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  1. Agreed. I have really struggled with this cycle as it feels like the sailing world has moved on, but the Olympics are stuck in the past. It's time for a more significant shake-up of classes IMO. I know it goes against tradition of the Olympics - and don't tell Russell I said this - but it would be great to see a high-performance crewed boat like the F50 or even the youth AC foiler that got shelved last time round. The traditional dinghy classes will always have a place, but I would love to see further new classes rotated in to keep things interesting.
  2. Not really, he's their partnership guy. Background in event management so fairly common to jump around. Given his history with FIFA wouldn't be surprised to see him take up a role for the women's tournament.
  3. Obviously they're going to announce that they're suing each other
  4. That is most succinct summary of TE's "content" I have read in a long time. It baffles me that anyone still takes him seriously.
  5. The 50m penalty not being worth it is not really correct in my opinion. JS knew he was in a compromised position and would be controlled by ETNZ coming off the boundary and it would be race over given the lack of passing lanes we've seen so far. If he had been successful drawing the penalty with what was admittedly a low-% luff, he would have taken the lead and controlled the race. As we've seen in these races there's a big difference between leading and covering vs chasing down / trying to pass so it's worth the trailing boat trying the 50/50 moves IMO
  6. That was exactly the Day 1 this event needed. A 2-0 thumping by either team would have been very bad and we'd be left with an inevitable 7-0 series with little interest left. Now we know that both boats are competitive with slightly different strengths and weaknesses and the ability to win races off the other. I don't think the LR advantage in the light is as great as some think though so I'm hoping we'll see a continuation of yesterday with either team capable of winning irrespective of the conditions. Hopefully they can move this back to the North Head course soon because that seems to o
  7. I believe there's a reason why Gabe Newell came on with a "watch this space". The Emirates execs describe ETNZ as one of their best sponsorship investments, but they will surely be forced to seriously consider whether they continue under-writing big check campaigns.
  8. Sure, but for optics I'll only be able to pay you $900k. I'm sure you'll understand.
  9. Agree, there is zero chance anyone will offer him that. And if they do, I'm available for a cheap $1m a year
  10. I believe Dalton takes over $3m a year for his role, so it's a little disingenuous to say money isn't a factor as it's a great cash-cow if you can get part of it. EDIT: also hearing rumors this may be GD's last cycle as CEO, with Shoebridge lined to take over and Dalton stepping into more of an Exec Chairman role (still on decent pay though I'm sure )
  11. And it's also complete BS. The early design parameters were released to all parties in late 2017/early 2018 and contained enough detail for design teams to begin preliminary work, especially on their simulator. That's the real advantage that ETNZ and LR had - they entered with much more sophisticated design tools than the other teams. Presumably Ineos and AM will have similar head starts to new teams in the next cycle which is just how the AC works.
  12. Was that the day Percy and co were dodging parts coming off the Artemis boat? That's actually a great example as it was the absolute upper range of those boats and from memory the tacks were still very labored with massive boat speed losses (often 10+ kn) through each maneuver
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