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hello from germany! i visited the famous hangar-7 airplane museum in salzburg (austria) this week. a cool place. but i saw something intresting out of the sailing world as well. two guys with Artemis Racing Jackets and two guys with red bull baseball caps had a meeting in the cafeshop of the red bull airplane museum. after some investigation i found out it was Artemis Racing CEO Paul Cayard with the austrian multihull double olympic champions roman hagara and hans peter steinacher. the austrians run an extreme 40 team in the extreme 40 world series. artemis was one of their competitors in 2011....intresting....does anyone know if they are sailing for artemis now?

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oh! just searched for the name hutchinson. maybe he was the other guy. maybe. in other forums they say that artemis ordered a second ac45?

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Yes, they have another AC45 coming and could be looking to add sailors. Maybe even to compete with TH. And to answer your question, No those two guys have not been on the Artemis team so far.

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i follow the extreme 40 from time to time and know sailors from the german team (not in the series anymore). they were always suprised about the austrians and the red bull team. they said that they sail with less budget compared to the top teams but are the only team which was able to win against them. would be intresting to see how they act in a top team.

 

anarchist, thanks for your post and the information about the ac45 boat!

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Some people have been posting they think Terry Hutchinson could or should get replaced, so.. That could fit.

 

Thanks for posting, that's interesting.

 

The Stache and perhaps TH. A long way from home. Don'cha love serendipity!

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Yes, they have another AC45 coming and could be looking to add sailors. Maybe even to compete with TH. And to answer your question, No those two guys have not been on the Artemis team so far.

 

I'm sure they need to build the team - and I think TH will benefit from having a regular sparring partner.

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the left guy (cayard) was there for sure. i saw them with the austrian sailors. if it was hutchinson or not - i cant say 100 percent.

 

 

 

Did they look like these guys ?

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online i found a picture from steinacher with russell coutts from san diego?post-58243-066545100 1324204072_thumb.jpg

So, was RC the second guy in Artemis gear? blink.gif

What did RC and Steinacher had to talk about? What's the connection between this conversation and the Austrian meeting? Link of the pic?

 

 

 

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haha :)

 

there are plenty of images from them from san diego on the net in austria. http://www.redbull.at/cs/Satellite/de_AT/Article/Hagara-Steinacher-Erfahrungsaustausch-in-San-Diego-021243124365318

 

i guess it has nothing to do with that but i found it when i searched for ac images of them

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PC's twitter did say he was meeting with his boss.

(cant find a pic of him right now).

They were there discussing the future of their WSL circus once the AC prefix drops off soon.

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Artemis has Santi Lange already on the payroll since day 1, strange him not having a chance at the AC45. Lange is sponsored by Red Bull as the Austrians and they've trained together for two Olympics. Two Golds for the Euros and two bronce for the Argies plus a T WC in 2004..

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There will be big changes in Artemis.

When they became the new CoR much of trhe talk concerned OR and AR.

 

Now you hear little about the "Swedish" syndicate.

 

Why?

 

Because their AC45 peformance has been less than stellar.

 

Hutch yells too much and hovers at the edge of meltdown (cf TNZ, Race 7, Valencia).

 

There are continuing doubts about Juan.

 

Right now, the focus is on OR and the obvious LVC winner - TNZ.

So, you can be certain PC was not in Austria for alpine skiing or yodelling.

 

 

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would be cool if artemis racing send two ac45 on the circuit!

 

 

Yes, it could be cool.

 

But it does not have much to do with winning the America's Cup.

Because the AC45 is a scaled-down version of the AC72 everyone assumes there is a high level of what psychologists used to call "transfer of training."

 

Some AC45 racing competence will transfer tothe AC72.

 

But there is lots of loose variance.

 

And you will notice really determined syndicates (eg. TNZ) make their appearance at the AC45 world circus.

 

But spend most of their energy and time working on the main event.

 

We all make our own beds.

 

And live with the consequences.

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^ ETNZ shipping their AC45 all the way to NZ, then to Italy, suggests they see high value in using it. That they sent DB & co to Singapore to get more time in on the X40 suggests similar benefits to be gained even there.

 

Yes, I too hope Artemis puts both on the racing circuit. TH could use a little hot competition. Roman Hagara, I assume that's China Team Hagara's brother?

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would be cool if artemis racing send two ac45 on the circuit!

 

 

Yes, it could be cool.

 

But it does not have much to do with winning the America's Cup.

Because the AC45 is a scaled-down version of the AC72 everyone assumes there is a high level of what psychologists used to call "transfer of training."

 

 

Disagree - any team intending to do two boat AC72 testing will need two well seasoned 11 man crews, plus back-ups.

 

The sooner you line up the resources, the sooner they operate as a team.

 

This is why OR have 4 AC45's.

