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  1. AC36 - The Venue

    Did you read far enough to see the NZ poll questions and results? Both are surprising: Would you prefer to — Pay $1 for a night with a BFF sheep with nice eyes named Baasil [70%] OR — Pay $1 for one square inch of a massive, 220m x 45m concrete extension built onto the end of Halsey Street Wharf in Auckland? [27%]
  2. AC36 - The Venue

    Yep, that got pointed in the article too. The third para of this is encouraging: A Team New Zealand spokesman questioned whether poll participants were shown the latest plan. If they were not shown the plan, one needed to ask who wrote the questions, who paid for the poll and why were they phrased as they were, he said. The spokesman said they would continue with accelerated and positive meetings with the council and Government, saying rapid and constructive progress is being made.
  3. For sale America's Cup Charters - Excursions & Charters https://www.bizquest.com/business-for-sale/americas-cup-charters-excursions-and-charters/BW1483518/
  4. AC36 - The Venue

    SSOH Poll http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12014364
  5. Oracle Team USA

    is right, ask even GD
  6. Oracle Team USA

    They did a great job of leapfrogging ETNZ’s foiler, and a great job of then going with a truly foiling-intentioned AC50 - the fastest course racers in AC History. ’the vision they had of fast, foiling boats.’ is the same path that ETNZ is also pursuing - thankfully!
  7. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Yes, I agree that above 14 knts Artemis had a great shot at them. SBTJ may also have been close but they did have Holroyd’s foil designs so who knows?
  8. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    In the current Protocol, as it stands so far, the CoR has a LOT of power compared to any other Challengers. So much so that (with their tight friend, Defender ETNZ’s acquiescence) they could conceivably force AC36 to be a Match between just the two of them - through mutually agreed rules changes as things progress during this cycle. But some history, from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/America's_Cup For the 1970 America's Cup, interest in challenging was so high that the NYYC allowed the Challenger of Record (the original yacht club presenting the challenge accepted for the match) to organize a regatta among multiple challengers with the winner being substituted as challenger and going on to the cup match. This innovation has been used ever since, except for the default deed of gift matches in 1988 and 2010.
  9. Team NZ

    I think you should stop worrying yourself about what I should be doing If you are concerned about spin in the CNN segment then feel free to tell them ALL ABOUT HERBIE! And about CROOKED RACE OFFICIALS. And explain to them how EVERYBODY IS OUT TO GET ETNZ!!! Lmao - you dumbass!
  10. AC36 - The Venue

    Yeah, right! Lol Actually, the guy who is most in tune with all this appears to be Todd Niall. But it’s pretty easy to make the case that more Point development is favorable to the big wharf extensions that most everyone is against, IF, IF the Point sites can be cleaned up and redeveloped in a reasonable timeframe. For one, the potentially months-long legal roadblocks that could otherwise ensue; VHH has already gone happily down that long road over the Viaduct. The timeframe is almost certainly not as tight as the ‘by late 2019’ RG keeps as his argument. GD/ETNZ are Exhibit A for how teams are likely to rock up just 2 or 3 months before the CSS (late 2020) and even LR has already announced exactly that timeframe for themselves. So there MAY be time enough to get the Point sites sorted. This latest Plan has potential - as even ETNZ reluctantly admitted. It could be a pretty darn nice AC Village if they are able to get things sorted in short enough order.
  11. AC36 - The Venue

    The link RG was taking issues with https://beehive.govt.nz/release/decision-closer-america’s-cup-venue ’Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Mr Parker and Mayor Goff have stated they are committed to limiting the intrusion into the harbour, while achieving a word class venue for the Cup event.’
  12. AC36 - The Venue

    To PM Jacinda too by most accounts.
  13. Team NZ

    Nope, but then you could listen for yourself if you cared. Decent enough video, well produced. The subject of the light conditions being a decided advantage to ETNZ was brought up a lot during the AC35 Match by media of all stripes and including in the live race commentary. Perhaps you didn’t listen to that either.
  14. Team NZ

    Mainsail Video https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2018/03/15/emirates-team-new-zealand-americas-cup-cycle-mainsail-march-2018-spc-spt.cnn America's Cup: How Team NZ won in Bermuda In 2013, Emirates Team New Zealand had their hearts broken when they lost an 8-1 lead to lose to ORACLE Team. The journey to their 2017 redemption is epic. Source: CNN

    Must be that small Cay near Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas, have seen pigs swimming out there who look just like that - Slow