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In Topic: Team NZ

19 October 2015 - 08:38 AM




teaching stingray about sailboat racing is like banging your head against a brick wall.  In other words, you don't get anywhere at all and just cause pain to yourself, but it feels great when you stop.

I've done enough racing in my time to understand plenty, so: Fuck off, a-hole.


Thanks SimonN and Dogwatch, for nice posts there.


did clean site his Olympic medals ?



Did you "site" your college degree?  How someone can get to your age and width without knowing how to spell blows my mind.


:lol: he still trying to print out his PHD DEGREE = post hole digger -so he can CITE  it -too funny good one Adm. Clean 

all the scholars  missed it too   :rolleyes:

In Topic: EVILSIN / ggyc FAOC 2

16 October 2015 - 10:41 PM

and we now have other ac experts stating what I have been writing and posting since the ggyc illegal acquiring of ac  -so you are still with ggyc fraud circus might want to get away from your dark side- 

Dick Enersen, a grinder aboard 1964 Cup-winner Constellation, said in his resignation letter that

he believes the GGYC "ceding the entire oversight of the Cup to a commercial interest violated both the letter and intent of the Deed of Gift."


In Topic: ACWS Bermuda - Oct 16-18

16 October 2015 - 07:53 PM




But it is definitely possible that data / bandwidth from Bermuda is pricey and that even over the long run there will be much less in the way of videos or even photos uploaded by private parties than was the case from San Francisco.




I am a Dipshit as you can see and tell by my bs spin posts ..just not feeling myself today tumblr_ng37wi3B0w1tsebazo1_250.jpg

Internet access (now mostly Broadband/DSL) is extremely expensive compared to the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe and beyond.


In Topic: EVILSIN / ggyc FAOC 2

15 October 2015 - 10:53 PM

How Bermuda Landed the America's Cup
“It’s a perfect fit for our history, and it’s a great opportunity for us in the present and the future,” Bean said.
It remains uncertain just what the Cup, sailing’s most prestigious event, will do for Bean and his compatriots, but what is as crystal clear as the waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound is that this is a most unexpected opportunity.
Organizing a yacht race here seems an obvious enough idea: water views are inescapable — and routinely stunning — on this archipelago shaped rather like a fish hook. The Newport Bermuda Race already arrives every two years.
SoftBank Team Japan, skippered by Dean Barker, in Gothenburg, Sweden, in August.Special Report: America's Cup World Series: The Sharing of a RivalryOCT. 15, 2015
Iain Percy of Artemis Racing in Santander, Spain, in 2014Special Report: America's Cup World Series: Legacy and RemembranceOCT. 15, 2015
But staging the 2017 America’s Cup was much more of a stretch considering that Oracle Team USA, the syndicate that holds the trophy, is American, and that Bermuda, despite accepting American dollars in its shops and restaurants, is a British overseas territory with a population of only about 65,000 and was bidding against major American cities like San Diego and Chicago.
When Russell Coutts, the former star helmsman for Oracle who is now head of the America’s Cup event authority, first suggested that Bermuda bid for the Cup, local leaders said they were incredulous.
“It was, ‘You’ve been hit in the head by the boom too many times. What are you talking about, man?”’ said Peter Durhager, now chairman of the America’s Cup Bermuda Development Authority, the ACBDA.
At that stage, the Bermudians were only aspiring to hold a warm-up event, like the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series regatta it will stage here on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. But urged on by Coutts and by their research, they were soon in the hunt for the main event.
“We actually thought we were the stalking horse, that we were there to encourage the U.S. cities to be serious,” said Michael Winfield, ACBDA’s chief executive. “When they actually wrote to us confirming that we had won, we actually had the lawyers check the letter because we couldn’t find the loophole. It took the lawyers two days to go through a two-paragraph letter and say in fact that there was no loophole. You’ve got it.”
If sailing were a major sport in the United States instead of a niche diversion, the decision by Coutts and Oracle’s billionaire owner, Larry Ellison, to take the regatta outside the country might have caused a nationalistic uproar. Instead, the surprise move reverberated mainly inside yachting circles.
Malin Burnham, the American businessman who led San Diego’s unsuccessful bid, was outraged.
“It’s confidential, so I can’t relate the party’s name,” Burnham said. “But one of the America’s Cup backers who was a nationally known figure wrote Russell a note, and among other things this party said was that this was the first time the America’s Cup had been prostituted.”
Asked if he thought “prostituted” was too strong a term, Burnham answered: “Not at all.”
The America’s Cup is the oldest major international sporting event. Since it began in 1851, only one team had chosen to defend the trophy outside its home waters. That was the Swiss syndicate Alinghi, which chose Valencia, Spain, in 2007 but only because Switzerland is a landlocked Alpine nation with no seacoast. Oracle’s choice was different and entirely optional.
“I think there was in all honesty some complacency with the U.S. venues,” Coutts, a New Zealander, said in an interview last week in Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital. “They never thought, frankly, we would have the guts to take it outside the United States, and we just looked at it logically. And I’m absolutely convinced it’s the right decision.”
Though the choice has its potential negatives, including the ocean that separates Bermuda from any major population center, one can understand the mutual attraction.
For Bermuda, which has had to muddle through uncharacteristically lean times in recent years, this is a chance to stimulate its economy, inspire its populace, raise its global profile and boost high-end tourism, including the affluent super-yacht community if new facilities prove an effective magnet after the Cup.
“My interest in doing this is it’s one part about a sailboat race and nine parts about other stuff,” Durhager said.
For Coutts and Oracle, this is a chance to come to a venue where the Cup and its challenger series will be the main attraction instead of the sideshow it was in booming San Francisco in 2013.
“The people here are just so into it; it’s like going to Augusta where it’s all about the golf,” said Jimmy Spithill, Oracle’s skipper.
The government and business community in Bermuda is also easier to navigate than in San Francisco with its difficult political climate for waterfront initiatives. Bermuda is in the process of building an America’s Cup event village on about 10 acres of reclaimed land in the harbor at the Royal Naval Dockyard, although there has been some concern expressed about the project by local environment advocates.
Though crowds are expected to be much smaller than in San Francisco, the time zone is advantageous for television: one hour ahead of New York and five behind Paris and much of Continental Europe (with challengers from Britain and France, European prime time is particularly important).
An American venue like Newport, R.I., could have provided some time-zone benefit, but the American venues were not offering the same incentives as Bermuda, which agreed to pay $15 million as the cost of entry over a three-year period as well as underwrite a $25 million guarantee against commercial sponsorship.
“We get a certain percentage of anything Bermuda introduces so there’s a way to claw back that guarantee, and that’s been happening already,” said Grant Gibbons, Bermuda’s minister of economic development.
Gibbons estimated Bermuda’s capital and operational expenditures at $35 million to $40 million.
Though some in the Cup community maintain that Bermuda overpaid, Durhager disagrees and said initial projections in 2014 were that “we were going to spend roughly $75 million and we’re going to earn somewhere around $250 million on a direct impact basis.”
“Everyone has to keep their own counsel,” he said. “What is another event worth in a city the size of San Diego, where you have professional sports teams and major conference business with millions of people a year going through your city? What’s that worth compared to a country that is 22 square miles? It’s very different, so one is an apple and one is a pomegranate, not even an orange. So you can’t compare the two.”
“If I look through their lens, why would we in Bermuda spend this kind of money to attract this kind of event?,” he said. “Fair enough. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t work for us.”
It is also fair to say that the America’s Cup just might be the only significant global sporting event that Bermuda could attract in light of its location and demographics.
Bean, the pastor in St. George’s who was once in the British Merchant Navy and knows his port from his starboard, embodies the acute local interest but also understands the common people’s expectations.
“How it will trickle down is important,” he said of the Cup’s benefits.
Coutts has been instrumental in creating a youth sailing program with a technological and environmental component for Bermudian schoolchildren. The steadily growing Cup community is renting houses and apartments, buying cars and groceries.
The consensus for now is that Bermuda is a pleasant place to count down the days and nights to 2017 as well as a remarkable place to sail with its varying conditions and the natural amphitheater of the Great Sound that should provide enough runway for the high-speed, foiling catamarans that will contest the World Series this week and eventually the Cup.
“This is the best sailing I’ve ever done,” said Tom Slingsby, Oracle’s well-traveled tactician. “You get the full wind range here, beautiful scenery and clear water. I saw a manta ray jumping in the air yesterday. Turtles, fish everywhere. It’s great out there.”
In light of an American team’s unprecedented decision to defend the Cup outside of the United States of America, that seems a necessity.