 

 

 

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Disagree - any team intending to do two boat AC72 testing will need two well seasoned 11 man crews, plus back-ups.

 

The sooner you line up the resources, the sooner they operate as a team.

 

This is why OR have 4 AC45's.

 

This connects a lot of dots for me concerning 4 boat testing.

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This is why OR have 4 AC45's.

My speculation: two for racing and practice, the other two have major foil case, rig and wing step mods and will never race.

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This is why OR have 4 AC45's.

My speculation: two for racing and practice, the other two have major foil case, rig and wing step mods and will never race.

 

 

I think this also but people much smarter than me say foil and wing mods don't automaticly scale up.

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Yes, they have another AC45 coming and could be looking to add sailors. Maybe even to compete with TH. And to answer your question, No those two guys have not been on the Artemis team so far.

 

With this in mind has anyone seen any signs of AC 45 construction? Artemis will have to get in line behind LR wont they anyway? If LR is really serious shouldn't they have one shortly?

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Yes, they have another AC45 coming and could be looking to add sailors. Maybe even to compete with TH. And to answer your question, No those two guys have not been on the Artemis team so far.

 

With this in mind has anyone seen any signs of AC 45 construction? Artemis will have to get in line behind LR wont they anyway? If LR is really serious shouldn't they have one shortly?

 

I think it depends on when they were ordered. If I recall correctly, Artemis has had their 45 on order first, but I'm sure Kiwi porta potty will correct me if I'm wrong smile.gif

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This is why OR have 4 AC45's.

My speculation: two for racing and practice, the other two have major foil case, rig and wing step mods and will never race.

 

And either way you develop 20 crew. They will race to assess the changes.

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And either way you develop 20 crew. They will race to assess the changes.

Agreed.

 

I've always admired OR's "more is better approach" to everything -- very American. I hope they keep it up. Twenty sailors are always better than eleven, eh? Bigger numbers assures a tight, coordinated sailing team.

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I've always admired OR's "more is better approach" to everything -- very American. I hope they keep it up. Twenty sailors are always better than eleven, eh? Bigger numbers assures a tight, coordinated sailing team.

 

Chuckling sounds.

 

Throats clearing.

 

Murmuring and knowing looks at the back of the crowd.

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And either way you develop 20 crew. They will race to assess the changes.

Agreed.

 

I've always admired OR's "more is better approach" to everything -- very American. I hope they keep it up. Twenty sailors are always better than eleven, eh? Bigger numbers assures a tight, coordinated sailing team.

 

 

why yes it is :) RE: AC 33

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^ ETNZ shipping their AC45 all the way to NZ, then to Italy, suggests they see high value in using it. That they sent DB & co to Singapore to get more time in on the X40 suggests similar benefits to be gained even there.

 

Yes, I too hope Artemis puts both on the racing circuit. TH could use a little hot competition. Roman Hagara, I assume that's China Team Hagara's brother?

 

Yes. Roman and Andreas are brothers.

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let me know if you have any news if roman hagara and hans peter steinacher join artemis! i think it would be great for the ac to have the two times tornado olympic gold medalist involved! thanks!

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It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that the handle-ability of this seriously over-powered boat which is under-crewed on an extremely short course in the windiest venue in the world - you multiply all that together and you have a s---fight on your hands.

 

S..l..o..w..l..y dawning on the former Stache ..

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^ PC is obviously not the money (the class-act billionaire behind him is) but: I'm guessing he is at least the leader of campaigns that GD is. PC is highly experienced and absolutely driven to win.

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^ PC is obviously not the money (the class-act billionaire behind him is) but: I'm guessing he is at least the leader of campaigns that GD is. PC is highly experienced and absolutely driven to win.

 

 

We know alot about PC here in the Bay Area, some of us have even sailed against him. However, I was told that PC had a lot of his own money in this venture and am looking for conformation ya or nay.

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I could believe PC has a lot at stake, perhaps bonus-wise on how far Artemis reaches.

 

But he can't possibly be in anywhere the same league as what TT is, the difference must be many orders of magnitude. He drives an older Ferrari and the modest Sausalito-side house he sold recently went for a few million, not tens of millions.

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Yes, they have another AC45 coming and could be looking to add sailors. Maybe even to compete with TH. And to answer your question, No those two guys have not been on the Artemis team so far.

 

With this in mind has anyone seen any signs of AC 45 construction? Artemis will have to get in line behind LR wont they anyway? If LR is really serious shouldn't they have one shortly?

 

Read today that Artemis now has their second AC45.

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There are continuing doubts about Juan.

 

 

i saw Juan K in Paris 2 weeks ago late at night in a Hotel talking with 2 guys about sailing and ship design. I was not that impressed.

 

Basically he designed a boat for Beneteau (first 30) that wassaid to be a cruise racer but teh said boat is crap at racing and crap at cruising... He seems to be the kind of guys that never doubt of himself, doesn recognise his mistakes or doesn't take into account others point of view. Not sure it is the right behaviour to lead a AC design team.

