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  1. BBS is a great regatta, well run in always solid conditions. I'm not sure why the numbers keep dropping, other than possibly the fact that a Rolex regatta is not usually motivated to reach any real audience...We've seen for more than a decade that Rolex doesn't care about talking to the mainstream or little boat owners. As for your quote about these 'large one-design fleets', check the numbers. J/70: 11 J/105: 24 J/120: 5 Pac52: 5 Farr 40: 6 E37: 7
  2. Just passed half a million people in reach from that awful coverage. Thanks for your clicks.
  3. only if the sponsor is also the organizer, which in the case of BBS, is more or less true.
  4. Both me and the entire J/70 fleet decided that SF might not be as good as the biggest keelboat one-design worlds in history. But yeah, what you said.
  5. Yes, it took a junior regatta to show the world that the best apparent wind sailor of his generation and the Moth and 49er World Champ could drive an AC yacht. Brilliant work!
  6. And the history of humanity was unicorns and cotton candy.
  7. Comanche sold, Clark out of sailing.
  8. Stinger runs on the same fuel as the Donald: Alternative Facts "But I meant back in the old days...um...Lipton..."
  9. The past three Cups all fit your 'where it was a decade ago'. 1) Valencia 2010: Two big budgets, 1 team with a shot (OR) 2) SF 2013: Three big budgets, 2 teams with a shot (OR, ETNZ) 3) BDA 2017: Five big budgets, 2 teams with a shot (AR, ETNZ)
  10. DeVos will be separate from the NYYC challenge, which is as well funded as the MI one. Three Italian challenges are spooling up. Prediction from an angry Italian: "Look for a maximum 2 team-per-country rule" - call it an 'anti-mascalzone' rule.
  11. Sky cut some 40% of their production team from 2014-2016 including a couple of friends who also do work for sailing stuff, and is still the best coverage out there.
  12. no one is messing with wedges anymore, the class reined that in. Now it's just keel, and there are some grumblings about boats that may have added some structure in the stern, but that's entirely boatyard goss at the moment
  13. Onorato and the current commodore had a huge falling out back in 2010 for reasons I'm not at liberty to go into, needless to say he does not forgive and he likes to make some noise every now and again. I agree he did himself no favors, but there's a reason Italians are known as the fiery ones.
  14. 6 of them from the same yard. One modified similarly, but done independently. And there are a bunch more keels floating around Europe with issues.
  15. Sorry, missed this one until now. The reason Charlie was not listed is that his owner did not register the names of the crew. I ran with the info I had and would never shield Charlie from the news, not the way I play. His name is going up there now.