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  1. AC36 - The Venue

    So when the AC gets moved to Italy, will we hear all the same moaning and groaning we heard when GGYC moved it to Bermuda?
  2. Team NYYC

    looking at the NYYC challenge, Hap Fauth surely is not early as ostentatiously wealthy as the Devos or any of the Silicon Valley boys.. His family yacht, Whisper His racing yacht, Bella Mente His little catboat and summer cottage in the background
  3. Live Racing Thread

    NBC is back on
  4. Next AC venue options ?

    Back to BDA... http://mobile.royalgazette.com/americas-cup---sport/article/20170616/kiwis-are-main-obstacle-to-keeping-cup-here&template=mobileart
  5. Next AC venue options ?

  6. Next AC venue options ?

    Not so sure about that. They could only be back for a ACWS event. http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170613/americas-cup-unlikely-to-return-to-bermuda
  7. Bermuda

    Bermuda is about to have an election, so if you want to cherry pick from statements by the opposition, which is looking to belittle anything and everything the current government has done, you will find lots of unhappy sentiment. So far, I think Bermuda has put on a stunning show, with more to come!
  8. Bermuda?

    Pretty cool Lego model of the Hamilton Princess
  9. Live Racing Thread

    Wow they are both flying around now.
  10. Live Racing Thread

    Hmm Japan hit something earlier today? maybe damaged a foil..
  11. So first you need to break down the supposed $77M number. $15 million sponsor fee, which has lead to all sorts of BERMUDA specific advertising which seems pretty worthwhile, and has allowed Bermuda to reduce their advertising buys elsewhere. $25 million to build cross island and set up the bases and AC village. This has created a new space which can be used for all sorts of events or future enterprises. This was in the long term plans of the dockyard. $12 million in operating costs. These are true sunk costs, for which there is no derived benefit. But one would assume the added visitors and money spent by the teams in their multi-year encampments has at least allowed a break-even. The final $25 million was a guarantee towards other sponsorship numbers. Considering the number of different sponsors that there are for the AC35, I would "assume" this number was met and Bermuda did not have to fork over any of this $25 Million. But I do not know.
  12. Bermuda already is working on their plan for what they will use the new land for. They could not be happier so far with the amount of extra publicity the event has brought the island so far, and we are still a weeks away from the actual America's Cup. And if Oracle win, I would not at all be surprised to see the AC back in Bermuda in 2 years time. http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170519/business-hub-to-replace-ac-village
  13. Live Racing Thread

    oh no!!
  14. Bermuda?