What is it that some people want to hear from RC, or from the almost never-commenting LE, or about the apparent settlement to the Simpson family, that would change anything? Some kind of Mea Culpa to point to, that one could use to say 'I told you so' about multihulls, or the number of Challengers who pulled through, or the AC72 design, or ammunition to further the jihad against AR, or what?
RC is likely smart to be staying above the fray. I'm sure he'll let us know his perspective again in time; eventually Larry will weigh in too in his typically very big-time way.
This is Larry and Russells event. We all know that. I want to hear from Russell on his views and opinions on how this is stacking up. I want to hear OTANZAC's side of the story. What do they make of these rule changes. I dont think thats too much to ask considering this was an event made for media.
Im not interested in a AR jihad, nor an OTANZAC jihad for that matter, I just want to know what they are thinking on this current situation as they are effected along with the rest of the teams.
I dont understand their stance on silence?
Well not much from any of the teams on specifics about the rule changes - probably for good reason. Probably all teams told to let those involved in managing the issue speak to it.
As soon as RC speaks to specific issues it will turn into a public shit fight with grumpy. Look at the headlines coming out of the NZ rags - Grumpy now takes aim at AR. Hell RC can't even support a charity event in NZ in good faith without grumpy instigating trouble from the get go.
Look at the trolls already claiming changing the rules is OR cheating - the same people claiming they don't listen to the challengers when LR was the team behind the wind limit change. Where are the posters that said at the start of the safety discussions that grumpy trusted IM, but now he's towing the party line ?
I guess he is, from all teams.
Hi SWS, It almost wouldnt matter what he talks about, just say something, anything, talk about how your own programme is going, tell us how the two boat testing is going to work, anything would be better tham nothing. They havent spoken in weeks and with all that is going on i find it very very strange indeed.
Tell us about the '
summer of sailing', ....................... something?