So the paper of record in NZL just makes up stuff ... Seriously? That story didn't come from inside the team? Lewis just made that up? If so, that would weaken ETNZ, make them look like they can't pull the trigger.
There has been no active defense, because nothing has been put into the proper forum. Ehman never said he was going to protest, ETNZ did.
You are a sad case Peter. You have photos of GGYC folk all over your facebook page - many of whom would be either embarrassed to read some of the crap you post here - it's kind of obvious how partisan you are. Don't pretend to be reasonable.
The NZ Herald write stacks of crap and they sure don't need any stories fed to them by ETNZ - some of whom I know for a fact (first hand) mock some of the stuff they write about the AC. Judging by what I read it seems more like they get more of their info from this board.
You are suggesting that because there has been no active defence by ETNZ over this what?? That they chose to pay TE's desperate rubbish with the attention it deserves - utter contempt? Ignoring it?
Did it ever occur to you that maybe ETNZ IS cheating, and are just very good at it? And maybe it isn't voice communication, but maybe instead some form of data?
Remember, it was KIWI's who got caught cheating inside Oracle.
Yes, it did. But since it came from TE, who has about as much credibility as a chocolate fire-guard, the accusations should be viewed about as close to being baseless as possible. He is pretty much an integrity-free zone, a whore who changes his tune depending on who is fulling his wallet. No-one considers him credible except those whose moral compass is already shot to hell.
So far as some of the OR team members who were caught cheating being kiwis - well, I view the nationalities as less important than the organisational culture. The vast majority of the sailing world looks at the ACWS incident as an OR problem, not an individual one.