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Brian Weslake

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ETNZ wins protest and AC. RC signs with Oracle.

 

Cup goes to Auckland, Dalton imposes strict nationality rules preventing Coutts and the famous 5 from sailing with Oracle. Ernie says "sod it" and goes to play with F1 racing. Luna Rossa withdraws from event citing lack of interest by sheep farmers in buying $3000 handbags and girlie Euro sunglasses. All other Euro syndicates withdraw citing lack of sponsor interest, leaving Chinese and a significantly weakened Oracle. Chinese win LVC after Oracle's headfoil repeatedly blows out in successive races. Chinese go on to win AC final after NZ team succumb to mysterious bout of Manchurian bird flu.

 

 

ETNZ win protest, Alinghi win AC, RC signs with Oracle

 

Ernie sacks Famous 5 and introduces strict nationality rules stating that no kiwis can sail on any team. Emirates decides that they do not wish to be associated with bad sport, whiney girl team, and switch sponsorship to Alinghi. Alinghi scrap ACC class and introduce new class so expensive that is beyond the GNP of NZ. New class has new rules and new measurement committee personally appointed by Ernesto. Ken McAlpine never works in America's Cup again. Appeals from Dalton to Ernie to provide bridging finance to get TNZ team back up and running are met with a polite "go fuck yourself". RC has falling out with Larry after 6 months and quits citing irreconcilable differences. Paid $10 million to sit out 33rd Cup.

 

ETNZ lose protest, Alinghi win AC, RC signs with Oracle

 

Famous 5 go to Oracle, Dalton hired by Alinghi along with core of ETNZ crew for undisclosed 7 figure sum. No experienced cup sailors left in NZ, so TNZ hire Chris Dickson to sail boat single handed. TNZ win resounding to victory in AC as CD has no-one to argue with.

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I like this dream too;

 

Alinghi get DSQ from the entire regatta, New Zealand walks home with the cup, Coutts & Co leave for BMWO grab the cup and put it back in America with the statement "If you cannot play nice, you don't play at all!".

 

Odd thing I'd support him in that endeavor, because this BS that's going on now? is not what got me in love with this sport.

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ETNZ wins protest and AC. RC signs with Oracle.

 

Cup goes to Auckland, Dalton imposes strict nationality rules preventing Coutts and the famous 5 from sailing with Oracle. Ernie says "sod it" and goes to play with F1 racing. Luna Rossa withdraws from event citing lack of interest by sheep farmers in buying $3000 handbags and girlie Euro sunglasses. All other Euro syndicates withdraw citing lack of sponsor interest, leaving Chinese and a significantly weakened Oracle. Chinese win LVC after Oracle's headfoil repeatedly blows out in successive races. Chinese go on to win AC final after NZ team succumb to mysterious bout of Manchurian bird flu.

How about ETNZ wins, imposes strict natioanlity rules, so Larry simply moves Oracle campaign to NZ, signs RC and most/all other top NZ sailors for fat $$$. Wins the cup, moves the defense to San Francisco. :P

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