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Nice interview at CupInfo

http://www.cupinfo.c...-artemis-01.php

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You name it, Sean Clarkson has probably sailed it. Clarkson has been hard at it in some of the toughest yacht racing competition in the world: winning the Whitbread on New Zealand Endeavour; sailing as bowman on New Zealand's Soling entry in the 1996 Olympic Games; TP52 World Champion with Quantum Racing; and five America's Cup challenges from 1992 to 2007, with New Zealand, Tag Heuer, AmericaOne, Luna Rossa, and BMW Oracle Racing.

 

So Clarkson knows the America’s Cup, but this America’s Cup? Well, not every so-called “Flintstone” is stuck in Bedrock. Clarkson, a longtime Quantum Racing crew member, emphatically made the transition to multihulls with his TP52 skipper Terry Hutchinson and jib trimmer Morgan Trubovich. After such a lengthy history racing monohulls, moving into the world of multihulls has not been as difficult as one might think -- excepting a few moments onboard the Extreme 40 the team raced last year.

 

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at ac.com

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King Marine busy building the Artemis AC72

Posted on 11 January 2012

 

[source: King Marine] In early December, King Marine relocated a portion of its work force to the Artemis Racing operations base, near Gothenburg, Sweden, to begin the construction of the team’s AC72 catamaran designed by Juan Kouyoumidjian. Artemis Racing, Challenger of Record for the 34th America’s Cup, represents the Royal Swedish Yacht Club / Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet (KSSS).

 

“We arrived a week ago from Sweden to check on the operations, test the new oven, coordinate logistics and explain the quality standards and storage system of King Marine to the local team of builders,” said Gabriel Mariani, CEO of King Marine.

 

A group of 50 specialists from King Marine & King Composite (led by Pablo Santarsiero and Guillermo Ponzinibbio respectively), together with strategic partners Sinergìa Racing Group, will build the AC72 in three different locations: Valencia, Cartagena and Sweden.

 

Everything is going according to schedule under the direction of Naval Architect James Muller who has worked with King Marine on the build of the TP52 Azzurra 2011 and the modification of Orma 60 for Artemis Racing.

 

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Yes, they have another AC45 coming and could be looking to add sailors. Maybe even to compete with TH. And to answer your question, No those two guys have not been on the Artemis team so far.

 

With this in mind has anyone seen any signs of AC 45 construction? Artemis will have to get in line behind LR wont they anyway? If LR is really serious shouldn't they have one shortly?

 

Read today that Artemis now has their second AC45.

Fresh photo from Sagunto, looks like their first AC45 but it's hard to say for certain

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=9247345&l=4ed61eaf5e&id=167319026086

 

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Yes, they have another AC45 coming and could be looking to add sailors. Maybe even to compete with TH. And to answer your question, No those two guys have not been on the Artemis team so far.

 

With this in mind has anyone seen any signs of AC 45 construction? Artemis will have to get in line behind LR wont they anyway? If LR is really serious shouldn't they have one shortly?

 

Read today that Artemis now has their second AC45.

Fresh photo from Sagunto, looks like their first AC45 but it's hard to say for certain

 

https://www.facebook...id=167319026086

 

Yea PC and Artemis.

Any insight into second boat helm?

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^^ The OP of this thread could be suggestive of an additional helm?

 

On the King Marine article above, RG at Sail World includes this in his comments,

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The soonest an AC72 can be launched is July 2012. As cost reduction measure of the current edition of the America's Cup Protocol, they can be sailed for just 30 days in 2012. At least four other teams, of the ten entered in the America's Cup World Series, are expected to build AC72 yachts for the America's Cup Regatta, and most if not all are expected to build the maximum two each.

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At least four others, besides Artemis, and two boats each? Interesting he has that opinion this early.

 

RG, in case you see this: would have posted a link but already closed that page. On Safari using an iPhone, but also using FF under Vista, the SW site has been near-crippling since an apparent format change that happened seemingly around the new year?

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Simply not-to-be-missed PC interview on VS

 

I think we can safely assume he is no longer on GD's Christmas card list. Estar's spying scenario is off the agenda if PC's interpretation is correct.

 

Sounds like AR was squared off on the BAR announcement and has no intention to protest as (I think again) Estar was suggesting.

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"Grant Dalton hasn’t been speaking about that one as much as he’s speaking about the ones that go his way. It’s a big knock against them and they can’t sail the two boats against each other."

 

Did Dalton F this one up? PC is making a lot sense though.

Good to see Santi Lange helming the 2nd AC45.

