Based on the AC 34 results when France went 0 for 3 when none of the three teams started were able to make it to the line they should put all their limited eggs in one basket this time around .
I don't know. The nation is big enough, sailing is a big enough interest, and there are enough big companies, that if public interest grew because there are rival teams, it might actually be beneficial to have more than one team. They have enough great sailors, and great designers/builders. Energy was truly a professional, well-organized team. But Aleph was pretty amateurish, and OdK never really got their effort rolling. Also, you have to always consider that AC34 was an untested trial, no model to go by. The finals may be something that really is marketable to French fans and French companies.
By the way, Clean, were you able to get a talk in with Bruno Peyron while you were over there, as you had hoped?
That's pretty much a cut and paste as to what you said for the last go round and how did that end up ?
If they put their resources behind one team they may actually show up to the line this time.