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  1. Swedish and Netherlands companies . UK or should I say England winning the cup? No way. Ah yes, Bill Green that well known Swede who decided to leave his beloved Sweden and set up shop in Lymington, Hants, England, UK, Ok, so he sold it to a Dutch company and of course none of the current workforce or 'brains' are English and the company is no longer based in the UK - Oh wait . . .
  2. The Italians will never put together a team that isn't full of egos, infighting, bickering, dummy spits and firings. The AC is a first of all a management race, and as such the Italians have lost before they start. BS !! Name one Italian syndicate that has suffered the issues you highlight above ?
  3. I don't know RB but I know people who know him quite well and from what I've heard, I'd prefer he kept a few 1000 miles away from British sailing. Fortunately, I think there's every probability that's precisely what he's going to do. Btw does anyone think the likes of JP Morgan want to be co-branded with Virgin? I don't think co-branding would appeal to Branson anymore than it would to JPM (for different reasons of course) !! I was working under the assumption that although JPM are BE's personal sponsors, they wouldn't finance/sponsor an entire campaign - if I'm wrong & they would - YAY !!! BUGGER !!! Yep - you're quite correct it should read "... BA's personal sponsors..."!!
  4. I don't know RB but I know people who know him quite well and from what I've heard, I'd prefer he kept a few 1000 miles away from British sailing. Fortunately, I think there's every probability that's precisely what he's going to do. Btw does anyone think the likes of JP Morgan want to be co-branded with Virgin? I don't think co-branding would appeal to Branson anymore than it would to JPM (for different reasons of course) !! I was working under the assumption that although JPM are BE's personal sponsors, they wouldn't finance/sponsor an entire campaign - if I'm wrong & they would - YAY !!!
  5. Money will always be an issue whilst sailing remains an elitist sport in the eyes of the uk population. From a sponsor's point of view, where will they get the most exposure / better return for their money - by throwing a hell of a lot of money at a sport that gets no coverage on mainstream television (satellite & cable do have the odd programme) & extremely limited print media space (outside the yachting press of course) or by spending considerably less & putting their name on 11 football shirts? Sad I know, but pretty accurate I think As there is a snowball's chance in hell of getting any government money to back a campaign, what the UK needs is it's own version of LE or EB & the only 2 names that currently spring to mind for me are Bernie Ecclestone (aka The Poison Dwarf) & Richard Branson. Personally I wouldn't want BE anywhere near the sport of sailing, so I guess someone needs to persuade RB to open up his wallet again and we'll have to put up with the 'Virgin' jokes (most transferred from F1) if we want a decent campaign. Of course - as has been alluded to above - the chances of winning first time out are very slim so it's going to take an awful lot of money (unless costs are drastically reduced for AC35+) spent over multiple campaigns to bring 'The Auld Mug' home. I just hope that it's achieved in my lifetime