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  1. smackdaddy

    SailGP 2020

    Yeah - what sail4 said. Clew - the reason I pointed this out was not to draw support-hosed old men out of their lawnchairs, but to illustrate the importance and financial potential of global events like UFC, SailGP, etc. The fact that, as your article points out, so much money has moved into all this clearly shows that potential - as do the acquisitions and valuations. As you look at those numbers - remember this is freakin' sailing we're talking about as part of that milieu. We are all living through something that will be talked about for a very, very, very long time in the history books. And it's hitting absolutely everyone. That's the point.
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    SailGP 2020

    PS - to illustrate the reality of things, Endeavor just announced significant layoffs.
  3. smackdaddy

    SailGP 2020

    I don't think there will be - nor really should there be - any racing for a good while. It's just too risky to bring that many people from all over the world together (teams, crews, support, production, etc.). This is not about spectator crowds - it's about that. So, though I'll be (am) disappointed if the whole thing is called off for this year, I would completely understand and support it. I'm not worried about the future of SailGP.
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    Good Bye 2021 Americas CUP ...... RIP

    I have no doubt the Kiwi taxpayers will be happy to shovel another couple-hundred-mil into this thing to extend another year. After all, what could possibly compete for all the surplus government and corporate money sloshing around these days?
  5. smackdaddy

    SailGP 2020

    I was in Pensacola. Beaches, bars, and babes. It was awesome. But I think I might have caught a cold or something.
  6. smackdaddy

    SailGP 2020

    This one?
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    Team NYYC

    It's this kind of deep insight and wisdom that keeps me coming back.
  8. smackdaddy

    Team NYYC

    Heh. Good point. This has meltdown written all over it.
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    Team NYYC

    In the process of building and actually finishing are two very different things. The supply and labor chains are clearly affected. There are a lot of systems on these boats. And if these ACWS events are all shut down, you also don't have the testing to prove out everything for your B2. I'm not saying it will happen - but it very well could.
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    Team NYYC

    Time to change the protocol. ACWS and YAC events ain't gonna happen. And I'm also wondering if we're going to see B2s
  11. smackdaddy

    SailGP 2020

    Agreed. This is one of the best additions I've seen since LiveLine itself. It really helps the broader audience understand what's happening with the boat. And with all this data coming off the boats, I'm sure they will continue to devise cool, new ways to leverage it. One of the benefits of having a data-driven tech force behind it.
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    Youth America's Cup

    We'll see PeanutJelly&Butter. I just have my doubts - for very good reason.
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    Team NYYC

    What I've been saying over the last year plus around here has been pretty damn accurate - judging by the facts. So when you use the term "correct"...
  14. smackdaddy

    Team NYYC

    Only KiWhingersTM. And that's a self-selecting group. So I don't know what to tell you.
  15. smackdaddy

    Team NYYC

    And yet every thread I start (or participate in) becomes the most viewed in the forum. It's always been that way. So, at the end of the day, no one really ignores me. And the only "void" I ever shout into is the one between the ears of KiWhingersTM. I like the angsty echo. Heh.