In Topic: EVILSIN / ggyc FAOC 2

15 October 2015 - 06:36 AM

Commercialization of the America’s Cup by copy cat bung hole s unlimited
With Bermuda shorts being such iconic fashion on the island, designer Rebecca Hanson is hoping the event will be a bonanza for her clothing company. As an official licensee of the America’s Cup, she can now embellish her product range with the event logo.
Men’s shorts without logo – $98
Men’s shorts with logo – $129
But Hanson’s rights to sell items displaying the coveted logo become a lot less valuable unless guarded. As The Royal Gazette reports, a protective order issued by economic development minister Grant Gibbons seeks to restrict unlicensed advertising that would unfairly exploit the America’s Cup.
“The order is tailored and necessary to prevent unauthorised commercial exploitation of the Louis Vuitton World Series event and the 35th America’s Cup,” Gibbons said, “particularly since the event village and certain on-the-water areas around the race course will be open to the public.”
The minister said restrictions are required in order to protect the commercial interests of the America’s Cup Event Authority and any of its designated commercial partners from “ambush marketing” — an issue that has arisen in previous America’s Cup events and other international sporting events.
An example of ambush marketing would include actively promoting brands that are not official sponsors of the event.
He continued: “The order is also necessary to protect the interest of the 59 local individuals and small businesses who have paid to exhibit their goods and/or provide goods and services in connection with the staging of the event.“
The special order prohibits the exhibition or distribution of any advertisement in any public place within a defined area along the waterfront, unless authorised in writing by the America’s Cup Event Authority.
The Order also covers business proprietors and operators working from a permanent structure within the restricted area, who will be prohibited from exhibiting, on or attached to the permanent structure, any advertisement that is clearly visible from anywhere within the restricted area or the race course area — and which is outside the scope of that person’s normal course of business; or appears to be an attempt to associate with the event, unless authorised in writing by the America’s Cup Event Authority.
The Order also covers advertisements on watercraft that are clearly visible from the restricted area or race course area unless authorised in writing by the America’s Cup Event Authority.
Editor’s note: Ah yes, it brings back lovely memories from the 2007 America’s Cup when Alinghi’s legal counsel would send me nasty-grams for some ridiculous perceived intrusion on their rights. Felt more like bullying at the time. Ana, are you out there? Are we good?