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17 hours ago, Stingray~ said:

Up close and personal with the America’s Cup before it heads overseas for an important touch-up

I still say they should let the lack of class stand & be seen for what it is by future generations.

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Still wondering why there was no made for TV movie about it like 1995 and 2000 must of been too much of a distraction for them.

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Toyota will continue its support for Emirates Team New Zealand for the America’s Cup defence on the Waitemata Harbour in March 2021.

New Zealand’s largest motor vehicle importer and distributor is also Emirates Team New Zealand’s most loyal supporter, having first joined the team in 1992.

The 2021 Cup defence in Auckland will be the eighth America’s Cup campaign that Toyota New Zealand has been involved in, making it the longest continuous sports sponsorship in the country .....

https://www.toyota.co.nz/about-toyota/toyota-news/2018/june/toyota-backs-the-2021-americas-cup-defence/

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13 hours ago, rh2600 said:

 

Forgot how irritating Tuckers voice

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On 6/25/2018 at 11:39 PM, hoom said:

I still say they should let the lack of class stand & be seen for what it is by future generations.

Anyway.. 

What’s bigger than winning the America’s Cup? Apparently it’s engraving the victory in a bigger font on the trophy, thus prompting additional tiers to the bottom of the trophy to accommodate the boasting.

https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2018/06/28/americas-cup-madness-began/

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Would love to see the photos referred there & if they show that TNZ started it then yes that should be retained & show who really started it.

By re-engraving they wipe out the physical history.

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GRANT DALTON: REFLECTING ON A YEAR SINCE WE WON

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It was a satisfying day in Bermuda 1 year ago this week.

A day you can only dream about coming true. But when you do, you don’t actually think about the day after that.

And it’s the next day when you realise having just reached the top of a mountain you are instantly back at the bottom again with a fresh challenge ahead.

Only this time the mountain is twice as high now you must both defend the America’s Cup as well as organise the next event.

The biggest issue we identified from the outset was the distraction the event can have on the defending team.

Emirates Team New Zealand has been very careful to not let this happen but it will be an ongoing challenge. 

The good thing is we have really good people who know the America’s Cup and know what is important and what to focus on in their specific areas, shutting out the other noise and distraction.

Designers have been occupied with the class rule, now fully published.

Not an easy process, but we feel it is a strong rule with an exciting class of boat that already the sailing world is anticipating.

Test boats are already beginning to emerge from some teams.

Emirates Team New Zealand has decided to set up its own in-house boat building facility which is a first for the team and no small job. That facility is not far away from being operational so will see a significant jump in activity within the team.

One of the major challenges was locking down Auckland as the host city venue and beginning to get the infrastructure plans in place which have set the foundations for the event venue in 2020 / 21.

Good progress and the team is very excited to be moving into the Viaduct Events Centre in October- but it is important the team stays culturally tight and strong as we head to a more public space.

The Event has already begun the distribution of TV rights, starting with the free to air rights in New Zealand with TVNZ. The overall philosophy is to make the racing accessible to people around the world through free to air TV and open digital viewing access to really increase the overall America’s Cup & sailing fan base.

When you add all that has been achieved in just over 365 days since we won, it seems to me that we are on track right now towards an exciting and inclusive America’s Cup event in 2020 /21. But as always plenty more to do!

- Grant Dalton

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Peter Burling's detour on the way home from the Volvo.  (google translation) - video is on webpage below. 

https://www.ouest-france.fr/sport/voile/route-du-rhum-non-peter-burling-ne-remplacera-pas-sebastien-josse-5862871

On Tuesday, the maxi trimaran Edmond d Rothschild was sailing at over 39 knots between Ile de Groix and Les Glénans. At the helm of the ultimate, Lorient-based gold medalist in Rio and winner of the America's Cup, Peter Burling. The 27-year-old world star, who nearly won the Volvo Ocean Race, dreamed of sailing on a flying ocean multihull. He did so at the invitation of Sébastien Josse, who will drive the machine on the next Route du Rhum.

The surprise was big. Guests to sail an afternoon aboard Edmond de Rothschild, the splendid 32m Ultimate of the Team Gitana Offshore Racing Team, we had the pleasure of discovering that there was another guest on board. And not just anyone: Peter Burling!

The young skipper from New Zealand is considered one of the most talented sailors on the planet. At 27, he already has an incredible track record: silver medalist in London (2012) and gold in Rio (2016) in 49er, helmsman and winner with Team Zealand of the 2017 America's Cup, 3rd of the Volvo Ocean Race with Team Brunel (3 stage wins), multiple World Champion titles in 49er and 420, World Sailor of the Year in 2017 ... In short, heavy ...