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excellent interview by VS...Pierre really went beyond the call of duty and ASKED all the hard questions

Cayard defended himself quite nicely

if i was a jury member i would have sided with him

 

that is until and ONLY until i hear the other side.

come on Grant, show us your cards

 

very interesting for sure

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Simply not-to-be-missed PC interview on VS

 

I think we can safely assume he is no longer on GD's Christmas card list. Estar's spying scenario is off the agenda if PC's interpretation is correct.

 

Sounds like AR was squared off on the BAR announcement and has no intention to protest as (I think again) Estar was suggesting.

 

 

Yes, I have taken PC off my Christmas card list :)

 

He is taking sides here and being hard on GD but easy on RC.

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Simply not-to-be-missed PC interview on VS

 

I think we can safely assume he is no longer on GD's Christmas card list. Estar's spying scenario is off the agenda if PC's interpretation is correct.

 

Sounds like AR was squared off on the BAR announcement and has no intention to protest as (I think again) Estar was suggesting.

 

 

Yes, I have taken PC off my Christmas card list :)

 

He is taking sides here and being hard on GD but easy on RC.

 

Not surprising really when he sees ba as a big plus for the 'russ and paul world series of the world show' and gd as someone who wouldn't give it the time of day if he didn't have to..

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for sure rc and pc had dicussed ba's third oracle entry and pc has decided to give them a pass, and concentrate on using his cor role to put the boot into dalton and luna rossa...

I wouldn't have expected it any other way but it doesn't make any less pathetic....

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"Grant Dalton hasn't been speaking about that one as much as he's speaking about the ones that go his way. It's a big knock against them and they can't sail the two boats against each other."

 

Did Dalton F this one up? PC is making a lot sense though.

Good to see Santi Lange helming the 2nd AC45.

What's to worry about? Who has seen the ETNZ/LR pact? All they need is a written agreement to co-operate on design, leave construction to a 3rd party contractor and not to test or race against each other. That complies 100%. Then they can go out and test or race against each other informally/by accident because they have a contractual agreement not to test or race against each other. Simple. The Attorney's Cup. Ha, ha.

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Cayard sure comes off like the cat that ate the canary in the Vsail interview. He's been so focused on stopping ETNZ from training with a team that, so far is just on paper (Luna Rosa) that he seems to forget that there really isn't much time to 2 boat test anyway.

 

I think GD has had PC twisting in his shorts the last few months with the LR collaboration. It was interesting how detailed GD was in going into how close ETNZ and LR were going to trade info back and forth and train side by side. That was the bait, and Cayard took it. Dalton knew all along it wasn't possible to get that close to another challenger and trade secrets. He only wanted the money so he could build his 2nd boat. He doen't need to line up against the italians, he need to line up ETNZ A and ETNZ B.

PC really needs to settle down and focus on finding a solution to TH and Juan K lack of multihull experience. He seems to be avoiding that decision, which unfortunately, the International Jury can't make for him.

 

Cayard is pretty famous for making some poor decisions in the begining of his Cup campaigns that he is never able to recover from. I mean, really. He must have a budget close to OR, but look at the B grade talent he has locked up compared to OR. Why doesn't his team look and feel more like OR than an antiquated V5 sailing and design team? He has one multihull guy in Santiago Lange.

 

I have to say, GD get his money's worth.

 

I bet Cayard tried to sign Morelli & Melvin in the begining of this cycleand they said no way due to the fact that Cayard had picked TH as Skipper and Director of Sailing Operations. it was flawed from the beginning.

 

Cayards ego is too big to admit a mistake and fire one of his top picks.

 

And why no protest against the 3rd OR boat in the world series? BAR is really OR. Right?

 

 

 

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Cayard sure comes off like the cat that ate the canary in the Vsail interview. He's been so focused on stopping ETNZ from training with a team that, so far is just on paper (Luna Rosa) that he seems to forget that there really isn't much time to 2 boat test anyway.

 

 

 

Remember when the US was forced to bomb North Vietnam "back to the stone age" for the purpose of "saving" democracy.

 

Now, the AC must practice censorship because what was once sport is now a buisiness.

 

In Cayard's words:

"If you have people walking around the dock, going up to people that want to sponsor events, telling them a bunch of bad information with the aim to discourage them from sponsoring an AC World Series event, then my answer is yes, unfortunately, we need to censor them"

 

As usual, the ends (saving the ACWS business) justify the means (censorship)

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In Cayard's words:

".. with the aim to discourage them from sponsoring an AC World Series event.."

It brings up the question of Why whoever it was, may be trying to basically sabotage, 'bomb into the stone age' the world they occupy. To kill as many enemies as possible, perhaps? The ends justify the means?

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Simply not-to-be-missed PC interview on VS

Nice one, thanks.

 

VSail.info: What about the modified Orma60 trimaran you have. What’s the current situation?

Paul Cayard: We are not sure whether it’s going to sail again. It was good for us last year but it’s still in working progress. We don’t have a schedule to sail that again.

