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Melges IC-37 Chosen as new platform for Canada's Cup Match racing regattas

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With design/build.   The CC  Deed held by RCYC references design / build and development.    It does not mention OD racing.    The problem is there is so little money around for throw away race boats.    Nobody wants to play anymore.   Such is life.    The good old days of  real wealth are basically gone never to return,   Trump or no Trump.    How to rekindle?    Joint ventures with designers and builders with go forward value ?   Wait for the current Millenials  to inherit  and have families that need facilities not just big dinghies.    Again this requires a modicum of wealth.    People liked the 8 meter spectacle and nobody gave a crap about the Farr 40 spectacle.     The NYYC  Invitational seemed to work because the boats had a future after the spectacle.   Maybe some of the designers and builders have an opinion ?

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55 minutes ago, GC&GC said:

   The good old days of  real wealth are basically gone never to return,   Trump or no Trump.   

A truly idiotic statement - BITD of the big CC's the rich didn't have yachts the size of cruise ships. They didn't spend hundreds of $million$ on the AC. They didn't pay $50 million for a collector car.

The really rich have never been richer than they are now. Many, many people spend more on a mid level collector car than any CC boat & campaign would cost.

The interest just isn't there.

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