Chainlocker

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About Chainlocker

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  • Birthday 03/08/1956

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    Virginia Beach, Virginia
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    Single handed racing, dinghy racing (Buccaneer 18), disabled sailing, King Krimson, extreme residential swimming pool design.

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  1. Chainlocker

    Team NYYC

    Excuse me, my error, North not supplying anybody to AM. Must be my medications playing tricks on me again.
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    Team NYYC

    He mentioned AM as one of the teams.
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    Team NYYC

    Ken Reid stated that North had designers in every campaign. Dennis Conner may have named his campaigns Stars & Stripes, but GM was a major sponsor with a full fledged advertising cam
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    Team NYYC

    The USA is the "melting pot" of all nationalities (the current arguement is about illegal aliens, just like any other country). We can get behind an American Team with an "All American" crew as well as one that has a few foreign crew members sailing under our flag. Let's face it, whether All American or mixed crew, sailing itself is a foreign sport to most Americans. I will be very happy if both American Magic and Stars & Stripes USA can put together fast boats and competitive teams that have a fighting chance of winning the Prada Cup and then taking that fight straight through The Cup finals.
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    Teams?

    It is sort of a joke based on emails I get from Chinese manufacturers; "send me photographs and we can produce 75% of original, send sample we can make 98% to original".
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    Teams?

    The Chinese are not in it as there is not a boat design to copy yet.
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    How many challengers will there be?

    I seriously doubt there will be a 6th challenger, but with the acceptance of Malta, there is a chance. Malta will not make it to any regatta. 4 challengers at the Prada Cup. Stars & Stripes may be able to get a 2nd boat.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    That was the response I was expecting.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Try to wrap your head around the very simple fact that NONE of that would have happened without the 24 wins. It would have become just another yacht race. It probably would not have even entered the J era if the US lost any of the early races.
  10. Chainlocker

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    You really don't get it. It was those string of victories that made The Cup what it is today. If not it would be just some trophy, sitting in some remote yacht club.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    If "America" did not win The Cup, and the NYYC had not defended that cup 24 times in 126 years without a loss, nobody would be contending for the America's Cup today. That's what's important.
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    Each team will have substantial time with THEIR boats and shore team in Sydney before the first race. All teams will be ready and looking quite polished by the time they pass the first mark.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    The way I see it, AUS has 2 chances to win (in the eyes of the sailing world).
  14. Chainlocker

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I wasn't trying to diminish Percy, I was referring only to the experience in the boat.