 

VSail.info: I might be wrong but I thought you planned to step a wing on that trimaran. Is that correct?

Paul Cayard: It’s a possibility but we don’t have any schedule for when it’s going to happen.

Yikes. The outcome of JuanK's failed trimaran science project might explain PC's mood, eh?

 

What's Plan B?

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In Cayard's words:

".. with the aim to discourage them from sponsoring an AC World Series event.."

It brings up the question of Why whoever it was, may be trying to basically sabotage, 'bomb into the stone age' the world they occupy. To kill as many enemies as possible, perhaps? The ends justify the means?

Hey man people will talk. What's your problem? If it's a good product people talk good stuff and if it's not... well that's capitalism. You will just find an AC "Spring" emerges on social media. You just can't control like this any longer.

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Simply not-to-be-missed PC interview on VS

Nice one, thanks.

 

VSail.info: What about the modified Orma60 trimaran you have. What’s the current situation?

Paul Cayard: We are not sure whether it’s going to sail again. It was good for us last year but it’s still in working progress. We don’t have a schedule to sail that again.

 

VSail.info: I might be wrong but I thought you planned to step a wing on that trimaran. Is that correct?

Paul Cayard: It’s a possibility but we don’t have any schedule for when it’s going to happen.

Yikes. The outcome of JuanK's failed trimaran science project might explain PC's mood, eh?

 

What's Plan B?

Yep, could be it all went badly. He doesn't say it but he could also have surrogate issues to worry about somehow?

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In Cayard's words:

".. with the aim to discourage them from sponsoring an AC World Series event.."

It brings up the question of Why whoever it was, may be trying to basically sabotage, 'bomb into the stone age' the world they occupy. To kill as many enemies as possible, perhaps? The ends justify the means?

Hey man people will talk. What's your problem? If it's a good product people talk good stuff and if it's not... well that's capitalism. You will just find an AC "Spring" emerges on social media. You just can't control like this any longer.

Agree some of that but the 'business' of sponsoring AC events belongs w the organizers, right?

 

It's a little short on detail and so maybe not worth too much speculation; curious he got that specific though.

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so what?

GD might get couple of fines...for speaking up against big brother

and IJ

and everyone he darn pleases

big freaking deal

 

sounds like the big NFL, NBA and the boys that don't let Cuban and the team owners say a darn thing....but guess what?

they still do, its great media opportunity...and one way to beef up the non profit contributions.

 

and believe me...PC nor RC nor Ellison have the balls to kick TNZ out of the next Cup

why? because they would have NO Cup if they did

 

:lol:

 

karma is a bitch

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Another meaningful PC interview, this time with FV's Michele Tognozzi - except it's all in Italian, including the Skype original.

And of course, my selected excerpt had to be this:

 

The fact of the 72, with a wing of 40 meters, it might have been modified, you could do differently. As they say, being able to speak with hindsight everything is always perfect ... if we had a boat of 60 feet or 45 feet, would have been different and we would have more competitors. That's for sure. But we are where we are and I am still convinced that the Cup Final, which has always been only between two boats, will be a great event. To suffer is the Louis Vuitton Cup, instead of 10 or 11 teams will have only three. This is unfortunate, of course, but for those who will watch the finale, the show will be there.

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Another meaningful PC interview, this time with FV's Michele Tognozzi - except it's all in Italian, including the Skype original.

And of course, my selected excerpt had to be this:

 

The fact of the 72, with a wing of 40 meters, it might have been modified, you could do differently. As they say, being able to speak with hindsight everything is always perfect ... if we had a boat of 60 feet or 45 feet, would have been different and we would have more competitors. That's for sure. But we are where we are and I am still convinced that the Cup Final, which has always been only between two boats, will be a great event. To suffer is the Louis Vuitton Cup, instead of 10 or 11 teams will have only three. This is unfortunate, of course, but for those who will watch the finale, the show will be there.

 

 

The brilliance of hind-sight, as PC says. Obviously, scaling back down to 60' COULD cost a lot less. But why do I tend to think that Oracle, Artemis, and ETNZ would be spending nearly the same amount regardless of the boat size? For those teams, it is spend as much as you CAN. For the others, it would be spend as much as you NEED. So, yeah, there could very well be more teams that could afford to go the whole way with 60' boats. How would the excitement be, the spectacle? Would the event be even remotely capable of calling itself the ultimate in sailing with a limit to that length? Questionable, I would say. I would say the 72s, combined with the shortened course up close to shore, is a pretty damned exciting combination. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure 60s would be great, too, but these 72s will be awesome.

