Rennmaus

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    Teams?

    Ha, certainly not. The sooner the toy boats are forgotten, the better. That doesn't mean that I like the current boat, but we'll see...
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Thank you for pointing me to this thread. A couple of years ago I read the D. Crowhurst saga and watched the documentary. Unsettling stuff. Now this year's edition... What a stupid race, but so good in its difference, especially after the VOR. Loveable. Big fun, hopefully not with a Crowhust end.
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    Teams?

    Bold: Not quite: I said that I wish for unlimited design, à la AC33. But others (GD) wished for lots of challengers, hence a scaled-up TP52 or AC50 would have helped to meet that requirement (not mine, GDs). Hence GD is the master of this Cup with his decisions, he made a decision that led to his requirement to fail. As for the rest: I am pretty sure that the boat was wanted by GD at least as much as by PatBert. No poodling here. This. This too. Thank you, but this is the protocol, while I was talking about the DoG. CiC (and "constructed") is unfortunately not defined in the DoG, therefore I challenged Oracle's and to a certain extend ETNZ's interpretation in their protocols. It's an academic discussion as long as the NYSC does not rule on it, but I need that trolling every now and then. Eloquently put, if you read of = have
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Brunel's take on the finish: Baaaaahhhhhh, I'm suffering from TEARS (Tracker Excessive Attention Retention Syndrome), TM @~HHN92~. It's so bad that I even started to post in AC Anarchy again.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    The Scally recap:
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    Teams?

    Of course, an unlimited design contest with strict CiC would be my wet dream, but then nobody should complain that there would be only one Challenger - if at all. We had that in AC33, and it was perfect. But I think we were talking about how to get more participants into the game, no? Right.
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    Teams?

    Right, or scaled-up TP52s. The design would have been standard, well known and proven, and the real money spent for the smallest advantages. So, the rich teams would have spent rich anyway, but the poorer teams would at least have a chance to enter at all... to gain experience, convince additional sponsors with a good performance, and with a bit of luck or knowledge score the one or other point.
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    Teams?

    Right, CiC as such is not MCable. It is/was bent and broken, because "constructed" is not defined and Defenders interpret it for their advantage, but it can't be waived altogether.
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    Teams?

    Hahaha, unfortunately not . I forgot to apply the sarcasm color, sorry. You are right, right, right. sarcasm and a hint at the irrational things going on in the US <- sarcasm color
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    Teams?

    Implicit, got it . I still think, my interpretation is as good as anyone's. We need to agree to disagree here, but I'm "having" a good time.
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    Teams?

    I cannot follow you. There is no "or" between build and form an idea. According to above, "constructed" means "build", "form...", "draw...". It has different meanings, that's all.
  12. Rennmaus

    Teams?

    Good article, except "And so it was until the 2003 Match when the Kiwis changed the Deed to remove the Nationality clause." I hate it when an actually informative piece is tarnished by errors of this magnitude. Diminishes the credibility of the author. Bold: Well, currently it looks like pure nationalism in sourcing, build and retail is the way to go, especially in the USA. Never say never...
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    Teams?

    I don't concern myself with anything relating the AC. It's just a disappointment after all this tradition and "real sense of the DoG" talk we had to endure by two Defenders in a row now. The original Tradition was "we build better boats than you", an clearly national affair. Do with this information what you want. EDIT: For once I agree with @Tornado-Cat. Thanks for the additional view back.
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    Teams?

    I don't see how that is not the case. Bold mine, from the link: construct 1 Build or make (something, typically a building, road, or machine) ‘a company that constructs oil rigs’ 1.1 Form (an idea or theory) by bringing together various conceptual elements. ‘poetics should construct a theory of literary discourse’ 1.2 Grammar Form (a sentence) according to grammatical rules. ‘these rules tell us how to construct a grammatical sentence in a given language’ 1.3 Geometry Draw or delineate (a geometrical figure) accurately to given conditions. ‘construct a square equal in area to a given circle’ But my post was more about the the whole tradition thing anyway, so it makes no sense to just pick on one half sentence. Constructed is more than just a couple of inches of carbon fiber laminated somewhere, and national boat IP will not come from an Italian designer in New Zealand.
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    Teams?

    Now we're "having" it again. Why not simply apply common sense for a change? What may "constructed" mean? For a boat? Certainly not that just a fraction of the carbon fiber is laminated in country. It rather means "designed and built". Applying Oxford Dict - not too far away from common sense: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/construct BTW, the nationality of the sailors is not mentioned in the DoG either. What annoys and disappoints me is that ETNZ was/is talking about restoring the tradition and blah blah blah, but they are no better than Oracle. They focus on the nationality of the sailors, which may have become tradition at a certain point in time, instead of the true tradition of having the national IP flow into the boat and show the challenger (from the other nation/country) superior design and build capabilities. Sigh, the AC is just a marketing instrument, and not even good at that, so maybe the Ross-idiot should have his way...