable $$$ exchange rate is well situated to handle the fleets needs . The dollars flowing into the area will help mitigate the lower than expected income from the AC due to a smaller number of participants what what was planned on .
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    With as short of a time that this thread has been here it’s far and away the most active . With 44,000 + views and 15 pages of comments if you moved it this place would be a dead zone . Case in point other than this topic the last comment was on Tuesday and it’s thursday noon PST as I post this .
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    This thread already has as many pages and more posts that the AC venue thread which had a six months head start . When or if it gets moved things will be quiet around here for a good bit yet . Not a whole lot to talk about currently . Better this than nothing perhaps ?
  14. Thank you Kiwi, I’ll be in town for that one .