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The brilliance of hind-sight, as PC says. Obviously, scaling back down to 60' COULD cost a lot less. But why do I tend to think that Oracle, Artemis, and ETNZ would be spending nearly the same amount regardless of the boat size? For those teams, it is spend as much as you CAN. For the others, it would be spend as much as you NEED. So, yeah, there could very well be more teams that could afford to go the whole way with 60' boats. How would the excitement be, the spectacle? Would the event be even remotely capable of calling itself the ultimate in sailing with a limit to that length? Questionable, I would say. I would say the 72s, combined with the shortened course up close to shore, is a pretty damned exciting combination. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure 60s would be great, too, but these 72s will be awesome.

 

Not arguing with that - except in another part of the interview Paul admits he's concerned about taming the beast both logistically and while racing: it could be too awesome.

 

That is why I still believe 72' boats - but a bit narrower and with the original, 30m fresh wind rig - would have been ideal.

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Another meaningful PC interview, this time with FV's Michele Tognozzi - except it's all in Italian, including the Skype original.

And of course, my selected excerpt had to be this:

 

The fact of the 72, with a wing of 40 meters, it might have been modified, you could do differently. As they say, being able to speak with hindsight everything is always perfect ... if we had a boat of 60 feet or 45 feet, would have been different and we would have more competitors. That's for sure. But we are where we are and I am still convinced that the Cup Final, which has always been only between two boats, will be a great event. To suffer is the Louis Vuitton Cup, instead of 10 or 11 teams will have only three. This is unfortunate, of course, but for those who will watch the finale, the show will be there.

 

 

The brilliance of hind-sight, as PC says. Obviously, scaling back down to 60' COULD cost a lot less. But why do I tend to think that Oracle, Artemis, and ETNZ would be spending nearly the same amount regardless of the boat size? For those teams, it is spend as much as you CAN. For the others, it would be spend as much as you NEED. So, yeah, there could very well be more teams that could afford to go the whole way with 60' boats. How would the excitement be, the spectacle? Would the event be even remotely capable of calling itself the ultimate in sailing with a limit to that length? Questionable, I would say. I would say the 72s, combined with the shortened course up close to shore, is a pretty damned exciting combination. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure 60s would be great, too, but these 72s will be awesome.

 

 

The casual observer woiuldn't be ble to tell the difference in lengths unless side by side. Same thrills for the buck at 60'

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There is a MOD70 circuit.

If you want the AC to be the pinnacle of sailing, you can't sail with 60s.

The first duty of GGYC is to defend the Cup. The second interest of Larry is to make a great spectacle.

But it's the AC.

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+1000

 

The most interesting part of the interview is that Artemis, the Challenger of Record, is now also saying there will only be 3 Challengers in the CSS and LVC. He obviously doesn't rate Greencomm or he knows something. They are in the same neck of the woods.

 

So Seuss and Groucho, please feel free to give Cayard the same shit that you have been giving Dalts. You know, the stuff about affecting the smaller teams ability to get sponsors, how they only want a few challengers etc etc ad nauseum.

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+1000

 

The most interesting part of the interview is that Artemis, the Challenger of Record, is now also saying there will only be 3 Challengers in the CSS and LVC.

 

So Seuss and Groucho, please feel free to give Cayard the same shit that you have been giving Dalts. You know, the stuff about affecting the smaller teams ability to get sponsors, how they only want a few challengers etc etc ad nauseum.

 

Dalton has been undermining the event ever since he "didn't enter", didn't want to use the website, didn't like the idea of having to use cranes, didn't want ACEA to ship his shit to Cascais, wouldn't buy a second AC 45 in a million years (yet that's the first thing LR did), shot his mouth off in SD, etc. etc.

 

Just a slight difference, but your preference is that TNZ shouldn't even be pursuing the AC, so why so defensive ?

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The most interesting part of the interview

to you, apparently

 

is that Artemis, the Challenger of Record, is now also saying there will only be 3 Challengers in the CSS and LVC.

Responding to a pointed question, from FV, whom he was trying hard to humor

 

He obviously doesn't rate Greencomm or he knows something. They are in the same neck of the woods.

Explain to me: Why would de Leo tell Cayard anything at all?

 

So Seuss and Groucho, please feel free to give Cayard the same shit that you have been giving Dalts. You know, the stuff about affecting the smaller teams ability to get sponsors, how they only want a few challengers etc etc ad nauseum.

PC said nothing of the kind and you would know it if you had read it properly.

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The most interesting part of the interview

to you, apparently

 

is that Artemis, the Challenger of Record, is now also saying there will only be 3 Challengers in the CSS and LVC.

Responding to a pointed question, from FV, whom he was trying hard to humor

 

He obviously doesn't rate Greencomm or he knows something. They are in the same neck of the woods.

Explain to me: Why would de Leo tell Cayard anything at all?

 

 

 

Stingray your spin is getting pathetic

 

'Responding to a pointed question, from FV, whom he was trying hard to humor' :lol::lol:

 

Give us a break. Cayard was not humouring FV, he was answering their question honestly.