What was he doing there? Rest assured, he did not come to take the place of Sebastien Josse for the next Route du Rhum. The latter, who trains for the Transat had just invited the New Zealand skipper to discover the thrills of such a 32-meter racing car launched at over 39 knots on its foils.

"The connection was made by Thomas Rouxel (team-mate of Gitana 17) who took part in a Volvo Ocean Race stage with Peter on Team Brunel, explains Sébastien Josse, who have known each other since, and when, in early June, We went sailing off Ireland, we met near the Fastnet, the Volvo boats, Peter Burling saw us fly not far from him and it made him want to try a Ultimate. to come a day with us, and he agreed . "

 

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Before coming back to New Zealnde this Wednesday, after the return of The Hague, Peter Burling made a small hook by Lorient.

Flight at 39 knots!

Apparently, he enjoyed the experience, stopping in about 20 knots of wind, part of the afternoon, and raising the speedometer to nearly 39 knots (the record of the day was set at 40.9 knots with Sébastien Josse at the helm), between Les Glénans and Ile de Groix.

"It's great," summed up the winner of the America's Cup, never necessarily very causative, but the eye very sharp on all the details of the boat.

"It's a great experience, I'm sailing on it, why not ... For the moment I'm going to dedicate myself to the next America's Cup, and other personal projects."

With the adoption of the Imoca as the future boat of the Volvo Ocean Race, and New Zealand skippers who are interested in the universe of the ultimate, the French and Anglo-Saxon worlds of offshore racing tend to get closer lately.

 

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8 hours ago, Stingray~ said:

I had desperately hoped that the next ‘VOR’ was going to be competed for in Maxi Tri’s. 

That would obviously be impossible. They might make it through the Southern Ocean but they would crash in the last few miles to the Auckland stopover. Hauraki Gulf, the graveyard of multihulls.

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31 minutes ago, dogwatch said:

That would obviously be impossible. They might make it through the Southern Ocean but they would crash in the last few miles to the Auckland stopover. Hauraki Gulf, the graveyard of multihulls.

very good

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Rose Noelle capsized off Tauranga from recollection, drifted a long way in open ocean before washing up on Great Barrier Island.

That story turned me pro multihull.

 

Edit: much further South

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On 7/8/2018 at 9:28 AM, Kiwing said:

That was an amazing multi-hull story. Great book too.

what's the book called mate? had never heard the story until now, very interesting

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The other crew members account of the journey is also worth reading. Capsized by James Nalepka. I would say the true vibe of the ordeal is somewhere between to two.

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(can't be buggered googling it right now but...) wasn't there a real hoo-ha after they made it back to land over whether or not they were actually lost at sea for that length? 

The old man (gone now but had sailed many many ocean miles) expressed major doubts that they were being completely up front. 

Thoughts? 

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Yeah, Barfys Herald link does talk about cops initially having doubts, thought it was a drug smuggle gone bad but barnacle growth on the submerged topsides was consistent with the claimed time.

 

Just watching 2015 TV movie about it https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/abandoned a thing I hadn't realised is they did have & deploy an EPIRB, why wasn't that picked up?

There's also an older one https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/back-from-the-dead-1996

 

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1 hour ago, hoom said:

a thing I hadn't realised is they did have & deploy an EPIRB, why wasn't that picked up?

Apparently it was a non-satelite type, no ships or planes in range.

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On 7/5/2018 at 6:58 AM, Stingray~ said:

Cool piece.

I had desperately hoped that the next ‘VOR’ was going to be competed for in Maxi Tri’s. 

Too quick so not enough time to sell stuff.

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https://www.sail-world.com/news/207702/Glenn-Ashby-wins-2018-Open-European-title

America's Cup skipper wins A Class Catamaran European Open title

by Gordon Upton/Sail-World NZ 16 Jul 11:43 NZST16 July 2018

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SUI Champion Sandro Cavieziel's modified Scheurer G7 has an epenage filling in the space aft of the rear beam for better aerodynamics and drag reduction - seen on day 3 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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GRB Sailor Adam May experiences conditions typical of the last race on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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Glenn Ashby show the way and was foiling whilst sitting because of the conditions on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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Oracle Team USA star Kyle Langford enjoying his first A Cat event on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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First race was sailed in Champagne Sailing conditions (if only they had known what was awaiting them later) on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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Game over on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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Teenage GRB sailor Oscar Lindley-Smith nailed the pin well in two races at his first A Cat regatta on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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POL sailor Jacek Noetzel navigates the carnage at the top mark on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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Barefoot skiing on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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