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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. AC36 - The Venue

    I tell you one thing I've learnt from Pacice is that Tauranga must have some amazing weed!
  2. AC36 - The Venue

    A rare moment of agreement! :-)
  3. AC36 - The Venue

    It's Prada's responsibility to organise the challengers and associated event, but ETNZ/RNZYS are hosts and are responsible for securing the location and space to make the event a success in AKL - thats why you saw ETNZ at the Auckland council meeting, not LR...
  4. AC36 - The Venue

    Ok so I charge you for a cabin - it still smaller than mine...
  5. AC36 - The Venue

    ETNZ needs to provide suitable space for each team, which it has done. Whether or not it chooses to take extra space for its own is entirely up to them. How much space did Oracle have in SF? Those three buildings that lead to the ETNZ compound make up the Maritime Museum, and you can see Aotearoa now at the end as part of the innovation hub. So I think this innovation hub area will be quite distinct from the actual boat yard area. When I win the lottery and invite you on my superyacht I hope you aren't going to complain that your cabin is smaller than mine! ;-)
  6. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Even with Option B the plan looks pretty fucking fantastic!
  7. AC36 - The Venue

    Pot meet kettle... The majority of your posts are pissing about stealing harbours and complaints about hosting fees - you're clearly not even the AC fan you pretend to be... you are just a nimby nomd (not in my back yard, not on my dime). Fair enough I suppose but don't accuse others of needing to lighten up when you don't appear to have much enthusiasm for anything that I can see
  8. Team UK

    This is unfair - his relationship with the likes of BA and TT is the same as it is with his fellow team members - he calls a spade a spade, and a fucking ugly one if he thinks it is ugly. His beef with BA and TT for example was specific to the London Agreement and the influence it had on their decisions post-signing. Outside of that he is as he is on any other topic. He didn't even turn on BA after the crash! Fucking iceman niceguy Barker gave BA more stick. LE on the other hand wasn't just one incident, it was a fucking prolonged garotting that nearly killed ETNZ and GD. Why should GD accept his hand without even an apology included. Fuck that guy. "I tried to kill you, but you not only survived, but won so we can now be friends?" Fuck off. In the words of Omar
  9. AC36 Auckland NZ

    What an earth are you on about?
  10. AC36 Auckland NZ

    I think they thought they would give it a shove, but wouldn't die in the ditch and get what they need. "Cranes" is a 'metaphor' for "lots of big gear", because councillors aren't up with the play in regards to DB talking about a hoist-able sail... they won't get called on it... ;-)
  11. AC36 - The Venue

    Council voted - Halsey Wharf extension is out
  12. AC36 Auckland NZ

    We manage to keep with the SF sophisticates after-all eh ;-)
  13. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Sooo depressing... these people... their poor thought processes... their axes to grind... their relishing of a moment to pontificate as if it was powerful...
  14. 1. Hydro/battery foil management etc proposed to be one design - so no money pit there chasing complex tech rabbit-holes. Will also result in increased reliability as tech is being tested and bottomed out by all competitors, so any breakage, design faults found and rectified across the fleet 2. What traditions? Great big impressive monohulls that push racing forward and close racing? I don't think we can predict this, we'll have to wait and see out on the water as you say with #5 4. What do you mean 'lower the barrier' I don't think ETNZ wanted this - they wanted more competitors, which isn't actually the same thing. It might be a higher barrier, but one that there is more interest in crossing by the likes of NYYC etc. But again, not sure until we see the class rule to know what is one design and what isn't, but given a one-design soft-wing sail, and hydro tech, you could argue you then just need to design your single hull and foils and get on with it.