Ex-yachtie

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  1. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    There's a bit of chat in here (including this) that suggests that ETNZ have a directing hand in the design of these bases. I went to hear Russell Green talk to a number of property professionals recently. It was clear that if it was up to them, the bases would be cheap and easy. They see it (correctly) as an obstacle to teams entering. These controls are imposed by Auckland Council who (correctly) want to avoid errors of the past.
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    AC36 - The Venue

    America's Cup: Hearing for Bases takes just seven hours by Richard Gladwell "The Environment Court has finished a Hearing of the Resource Consent Application necessary to obtain permission to construct new America's Cup facilities in Auckland." https://www.sail-world.com/news/209877/Americas-Cup-Planning-Hearing-finishes-early A lot of commentary in here about base design.
  3. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    As a kiwi architect, I take offence. ;-) Let me at it!
  4. Ex-yachtie

    Team UK

    So did Thomas Lipton.
  5. Ex-yachtie

    Humble Pie (Front Page)

    One for each article worth commenting on?
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    Humble Pie (Front Page)

    It's nice to see Mr Hancock getting excited about the AC on the front page. He talks about the lack of tacking duels with foiling boats. Not only do I disagree with his comments abut the last cup but he must have also missed the foiling tack in INEOS's video release. If anything it looks like they'l tack better than a 12M.
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    AC36 - The Venue

    I'm not sure if that's right. I may be wrong but there was mention of a large and locally based bank having something to say about it. I bet they won't feel too bad when they're watching it out their window. The lasting impression was that there are a lot of interested parties, all with good intentions, trying to write rules around what can be done. The end result is contradictory and counter productive. The best example was the base design. A decision has been made that the bases should be of high quality (glazed facades were mentioned). I can understand that. At the same time they have to be temporary. I can understand that too. The result of Alinghi and Oracle's bases were shitty buildings during the campaign with no interaction with or benefit to the public, and they hung around for along time stopping everyone's access to the best and newest bit of Auckland. The problem is that it builds a lot of cost into a campaign. Russell mentioned $6M per base (which I reckon is cheap). Anyway, they're fighting it. Remember the French base in ~2000/2003? Temporary containerised accomodation, removed for future use? It was interesting at the time, innovative and removable.
  8. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 - The Venue

    I was at a property event tonight where Russell Green talked about the various goings on with the venue. It was a great chat and he was fairly candid (although not specific) about a number of things. In regards to this thread (all my words and paraphrasing, not his): - The Resource Consent (town planning) process has been hard. It continues to be hard. - There have been requirements to build to a design standard but also make the buildings temporary, therefore building cost into the bases that can’t be recovered. This has been fought. - He spoke a bit about how ETNZ were left out in the cold after 2003. He also mentioned how people were a bit put out when they won in 2000 because the bases hung around and they couldn’t build their apartments straight away. In this round they have the (modified) Viaduct Event centre for two AC campaigns. They take possession late this year and will have a NZ innovation centre at the ground floor, open to the public (sound great!). I was amazed at how difficult it all sounded. I was also amazed at how sidelined ETNZ have been. I never fully comprehended how much responsibility the holders have in running the event. It sounds like everyone’s put their oar in. I expect they’ll all pat themselves on the back at the end of it for their part in the event’s success. It was interesting to hear him open by saying that San Diego basically ignored the cup while it was there (after Fremantle embraced it so well). A really interesting insight.
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    Team NZ

    Wrong website buddy.
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    Team UK

    I've gotta say, it looks WAY more stable than I thought it would be this early in the piece.
  11. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    Those mooring dolphins will be fun in a Nor’easter and incoming tide.
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    I wish they would just piss off to Tauranga/Whangarei.
  13. Ex-yachtie

    what kind of boat is that?

    There’s a boat?
  14. Ex-yachtie

    AC36 - The Venue

    The Resource Consent (Town Planning) application for the AC bases, including a re-purposing of the Viaduct Event Centre for ETNZ, are available here: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/have-your-say-notified-resource-consent/notified-resource-consent-applications-open-submissions/Pages/ResourceConsentApplication.aspx?itemId=147&applNum=BUN60318372 I really wish I could either figure out how to resize images on an iPad, or post images greater than 1Mb. In the meantime you’ll need to follow the link. This one takes you straight to the key architectural drawings (I think):
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    AC36 - The Venue

    I find it interesting that this is on ETNZ titleblock, not drawn by Gordon Moller. I also think that handing over the events centre is madness.