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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    As far as we know, the only team that has positively opted for the F50s rather than AC36 is Artemis. The rest are there because the budget is an order of magnitude less. I don't see the events as being in direct competition and I am looking forward to seeing both. How many will in fact see the F50s depends on whether LE sticks to the dated pay to view model. We don't know exactly what contract Spithill has signed but I would be surprised if it allows him to decide to sail another circuit. As for Burling, it sounds like he doesn't plan to work for cheap in AC36 and is negotiating accordingly.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    What are you talking about?
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    AC36 CLASS RULE

    "The end result is that the fleet of AC75s who will race from Auckland in 2021 are likely to be virtually identical." I seriously doubt that. One or more teams will find a winning edge.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Nope. He's said he is still trying to raise the €€€. Meanwhile, he is Ehman's list for the F50s at a tenth of the budget.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Just nobodies like Cammas, Slingsby and Percy.
  6. It's mostly a housing area, not industrial. Not certain how keen the local residents or the council would have been on permanent tents and containers.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Looks like a better day in the office than mine was!
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I'm not really sure where Gladwell gets that comment from as TE said the opposite, that the media coverage planned would open the event to sponsor-funded teams. Enquiring minds might wonder who the possible NZ team owner may be.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Two $Bs not enough for you then?
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    Team UK

    Well it's a point but all announced so far are two Aussies on the GC32. I don't think that's enough to throw the "nationalistic angle out the window".
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    Team UK

    Not sure why you think that.
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    Just another complaint about Mr. Clean

    Am I going to search for and read all of Clean's posts? No.
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    Just another complaint about Mr. Clean

    I see. Are you going to tell us?
  14. Sure that's not the "ugliest boat" competition?
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    Teams?

    Maybe but it's a small world of designers familiar with such work, gossip as to who is working for whom tends to spread, yet there's no evidence that any of the putative additional challengers have in fact started design work.
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    Just another complaint about Mr. Clean

    Clean played the agent provocateur here. It worked, the place is quieter since he (more or less) departed. His persona here could be annoying but to an extent that was the point and I think most who sparred with him understood the game. I had one encounter with him in real life and he went out of his way to be helpful. So what's he now doing "outside the industry"?
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    Team UK

    I haven't a clue what either of them earns but their roles are hardly the same. BA does what Burling does and also what GD does.
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    Teams?

    End of the month is too soon to be sure. Late entries accepted up to 30th Nov. It is however hard to see how anyone who isn't already far into the design process would be doing anything except wasting their time and money starting now.
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    Team NYYC

    Fair enough, no need to research examples, I thought you were talking about more recent doubters.
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    Teams?

    Oracle got into a bit of a habit of losing challengers of record but I will be very surprised if that happens in this cycle. Consequently sorry but I don't find how the protocol handles that eventuality very interesting.
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    Teams?

    It was arguably German innovation and American money that put a man on the moon. Helluva long time ago anyway.
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    Team NYYC

    What do you mean by "amount to anything"? Once announced, I don't remember anyone doubting they would enter. Whether they will impress on the race course remains to be seen. I tend to doubt it, they seem to be rather lingering in the keelboat era.
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    Teams?

    Some are and they tend to be the more prolific posters. Some aren't. Not everyone is blinded by allegiance and that includes some of the Kiwis.
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    Team UK

    You do know teams aren't allowed to have independent sites? Protocol 42, Wussell-vision control-freakery lives on into AC36,
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    These guys are higher then Rick James

    "gaining the experience that will one day enable them to bring the Cup back to these shores". Are they indeed? Where is that quote from?