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  1. The Next Boat-----2020

    “We have decided that we don't want to have a wing that has to be craned in an out because we want the boat to connect more with sailors outside of the America's Cup. Although the wing is really efficient and gives you a lot of control, it is not something that is ever going to be the norm on club racing boats. “We have been looking at ways of getting that same efficiency and controllability but with a rig that can be used without a crane - something that is hoistable. “Some sort of wing is possible, but it is just as likely that we will stay with a conventional rig. We are looking at a few options, and by the time the class rule is announced at the end of March, we will have an answer on that.”
  2. The Next Boat-----2020

    'We are really excited about it. We've worked on dozens of concepts across the scale. We are really pleased that we were able to get enough confidence with this one which is at the real high-performance end of the scale. We were keen to push this concept forward, both with our team and the guys at Luna Rossa. In the end, it was an easy decision.'
  3. AC36 Auckland NZ

    America's Cup: What Auckland can learn from San Francisco and Bermuda No city can do the America's Cup quite like Auckland does. But no city can get in the way of itself quite like Auckland does. But it is mostly the intangibles they reminisce about. The atmosphere. The vibe. The buzz. "The atmosphere was outstanding," enthuses US America's Cup writer Diane Swintal. "Auckland had it all: with the team bases right in the Viaduct area so fans could watch the boats go out (and some fan access areas at the bases themselves), all the restaurants, nightlife and hotels, and the ease of getting spectator boats, it really was the perfect America's Cup venue." Even Jimmy Spithill, the vanquished skipper of Oracle Team USA, has sung the praises of Auckland as a venue. "I started my America's Cup career in New Zealand, I've spent a lot of time in Auckland ... and let's face it, it's just such a fantastic venue for it, because people are just so into it and so passionate about it," Spithill told Newstalk ZB last month. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11945746
  4. AC36 Auckland NZ

    'If we don't extend into the harbour, we lose the Cup' New Zealand won't be able to host the America's Cup if it doesn't carry out contentious expansions into the Waitemata Harbour, a marine industry leader says. The NZ Marine Industry Association yesterday sent Auckland Council and the Government its wish-list for the America's Cup, which includes creating a superyacht haulout facility, extending Halsey St Wharf and creating additional wavebreaks around Wynyard Wharf. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11946565&ref=NZH_fb
  5. AC36 Auckland NZ

    she has no clue about anything
  6. AC36 Auckland NZ

    My view is Jacinda told David Parker that under no circumstances was her Govt going fund infrastructure that was going to take any more of the harbour. Hence the best option has been removed.
  7. The Next Boat-----2020

    VRsport.tv AC36 Exclusive - Richie McCaw appointed as Chief Design Consultant for the 36th America's Cup - he was quoted "We need more aggressive manoeuvres on the water and what could be better than a 'hand/foil' off when passing Sir Ben".... What's your take on the new monohull? #ShareThePassion #FoilOffNewRule
  8. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Da-Woody Do you know the story behind the demise of the Hog? It is not a pleasant one!
  9. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Exclusive: America's Cup plans face rethink The America's Cup base row appears to be heading back to the drawing board after a series of meetings between the Government, Auckland Council and Team New Zealand. Economic Development Minister David Parker spent four hours visiting the proposed sites on the waterfront before holding two meetings yesterday with Auckland mayor Phil Goff and Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton, among others. "I don't want to sound dictatorial but I am expecting to see some revised plans," said Parker, the minister responsible for the Cup. He said he had spoken of the need to value environmental services and not assume water space will be taken up with more piers. "We are not there yet. There is goodwill and some constructive suggestions made today by all the parties. We haven't struck a deal with Auckland Council and Team New Zealand but we are getting closer." Parker said the effective date for a decision is early January so documents can be prepared to start the planning process. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11945677
  10. AC36 Auckland NZ

    The America’s Cup, like Apec, won’t bring riches to the country by Bill Ralston / 14 November, 2017 during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, 133,000 fans visited here and spent some $387 million, but there was very little economic impact in the hospitality and accommodation sectors outside Auckland’s CBD. “displacement” theory: visitors who might otherwise come here put off their plans until the event was over because they did not want to be caught up in it. So, activity associated with the event replaced activity that would have normally taken place – rather than adding to it. http://www.noted.co.nz/money/economy/the-america-s-cup-like-apec-won-t-bring-riches-to-the-country/
  11. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Beware: Rabid socialist follows Minister of Sport and Recreation/Minister of Finance Grant Robertson talks to Tony Veitch about the government's plan for sport including America's Cup funding, free-to-air sport, and why he thinks Olympic medals are not a good measure of sporting success. AC at about 40% through - in conversation with Akld city - what are long term legacies? - what are economic benefits? - first briefing that fell on his desk - Goff pushing hard - Timeframe - no timeline yet http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/veitch-on-sport/audio/sport-minister-he-cant-make-promises-on-providing-free-to-air-sport/
  12. AC36 Auckland NZ

    America's Cup - Is Auckland set to repeat past Cup venue errors? The point that seems to be lost in the current debate is that America's Cup teams need to provide a very positive and stylish image for their sponsors and VIPs. They don't cut corners or scrimp on expenditure.So why would Auckland want to host a Series backed by Prada, one of the world's leading fashion and luxury goods houses, and then locate team bases and hospitality into a clutter of rusting silos?Early in the exercise to host the America's Cup in Auckland, civic leaders were quick to coat-tail off Emirates Team New Zealand's strategy of 'throwing out the ball as far as possible'. Now those fine words and aspirations seem to have given way to politics and appeasement and repeating the mistakes of others who preceded Auckland. http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Americas-Cup---Is-Auckland-set-to-repeat-past-Cup-venue-errors/158861?source=facebook
  13. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Nope. You have to look at it from the perspective of capital spend and other spend. Any capital spend on infrastructure leaves you with an asset (just look at the viaduct now - a result of the last defence in NZ). It is unlikely that NZ Govt nor Akld City would pay for TNZ although NZTE could sponsor TNZ from which they would get a return of profile, exposure (so it is not just giving money to TNZ) Any other expenditure on say hosting would be undertaken with a cost benefit approach. Hosting say foreign dignatories, and CEO's of large organisations would have a lasting benefit (some of which could come from Foreign Affairs budget). Stephen Tindall is not going to go to anyone and ask for a handout. He will present a case that provides a return (whether financial or otherwise). Without going into any detail this event is clearly a fantastic opportunity to present NZ, NZ marine industry, NZ hospitality, NZ tourism to a category of high net worth visitors.
  14. Team Australia

    Australia II’s feat can be repeated in America’s Cup says Tom Slingsby The long-term goal of the first Australian to be named World Sailor of the Year is to see the America’s Cup fought in the natural amphitheatre of Sydney Harbour. He would also like to see a Bledisloe Cup style competition battle with New Zealand raced in the lead up to the Cup. “I just need to find that national pride and spirit we saw in 1983, the type of backing the New Zealander’s give their All-Blacks and their sailing.” “The last America’s Cup was all about power to weight ratio and all our grinders were 98 kilos, but with more traditional sailing we will need lighter and women could be an option with their tactical ability and steering expertise. “I would like to see a woman sailing. It is an old boys club.” http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/swoop/australia-iis-feat-can-be-repeated-in-americas-cup-says-tom-slingsby/news-story/9d5c7b1ae1f17a0dd3083f43fae4a0c0 The Bledisloe Cup for those not from round here, held up by Sir Richie!
  15. AC36 Auckland NZ

    I like this one - but they all look like will really add some more spice to the waterfront in Akld http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/news/2017/11/five-base-options-proposed-for-america-s-cup/