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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. AC36 - The Venue

    If you take that stance then perhaps ETNZ should find their own land to host the cup?
  2. AC36 - The Venue

    If we were to dedicate Wynyard Wharf to the AC it would become an asphalt wasteland cutting off the public from the sea in the same way that it did to parts of The Viaduct after 2003. In the end Auckland gave up waiting for The Cup to come back and they built hotels on the land. If we bump up the the capacity of existing wharfs it’s space that won’t get occupied easily. It remains useful for the working activities of the Wynyard Quarter (which is pretty important I think) and it can be converted back to AC bases if the need arises again. I don’t like the idea of forever pushing out into the harbour but if we can make the wharfs more useful and work harder for us over their lifespan then isn’t that a good thing? Perhaps we should REMOVE the same amount of area from other wharfs?
  3. AC36 - The Venue

    Actually, no, it doesn't. It's Prada's responsibility to organise the Challengers. An interesting read here: http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Gladwells-Line---The-Week-that-Was---Defenders-2-Challengers-nil/159059
  4. AC36 - The Venue

    Ha ha ha. Good idea. I wonder why Auckland hasn't thought of that?!
  5. AC36 - The Venue

    The vision of Auckland’s America’s Cup in 2021. ETNZ
  6. AC36 - The Venue

    He’s also a miserable prick.
  7. AC36 - The Venue

    That's not quite Silo Park. Silo Park is further to the left and it's already been...rehabilitated. The thing that makes the tank farm difficult is the petrolchemical storage there. It's all contaminated land and the tanks are on very long leases. The events centre will be great. I suspect it may be a bit small for large events and it faces the wrong way (back towards the city). There's not a lot of land around it either so it's probably become the event management, media, information hub. Still, better than nothing. The ferry is a vehicular and passenger ferry which goes to Waiheke and Great Barrier Island. They'll need to move...
  8. AC36 - The Venue

    2021 America's Cup Venue (and friend) today.
  9. AC36 - The Venue

    The day Grant Dalton backed down Simon Wilson Team New Zealand manager Grant Dalton didn’t turn up to today’s council meeting to decide where the America’s Cup syndicates should be based. As Simon Wilson reports, he already knew he wasn’t going to get his way. https://thespinoff.co.nz/auckland/23-11-2017/the-day-grant-dalton-backed-down/
  10. AC36 - The Venue

    Decision made on America’s Cup location. Auckland councillors have voted for their preferred America's Cup location, a cluster formation in the Wynyard Basin. http://nzh.tw/11946997
  11. AC36 - The Venue

    Viaduct Harbour created a hugely successful America's Cup village When Team New Zealand won the America's Cup in San Diego in 1995, Sir Peter Blake spoke of his dream to turn Auckland's neglected Viaduct Basin into a cup village. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11946001
  12. AC36 - The Venue

    Battle of America's Cup bases down to three options Bernard Orsman Since the weekend, officials have been asked to look at a third option of dispersing the bases on Wynyard Wharf and possibly Halsey Wharf. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11946010
  13. AC36 - The Venue

    No, the difference is that the sailors who complained about POA pushing into the harbour for commercial gain won’t complain about Council doing the same so that they win the right to hold the cup. Auckland NIMBYism at its best.
  14. AC36 - The Venue

    America's Cup plans face rethink Bernard Orsman The America's Cup base row appears to be heading back to the drawing board after a series of meetings between the Government, Auckland Council and Team New Zealand. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11945677
  15. AC36 - The Venue

    Council agency keel-hauled and questioned over America's Cup options SIMON MAUDE The five options put forward for an America's Cup base in Auckland present nothing more than a "Sophie's choice", a lobby group says. https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/98891076/council-agency-keelhauled-and-questioned-over-americas-cup-options