Skipstone

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  1. Skipstone

    Team NYYC

    Seems a bit pointless trying to multi quote 10 different posts from the past couple of days into a single post. I simply replied to each... at least there's no doubting what message I was responding to with each. But if it's poor form of me to post 5 or 6 times in succession, I'll just not post. Point taken. Right now, I need this like I need a hole in the head so will probably just retreat to the shadows and watch the forums scroll by.
  2. Skipstone

    Team NYYC

    So you weren't slapping me then...? Oh, what's that you say? Actually... you were...? That's kinda what I thought. So... I've been looking to see whether I can restrict a user or users from viewing my posts... So far as I can see, the poster doesn't have that option - seems only the reader can block posts by selected others from appearing on their forum feed. Maybe you could do me a favour and do that for my posts. Or if it does exist, tell me where the option can be found as I'll gladly apply it for you. Cheers.
  3. Skipstone

    Team NYYC

    Date I suggest... perhaps also why American syndicates have a pretty winning record in matters that make it that far...
  4. Skipstone

    Team NYYC

    Never mind. I just won't post if it upsets your sensibilities so. Or perhaps you could just not read what I post. I really really really appreciate discussing this in open forum...
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    More Teams = Better Event (Usually)

    One hand people are complaining that the AC75 doesn't have relevance to the sailing masses because it's simply alien.... pushed the design envelope out too far, beyond the ability of most to fathom how to sail it... let alone sail one. On the other hand, that double skin sails (which might have a wider role in more everyday vessels of the future) should be replaced by solid wings... because outright performance, impact on budget and impact on vessel resilience in the face of unplanned manoeuvres are less important than outright performance and shooting for the design stars. All it says... is if there's 10 onlookers there will be at least 11 perspectives....
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    Team NYYC

    Look to the deed to see who presides over legal issues pertaining to the Americas Cup... the New York Supreme Court is the court of first instance...
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    INEOS Team GB

    Welcome to the Americas Cup... Sign up and ride the roller coaster... Or shut up and get off... - Rules weren't too late. And to the Defender (and to a lesser extent the CoR) go the (earned) spoils... - Arms and FCS late... Look to the CoR for that... that's a Challenger f'up and affected everyone, ETNZ probably most as the others at least had mule programs - Wind limits late... Look to CoR for that also... Yes ETNZ also involved, but CoR tried to strong-arm, their own selfish position (perhaps owing to structural design issues) without even communicating with the other challengers as they knew the others would likely be amenable to ETNZ's wind limits. - Cagliari cancelled. (And Portsmouth) ... So??? The worst affected were ETNZ. The least affected were AM and CoR who simply carried on more or less BaU - sailing restrictions in Sardinia not withstanding for a time (giving CoR opportunity to 'fix' LR). - Uncertainty about getting to NZ.... Toughen up, buttercup. That's out of most everyone's control. In one sense be thankful the cup wasn't to be held in one of the other challenging nation's waters... It would already be looking like being cancelled. And in terms of fair and honourable, it's only right that ETNZ as defender end up on the right side of this issue - especially after the inequity of the impact of the cancellation of the ACWS events on ETNZ's ability to sail Te Aihe.
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    Team NYYC

    More pertinent point being that CoR would need some reasonable prospect of succeeding in any action...
  9. Skipstone

    Team NYYC

    4 hours ago, smackdaddy said: “For the moment I would say no, because there is no element indicating that the races can be postponed. The more pertinent point perhaps is that the current protocol provides no basis for a postponement of the event. Yes, D/CoR could put heads together and agree a postponement, but with at least a 6 month deferral required under the provisions of the deed in lieu of a northern hemisphere re-location which I think we can all safely assume won't be on the ETNZ agenda, the impacts on budgets and a means of ensuring fairness across the participants would need to be considered.
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    Team NYYC

    There wasn't one for Portsmouth - it was cancelled by the organisers. https://emirates-team-new-zealand.americascup.com/en/news/440_STATEMENT-REGARDING-THE-CANCELLATION-OF-EMIRATES-ACWS-PORTSMOUTH-EVENT.html
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    Team NYYC

    Don't be so sure... In the hands of the American courts... anything would be possible.
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    Team NYYC

    Actually... only their event planning management team got shot-canned as you put it, not their sailing/syndicate management. And to be fair there was little need for them by then, with no Cagliari or Portsmouth.
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    Team NYYC

