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  1. The Next Boat-----2020

    Once again, none of the challengers are going to come out and say "fuck, these boats are shit" because it makes fund raising a little difficult.
  2. The Next Boat-----2020

    I'm sure you are taking the piss, right????
  3. The Next Boat-----2020

    Yeah, I agree with most of that. We should start a support group "Troglodites Anonymous"
  4. The Next Boat-----2020

    I prefer Water Strider https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerridae as per "The Tuxedo"
  5. AC36 - The Venue

    Hmmm, I'm not convinced you are right there. I think removing the shackles of Orifice's reign could encourage more competitors than last cycle.
  6. AC36 - The Venue

    Even though more expensive, I would have thought the single location option was a bit of a no brainer in terms of delivering a quality event. With regards to the $90 Million of capital works, how much of this is absolutely necessary to hosting the event and how much of it is them loading the AC with their pet projects?
  7. Hence the "as far as I can see". So, with the information at hand it does not look to me that they have really met their own objectives.
  8. If my memory serves me correctly, the stated objectives for this class were: 1. Reduced complexity and cost. 2. Return to the traditions of the AC. 3. Level the playing field by introducing a new class that ETNZ doesn't have a massive advantage in. 4. Lower the barrier to entry. 5. Improve the racing spectacle. As far as I can see, they have failed on #1 and #2 outright. They get a pass mark on #3 Have possibly failed on #4. With regards to #5, that is a wait and see from me and to be honest, its all to subjective anyway.
  9. The Next Boat-----2020

    Sure it doesn't appease those who prefer monos, of which I am one. But it was never going to appease everyone so that is life. I just hope ETNZ follows through and runs a fair and awesome event like they did the last time they were the hosts.
  10. That's fine as long as they find that BEFORE the rule is published. If not, they can fuck off (unless unanimous consent from all defenders is gained). As an aside, the 50s were too small to properly convey the majesty that an AC boat should IMO, although I think some of that also came from them looking like an oversized beach cat. Therefore, I would prefer they keep the boats at 75 feet. As with Orifice, I cannot damn ETNZ to hell for their choice of boat even though at first glance I don't really like it. Its the rule changes that fucked me off.
  11. And we were wondering what the new "All Purpose" would be for AC36 and now we know. I'd laugh if it weren't so sad.
  12. Nah, they won't and I would stop supporting them entirely if they did as this was my main bone of contention with Orifice. If there are some changes between now and when the rule is published, then so be it as presumably it will be as a result of continued R&D (particularly around the wing). But if they pull the same shit as Orifice did then they can fuck right off.
  13. The Next Boat-----2020

    Yes agreed and I am a bit disappointed (although not terribly surprised) by this, although with murmurings of less penalty for manoeuvres offers me some hope that match racing might be possible. Additionally these boats look like they will be at least as complex as the 50s, which was one of the key criticisms of the last cycle.
  14. The Next Boat-----2020

    Sorry dude, this statement is completely unreasonable. I am neither a sore loser nor a rafter. I hated the 50s and am nervous about the 75s for much the same reason. Peeps are allowed to have a personal preference just as you obviously do. Doesn't make them luddites nor does it (necessarily) make them sore losers, although there clearly are some on here who are pissy with the 75s pretty much for that reason.
  15. The Next Boat-----2020

    I'm sure that ETNZ will produce a rule that meets their objectives and that these boats will be a technological wonder......just like the AC50s were. The problem is (and it is MY problem, not ETNZs) that so far I've seen nothing that suggests that these boats will be any more exciting to watch or more relevant to joe public than the 50s and quite frankly those big arse foils poking out the side just look stupid IMO. The fact that ETNZ is claiming that they will impose a smaller penalty for manoeuvres does give me a glimmer of hope so I will continue to cross fingers.