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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    So you think there is no benefit to the country??! What about those extra jobs? What about the GST on all that extra 'quirky' activity? What about the legacy improvements to the waterfront that wouldn't happen otherwise? Sometimes ETNZ must wonder why they even bothered ...
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    Ian Taylor (very clever guy) says that "everything is there" to show how it will look, but what does it look like if there are two AC75s alongside each of the three east-Wynyard bases, and where is the breakwater that they and those superyachts would need??
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    The winning foils

    From here: http://www.sailingworld.com/kiwis-cup “Our daggerboard tips were angled down more than any of the other teams,” says ETNZ coach Ray Davies, “which made them faster upwind but harder to sail, but our control systems were better and we were able to achieve the same stability with the faster foil, and that’s where we were faster upwind. We were able to sail higher, with more windward heel, which gave us more grip on the leeward daggerboard.”
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    Team NZ

    Team New Zealand reveal first details of 36th America's Cup http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11892559 Team New Zealand have indicated they will strengthen the nationality rules for the America's Cup, confirming today the protocol will contain a "constructed in country" rule as well as a nationality requirement for the competing crews. But potential challengers will have to wait a couple more months to learn the full details of the next event, with Team New Zealand and challenger of record Luna Rossa announcing today the protocol for the event will be revealed in September.
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    AC35 on YouTube

    Thank you Sea Breeze!
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    Team NZ

    Guess they will be working on it right now ... party's over, confetti has been swept up, hangovers fading ... I'm just hoping that when the containers arrive, they unpack Aotearoa and take her out for a phat around the harbour! Definitely withdrawal symptoms at my place.
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    Anyone seen Jimmy lately?

    Look forward to reading the "Kingpost" chapter!
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    What was your favorite race/moment?

    Obviously Pete had the handbrake on ...
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    Oracle Team USA

    Guess who's coming down to give us some advice?
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    Team NZ

    Yeah would hate to see the AC50s discarded - either include them in the new class or use them for a new version of the ACWS, as a lead-in to the new class. JazzFreak, that was the AC45T, so sorry I have no idea what they were using back then.
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    Team NZ

    I take it all back! Especially don't want to be arguing with somebody who owns a gunboat ...
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    Team NZ

    I agree, the 2017 event was come and gone far too quickly, and I'm sure that sponsors in particular would support a return to a longer format.
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    Team NZ

    You're right (or maybe it's me that's left ), I don't mean to get political! I guess I'm just saying that we shouldn't expect particularly forward-thinking opinions in a publication that describes itself as America's "No. 1 Conservative" whatever .... However, it does raise the intriguing thought of what direction the Cup might take if it ever ends up back at the old-guard NYYC?
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    Team NZ

    You'd have to agree that the American brand of conservatism, as evidenced by the state of the White House, is blind to current reality, let alone to progress ...