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  1. AC36 Auckland NZ

    FWIW, there hasn't been a single article in the Italian press speculating about this - nobody thinks it's remotely possible
  2. AC36 Auckland NZ

    ^ In fact, what about Tauranga?
  3. The Next Boat-----2020

    They must have, since the purpose of Bertelli's meeting in Milan these days with Bertarelli and other aspiring challengers is supposed to be a pre-view of what will be shown to the world on Nov 30
  4. The Next Boat-----2020

    MHINO? So, it seems Bertelli keeps the initiative in being the one who discloses boat outline to possible stakeholders (ugh!). If the piece is to be believed, Bernasconi's most extreme option would have been selected
  5. AC36 - The Venue

    Oops, beg pardon The six-team H-W layout looks good. As an aside, nobody has critiqued yet the two-boat base area requirement, or if indeed that's warranted other than for ETNZ
  6. Geniuses on The Right

    Who cares? Never had a satisfactory espresso in the US anyway, not even from #2 Son's bell-and-whistles Gaggia - got to be the water
  7. AC36 - The Venue

    To me, the Halsey option deal breaker would seem to be: if a decision has to be taken very shortly, how could it be selected when there are just four teams confirmed/likely? If no other team showed up subsequently, it would be a terrible waste. The H-H-W solution, instead, has the advantage of being modular: the bases on W could be optional and built only if needed
  8. AC36 - The Venue

    ^ It's not that bad ... Now, once again I do not advocate an Italian venue, but if it did come to that, there would be several feasible locations requiring little if any prep work: mainly cities in the South, with largish underused harbors and adequate wind. Someone might measure Molo Sabaudo in Cagliari and see what the area is, I'm positive Trapani (AC32 Act etc.) has even more. This assumes no venue money would have to be disbursed, not like that Rome-Fiumicino hoax cooked up by OR as a bargaining chip with the SF BOS
  9. Hey Soak_Ed - WTF is happening in Poland?

    BTW, what would be the correct pronounciation, instead of the universally used French Show-Pen?
  10. No matter which base layout is selected in AKL, space will be at a premium. So, considering that two-boat testing won't be allowed (other than for the Defender), I was wondering whether there really is a need for storing both team boats on the dry - if it's a marginal opportunity, Boat 1 could be kept floating somewhere else in the basin. Also, will teams be paying rent for the bases, and any idea how much that would be?
  11. Looking forward to Bertelli jumping the gun again
  12. ^ That would be on Nov 15. By Nov 30, it's supposed to be the final boat bar technicalities, I think
  13. But isn't a pre-preview foreseen (somewhere) around Nov.15?
  14. Why Circolo della Vela Sicilia?

    ^ What they said. If anything, the odd thing is LR choosing CVS and then setting up their base again in Cagliari, Sardinia. Wind in Palermo - or rather Mondello, Palermo's beach - is usually light but they could have gone to Trapani that's just one hour further out. Being on the W tip of Sicily, conditions there are excellent, ample space inside the harbour, one pre-AC32 Act and a coupla EXSS events took place there. In Mondello, in addition to CVS there's also Club Canottieri Roggero di Lauria; both have very nice facilities and clubhouses