 

To suffer is the Louis Vuitton Cup, instead of 10 or 11 teams will have only three. This is unfortunate, of course, but for those who will watch the finale, the show will be there.

 

not 'may' or 'possibly' but 'will' That is emphatic.

 

I stand by my statement that Cayard knows something about the number of teams that will race in the LVC. I never at any point mentioned de Leo but Greencomm is the only other team that have made positive noises about building an AC72 for AC34 and Cayard hasn't included them in his figure of 3 challengers.

 

Cayard very much talks down the Louis Vuitton Cup. I wonder how Bruno feels about that.

 

In the space of a couple of weeks we have had Iain Murray, before he was censured/censored by his bosses, ACEA, and now Cayard confirming Dalts predictions that there will only be 3 challengers.

 

The only people that don't seem to want to admit it are the Defenders.

 

By the way if you had read my post correctly you would have known that my comments to Seuss and Groucho were about what thet have said in their posts about Dalts and not what Cayard has said.

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The most interesting part of the interview

to you, apparently

 

is that Artemis, the Challenger of Record, is now also saying there will only be 3 Challengers in the CSS and LVC.

Responding to a pointed question, from FV, whom he was trying hard to humor

 

He obviously doesn't rate Greencomm or he knows something. They are in the same neck of the woods.

Explain to me: Why would de Leo tell Cayard anything at all?

 

So Seuss and Groucho, please feel free to give Cayard the same shit that you have been giving Dalts. You know, the stuff about affecting the smaller teams ability to get sponsors, how they only want a few challengers etc etc ad nauseum.

PC said nothing of the kind and you would know it if you had read it properly.

 

You're such a sorry excuse for an OR apologist it wouldn't be fair to take apart your childishly simplistic attempts at explaining away the shortcomings of Cayard's interview. No contest...

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^ PC very clearly pointed out that others may yet enter, but also correctly noted that time until June is running out.

 

Again, if some teams are leaving their Go decision until that time, well then clearly they have not yet decided. We can speculate if any more will be in the LVC but we can't know, so far.

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We can speculate if any more will be in the LVC but we can't know, so far.

 

An honest question - Has LV completely committed to sponsoring the CSS? I sort of remember that they had, but with a caveat/backdoor about a minimum number of entries. Anyone know the details? They have been very silent. They have been excellent sponsors/patrons for the sport and I hope ACEA has kept them happy.

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^ We don't know any of the proprietary business detail contracts, for any of the sponsors be they team or AC level. Bruno has remarked in the past that he was strongly hoping for 6 teams; that's about the closest thing we have on LV 'expectations.'

 

They do get mileage from the ACWS too, and have fancy events planned for in Naples, Venice, and I would guess beyond.

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^ We don't know any of the proprietary business detail contracts, for any of the sponsors be they team or AC level. Bruno has remarked in the past that he was strongly hoping for 6 teams; that's about the closest thing we have on LV 'expectations.'

 

They do get mileage from the ACWS too, and have fancy events planned for in Naples, Venice, and I would guess beyond.

 

 

Good, glad to hear they are still on-board. They are good patrons in addition to being marketing folks.

 

Someone at ACEA should get them involved in helping (re)build a positive aura around around the AC. ACEA have let the story get away from them - there is more media/discussion focus on financial real estate deals and team squabbling - and not enough on the 'sailing aesthetic' and personalities and technology. The need to get out in front and lead the story in a richer direction, rather than just continuing doing videos of cats on one hull with music - and LV could certainly give them advice on how to do that.

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^ Agreed, and once the ACEA/SF deal gets finalized in whatever form, and Naples approaches, hopefully the LV flavor will start to have greater effect. Prada may well be an increasing factor too in the 'shaping' of the aesthetics.

 

Back to Artemis, anything else informative/fun in this TD$ interview?

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http://www.thedailysail.com/inshore/12/61247/1/terry-hutchinson-artemis-racing-interview#.T0ae7gsaMcM.facebook

 

In Valencia the Artemis Racing sailing team has been busy this month with a two week long training session lining up their newly acquired second AC45 with last year’s boat - team skipper Terry Hutchinson helming one and Tornado double bronze medallist Santiago Lange the other. With precious little time to train on the AC45s last year before they launched straight into the three regatta America’s Cup World Series events in Cascais, Plymouth and San Diego, teams have been taking this period as an opportunity to get some valuable time in on their wingsail one design catamarans prior to this year’s first America’s Cup World Series event in Naples in April. While they now have two AC45s, according to Terry Hutchinson, they won’t race two on the ACWS until San Francisco later in the season. “There is enough going on at home and we have to continue to do that well. And it is expensive.” Artemis Racing also competed on the Extreme Sailing Series last year, but due to their Cup commitments Hutchinson is uncertain if they will be able to make any of the events in 2012. He was looking forward to Cardiff... “I did the J/24 Worlds in Abersoch once! The Extreme 40 was a really great thing for us and that whole series – I take my hat off to Mark [Turner] and what they have done.” The team’s principle focus at the moment is on their new AC72. The new wing sail catamaran has been created by Juan K and his largely Argentinean design team along with some heavy hitters such as former Team New Zealand design head Tom Schnackenberg, Andrea Ivaldi and Paul Bieker on structures, Steve Calder on sail design plus Brits Adam May and Owen Modral and a considerable number of specialists

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^ We don't know any of the proprietary business detail contracts, for any of the sponsors be they team or AC level. Bruno has remarked in the past that he was strongly hoping for 6 teams; that's about the closest thing we have on LV 'expectations.'

