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  1. The Profit

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    What about the money owed? Who pays that?
  2. The Profit

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    America's Cup Protocol v7 9.1 "...the yacht of a challenging yacht club be constructed in the country of the challenging yacht club..." Prada Cup Conditions (COR 13) 3.1 "The Protocol and AC75 Class Rule define the eligibility of Competitors, Yachts and Crew."
  3. The Profit

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    The arbitration panel is an independent group of 3 international judges with esteemed careers. If they decide to allow the request, I can assure you their careers will be over.
  4. The Profit

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    A round robin is a set of races, not a competitor. Attachment 1 says there will be 4 round robins, 1 winner and 2 remaining teams in semis.
  5. The Profit

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Prada Cup race format just published by COR. It refers to only 3 challengers. (page 6 of 8 in attached under Round-Robin Stage) Conditions.pdf?dl=0
  6. The Profit

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Canfield and Buckley did a Zoom meeting with Cruisers dinner group at LBYC a few weeks ago. While the club leadership is still silent to the members a full 9 months after last announcement asking for money, the Cruisers got S+S to do the Zoom. Buckley (from NYC) acknowledged he, his wife and newborn all had COVID earlier in the year. They would not answer direct questions about status of boat. Only said it would be done, and likely coming to NZ by air. Also acknowledged no crew yet, but they were having a crew "combine" at LBYC starting August 1, and would soon have a "big announcement" on new athletes from other sports. LBYC currently is closed due to Covid 19 so not sure how that will work out. Also, a non sailor on the Zoom asked would they be using the Catalina 37s to train, the answer was "No, we will be in Moths." When asked direct question about sponsors, would not answer. It does not take a mathematician. My honest belief is that the longer S+S is "entered", it must help with periodic threshold payments from NZ govt to ETNZ, but maybe no matter now with the financial investigation and funds cut off.
  7. The Profit

    yellow fever

    Always be careful about who you bring on a beercan race.
  8. The Profit

    not fun

    Probably under 50 feet. No pedestal.
  9. The Profit

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    You only need 2 out of 4 to qualify LGBT. If transgender, you can race alone and qualify for doublehanded.
  10. The Profit

    what once was

    Mr. Clean got a real job.
  11. The Profit

    don't mock me

    Stars+Stripes making progress on the plug for hull #1
  12. The Profit

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    At this point, the only way S+S can keep going is for ETNZ and LR to mutually agree to amend the Protocol and NOR, which they can do. If they do, their next hurdle will be the protests from AM NYYC and INEOS. Then it will go to the arbitration panel. While they are at it, they could change the constructed in country rule (again if both agree to change the protocol, they can), and let S+S sail ETNZ boat #1. I am curious..... what do you all think is a realistic time line to: 1. Build a hull and deck in Michigan 2. Install foil arm systems 3. Rig and sails 4. Install fittings, hardware, winch systems and electronics 5. Launch 6. Sea Trial 7. Pack it all up and ship it to Auckland 8. Unload it 9. Training and Practice 10. Be ready to race on December 17 2020 for Auckland ACWS event (10.5 months from now)
  13. The Profit

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Way worse for the members of LBYC. The club Flag officers are silent on anything. No announcements of any kind, but they did send out a letter asking for donations. Pretty big blow to the reputation of a great club. They F---ed up so bad on this they are frozen and have no idea what to do. Maybe afraid of being named in a lawsuit. LBYC had it's installation of flag officers for 2020 last weekend. Not one word on S+S. LBYC is sadly turning into a banquet facility with most members not into sailing or boating. The few sailors left there see the whole AC thing as a huge embarrassment.
  14. The Profit

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    There's got to be at least one powerboat with topless women. Where is it?
  15. The Profit

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    New J0 on Commanche. Perfect for this TWS TWA