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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. AC36 - The Venue

    A couple days old but not yet posted, Audio: https://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018626437 Wynyard Basin wins From The Panel, 4:46 pm on 14 December 2017
  2. AC36 - The Venue

    Since LR, QR and BAR already have TP52 campaigns announced, I wonder why ETNZ does not? Surely they have to have some kind of sailing plan for ‘18? Maybe they will be gifted probable JC75 Design-partner LR’s first boat once LR gets their second, new delivery?
  3. AC36 - The Venue

    Yep, RG may have that wrong. Related: I wonder if any teams will rock up late to Auckland, the way ETNZ did in Bermuda, and both ETNZ and LR did in SF? Because if they choose to do the same then they may bring one boat even if they did build two. B1 could be just the ACWS boat that gets sailed in Europe during ‘19 and ‘20, and then perhaps cannibalized for a B2 starting Dec ‘20 in Auckland. The in-country crew restrictions could play into timing decisions around where the test sailing happens too - and maybe most of the boat-building beyond just the hulls. A team could even take the path Artemis took in both SF and Bermuda, build an operation across the water somewhere with just a pop up presence in the village.
  4. from http://blog.numeca.be/read/article/218 Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) and NUMECA International will be building a close technical partnership over the next four years, continuing their cooperation after this year’s very successful America’s Cup, where ETNZ won the ‘Auld Mug’ and became world champion. Once again NUMECA will bring in the best of their next generation CFD software to help ETNZ in their quest to defend their title in 2021. The following interview with Nick Hutchins, CFD Specialist at ETNZ and Benoit Mallol, Product Manager for the marine applications at NUMECA International, reveals some of the main challenges and requirements of ETNZ.
  5. My guess is he has the wrong Radio info, it's more likely to be on Radio Sport live, at https://www.iheart.com/live/Radio-Sport-6194/
  6. From a new entry here, sounds like he will be on live radio shortly: http://greatcirclesails.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-blog-is-not-article.html I will be on a sports talk radio show in New Zealand to defend what I wrote. If you are (remotely) interested you can listen in between 8 and 10 EST at this link or click the radio station pic below
  7. AC36 - The Venue

    ^ so if that’s correct, they could potentially assign s1 through s4 (all doubles) as first/highest priority, before also doing the more ‘problematic’ remaining sites if necessary.
  8. AC36 - The Venue

    ^ Yes, according to RG at http://www.sail-world.com/news/200275/Tryanny-of-time-forces-decision-on-Americas-Cup Wynyard Basin which isthe preferred option. It involves the closing of half of Brigham Street and for bases to be built across the closed street and hard against the silos. ETNZ is expected to take Site 8, all the other sites launching into the basis are for single boat teams, meaning the two-boat challengers will have Site 4 and the other sites on Brigham Street(eastern side of the Wynyard Viaduct). http://www.sail-world.com/photo/-388641
  9. AC36 - The Venue

    This one? Video at http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/12/america-s-cup-auckland-council-votes-for-wynward-basin-site.html
  10. AC36 - The Venue

    Is this the layout approved by Council? http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/12/14/americas-cup-now-2/
  11. AC36 - The Venue

    Agreed, great.
  12. AC36 - The Venue

    Continuing with the interesting power-play theme, from RG at http://www.sail-world.com/news/200275/Decision-made-on-Am-Cup-bases-in-rowdy-meeting : The point was also made that if the Wynyard Point option was pushed on the Council by the Government, then it was the Government that should be paying for that option. Surely that goes both ways? There was no upper-limit given to Goff by the Council, so maybe he’s already willing and enabled to have AKL foot the whole thing to build the Basin arrangement and Govt is powerless?
  13. AC36 - The Venue

    This Reuters article is running all over the place. Team New Zealand boss endorses America's Cup preferred base venue Reuters Staff WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The choice of venue for the next America’s Cup regatta in Auckland has been endorsed by Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton. example, at https://ca.reuters.com/article/canadaSportsNews/idCAKBN1E836K-OCASP GD may be the ‘boss’ but it’s far from clear he or ETNZ has any power at all over what actually goes down once the City and Govt hopefully agree something. Where’s the GD leverage? In the absence of a ‘disaster’ he has zero evident veto power as long as dirt gets allocated. It makes the headline’s ‘endorsement’ and therefore the whole article a bit, umm, meaningless.
  14. AC36 - The Venue

    Some legitimate concern was expressed by Councillors yesterday about if the plans and costs might be rather overblown, with not knowing the number of syndicates. The response given was to ask for the full meal deal in the Resource Consent and then scale back if possible. RG keeps positing that (first-choice by the Prot) ETNZ would choose d7 although he has given no reason for why he thinks that has to be so. But it may be smart, given that so far only 4 syndicates appear likely to be there, to build and also allocate them in the numbered order in this chart, maybe with the potential s5 as a d5 (double) if a 5 does become necessary. 5, 6 and 7 are the most problematic sites when taking waterfront/harbor extensions and waterfront/harbor view sightlines/obstructions into account. from http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Open/2017/12/GB_20171214_AGN_6766_AT_SUP_57225_WEB.htm
  15. AC36 - The Venue

    RadioNZ, audio https://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018626452