 

They do get mileage from the ACWS too, and have fancy events planned for in Naples, Venice, and I would guess beyond.

 

 

Good, glad to hear they are still on-board. They are good patrons in addition to being marketing folks.

 

Someone at ACEA should get them involved in helping (re)build a positive aura around around the AC. ACEA have let the story get away from them - there is more media/discussion focus on financial real estate deals and team squabbling - and not enough on the 'sailing aesthetic' and personalities and technology. The need to get out in front and lead the story in a richer direction, rather than just continuing doing videos of cats on one hull with music - and LV could certainly give them advice on how to do that.

 

You are, again, correct about what ACEA should be doing.

 

However, with zero background in the sport, Richard Worth doesn't have a clue about how to tell the story you suggest. He's more interested in issuing press releases about the latest chef.

 

They have let this story wander, because they lost the plot, if they ever even had it. Worth is now just being defensive when making his comments, the richest of all is that the story has been told because there are three quality challengers, and the rest really don't matter. Worth has made the classic mistake of letting others define his story.

 

The problem is there just aren't many good storytellers inside ACEA, or the teams for that matter. The current teams, other than ETNZ, have no real reason to be out telling stories about the personalities on the teams, or the cool technology they will use. They are all funded already, so they don't need the burden of the media program to constantly tell an engaging story. Money spent on stuff like that really doesn't help to win the Cup, at least not directly.

 

Worth made the story of ACEA how his advancement in TV technology was going to revolutionize the sport. In the long run, the work that Stan Honey has done will probably (hopefully) trickle down to other aspects of the sport, if for nothing else than being used for starts. But it really isn't revolutionizing the sport. It might, if the tide turns, revolutionize some aspects of the broadcasting of the sport, but it's not revolutionizing the sport.

 

Interestingly, if you listen to Stan do an interview about the technology, he pretty much always ends it with something like "well, this technology is great, but I keep asking 'what's the story'?" Having sailed with Roy Disney 10's of thousands of miles, and been a very close friend of his, I'd wager Stan knows more about storytelling, especially as it relates to sailing, than Worth could ever possibility hope to know.

 

There have been plenty of people saying what ACEA should do. Probably the first thing Worth should do is listen to the market. He ought to start with you.

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By the way if you had read my post correctly you would have known that my comments to Seuss and Groucho were about what thet have said in their posts about Dalts and not what Cayard has said.

 

LOVE the level of intellect, there. I have consistently been positive about the cup, how I am excited about it, critical where I believe criticism is valid (lack of promotion, lack of set schedule, most notable), but you drop the silly names. Whatever.

 

Regarding your point. Forgive me if I don't instantly jump on Cayard for a single remark, following those of Murray and others, that there may be only three challengers, as opposed to Daltons non-stop crap, as SWS pointed out. Cayard has consistently supported the direction of the cup, as you haters have constantly pointed out. Only an ass would equate the two.

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^ PC very clearly pointed out that others may yet enter, but also correctly noted that time until June is running out.

 

Again, if some teams are leaving their Go decision until that time, well then clearly they have not yet decided. We can speculate if any more will be in the LVC but we can't know, so far.

 

I think it would be safe to say, knowing how Bruno Peyron works, that if they had thrown in the towel on AC34, that they would announce it and officially reformulate their effort as interim competition in the ACWS with hard plans for AC35. The fact Energy has not thrown in the towel, to me, would seem to indicate they still feel they have a good shot at making it. In many ways, they sound a lot like ETNZ early last year.

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^ Right. Of the ten teams in the ACWS only BAR has precluded building a 72. That the 9 remaining teams are not sharing details of their prospects with us, or probably with GD as he himself has already admitted, precludes anyone from making declarative In or Out statements until the teams themselves announce them.

 

So far 4 of 9 have begun building, and several people who should have a general feel of it suggest that at least 1 and maybe 3 more will also go into Build. That would put us at 5 to 7 of the 9. Me, I still like 6 but we could have to guess until June before we'll know the ultimate AC72s count aimed at early 2013 launch dates.

 

I don't read where PC said anything at all to the contrary, even if others thought they did.

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