    Actually... the teams may well have hands tied... from ETNZ on out through the CoR and other challengers. No issue of honour involved. Without changes to the protocol (and there are real and pressing limits to what changes might readily be accommodated given you'd be looking at a min 6 month delay if not sailed in the NZ summer of 2021) the status quo is maintained, challenging competitors present ad ready to sail or not. So, on that footing AC36 probably comes to fruition -sailed or not - in March 2021. Then perhaps on to AC37 in March 2023 (assuming the AC75's are preserved)...for a complete challenge cycle.
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    Team NYYC

    Yes, there is such a provision, but it was included prior to ETNZ securing the commitment of the NZ government and Auckland City Council to provide the infrastructure they wished to have in place to support bases, spectators, viewing etc for AC36. At its simplest the gambit was.. come to the party with infrastructure or we'll go sail this in Italy. (I think the Middle East was also mooted at one point but from memory only the location of the CoR made it into the document) - and the reference to dates was to ensure that regardless which hemisphere the event was sailed in, it would not be sailed in winter conditions.
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    Team NYYC

    Level One is only contemplated being returned to following completion of 28 days straight with no new cases... As of today that day count reset once more with one new case recorded.So yes, in all probability at least July, possibly August. All continuing to go well. The 14 day quarantine undergone by NZ'ers might be a 28 day one for Non-Australian international guests fwiw.
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    Team NYYC

    A super challenging team as you put it, racing under the banner of a NZ yacht club would not make a head to head race for the cup at all. At best, a defender series... and an odd one at that....
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    CO-DESIGN COORDINATOR Martin Fischer © CARLO BORLENGHI Born in Celle (Germany) in 1962, Martin studied physics and holds a PhD in geophysics. For 14 years he has been working on the design of hulls and appendages for numerous projects, including beach catamarans (F18, A-Cat, C-Cat), ocean racing multihulls (Groupama-2/3, Sodebo, Banque Populaire) and was also involved in a Volvo Ocean Race campaign (Groupama-4). This is his second America’s Cup with team Luna Rossa.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    In this you are being a troll.... plain and simple. Making comments you can't or have no intention of backing up, and diverting even when questioned directly for substantiation of your view.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    And why don't you answer the question posed... rather than revisiting ancient history for the nth time for cheap, petty and irrelevant point scoring - as you're unfortunately wont to do? Why is LR not end-plating in the first photo in your mind? And why is LR end-plating in your opinion in the photos you subsequently shared? Perhaps we could all learn something.
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    Corona Virus

    And on that, I will say I disagree. I'm not sure how much better Obama would have handled this, but he was patently better prepared and more capable than Trump on many fronts. He led the political framework rather than decrying and dismantling important pieces of it, he trusted his experts and back their best judgement, he maintained national action plans for pandemic - formulated and operated by the best and brightest in the field, and he understood the role of the federal government in facilitating and co-ordinating a unified state response... Had Trump done so, he'd have radically improved his election chances, rather than have his sons running around decrying CoViD-19 as something that wrecked his chances and which no-one could hope to navigate successfully. Others have already proven that wrong... unfortunately for Trump it is too late for him to, and most of the responsibility for that can be laid directly at his door. The election will be... interesting...
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    Corona Virus

    OK, so not 90,973 deaths blamed on one man then. Probably a legitimate case to be made that you could pin 60,000 or so on him though. And growing. It may be the mandate of each State to fight the fight, but any sense of strategy, unity, leadership, or co-ordinated response just plain failed to happen. And it wasn't just a vacuum that was left, but warring states, competing messaging, governmental urging no less of the breakdown of law and order, artificial price wars created by the absence of federal leadership, and untrained politico /failed business figures trying to talk it round while re-writing history by the minute with a looming election front of mind. And all the while health workers progressively worked on - mostly without the protection they need and deserve. And more people die than need to. And will likely keep dying. This is a compete and utter failure of the highest order. Or perhaps lowest.
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    Corona Virus

    PM's/Presidents that listen to scientists/experts would be a positive step in more countries than you'd think should need to be educated on the point.
  23. Pretty apparent why.... if you have a big enough reputation, the right backers, or just plain yell loud enough for long enough, you might convince the umpires of just about anything... and get yourself out of jail. Not so sure that'd still work... but back then Cayard was far from the only party to resort to Plan 'C', so clearly it was a go-to when things were close and backs were to the wall.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    And the winner of the AC75 High Jump is....
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Now, if we can just level up that flight control, the cavitation issue's behind us....