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From FareVela, the boat’s name Salamander harks back to a famous Dutch warship of the XVIIth century - apart from the Jesus lizard

FV also notes, not without reason, that the Dutch logo is much too similar to Il Moro’s

 

 

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I just think it's great that Chief Hopper has got his dream of a AC sailing team up and running. He's had quite a traumatic year with everything that's gone down in Hawkins and he deserves this. 

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Chief Hopper knows nothing of what is really going on in the Lowlands.

My cloggie source who is very much in the know, tells me that an arbitration panel will be convened in the next few days. Trouble already, anyone knows?

 

 

 

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Well the America's Cup has historically  been quite lucrative for lawyers

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Obvious choice for builder in the Netherlands is Holland Composites / &DNA. Great experience in building and developing cutting edge foiling boats.

They collaborate a lot with Mischa Heemskerk as well, who would be another obvious addition to the team.

 

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There hasn't been built a serious raceboat in the Netherlands since the ABN Amro Volvo 70's  though, and those where built by Killian Busche and his team.  Anything built so far in the Netherlands is either quite crude in comparison or has been seriously overweight. But yes, Holland composites is a great company, and might be able to pull it off. An other option is Rondal, they have people experienced with raceboats, but are as a company more builders of rigs and components.  The aerospace guys from Fokker and airborne might be a safer bet though, as they have more experience in tight tolerances and quality control. (But could they even build a boat?)

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But does anyone else have similar experience in foils and their control systems ?

I think that’s the area where their expertise is particularly relevant

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11 minutes ago, Varan said:

In case you missed it, Simeon is in Auckland checking out where their base will be.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/214699/Americas-Cup-team-proceeding-in-spite-of-dispute

Love the optimism, and Carolijn too.

Gladwell has his knockers, haters and critics here but I, for one, am glad he's on the case and keeping us current with stuff from the home of the next AC series that local media should be covering -- and isn't!

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Yawn - same script as previous umpteen wannabe contestants, that then fizzled away. Surprised ETNZ’s wasting everybody’s time

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On 2/19/2019 at 2:10 AM, Xlot said:

Yawn - same script as previous umpteen wannabe contestants, that then fizzled away. Surprised ETNZ’s wasting everybody’s time

Don't yawn too long or too often.  The pieces are falling into place.  The latest with today's Protocol amendment and solidarity announcement by Challenger and Defender. Of course the Dutch still need a big pile of the Green Stuff.  That could be their downfall.

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51 minutes ago, KiwiJoker said:

Don't yawn too long or too often.  The pieces are falling into place.  The latest with today's Protocol amendment and solidarity announcement by Challenger and Defender. Of course the Dutch still need a big pile of the Green Stuff.  That could be their downfall.

Green?

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3 minutes ago, IPLore said:

Green?

 

 

Well he specifically said 'green stuff', which when it comes to the Dutch must mean...

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Nothing beats Dutch optimism. Their promo video is quite funny. Look out New Zealand, The Dutch are coming.! It's not the boat that wins it's the team.! I would say if Ian Percy get's the nod for the Malta Challenge and puts his team together they will be ahead of the Dutch. Great to see a Dutch team though and if you believe in Santa Claus the Dutch can win the Americas Cup. Seriously though I hope they do well..!

 

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At least portions of the control systems will likely not be developed by the boat building company, be that Holland Composites or another one.  HC has built multihull boats with rudder controls, foils controls, etc but I would think the AC level would warrant separate specialists.  I hope they get the build.

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