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  1. Here are the two positions James Farmer criticizes: I (Farmer) have read the statement made by the Flag Officers as to why they oppose the Motion (Appendix One to the Notice of SGM). They come down to (1) The Squadron has delegated to ETNZ “all aspects of AC37 organization, management, and fundraising”, in return for full indemnification “from any liability, financial or otherwise”; (2) ETNZ, it is suggested though not confirmed categorically, cannot fund the defense in New Zealand and therefore offshore venues must be considered. My interest here is in learning how the Flag Officers
  2. The piece by James Farmer includes what I believe is a telling point to any attempt to ask where the Cup will be defended: As to (1), the Flag Officers’ Statement is silent on the key issue of whether the decision as to the venue of the Defense is that of ETNZ or of RNZYS. The legal answer to that, in my opinion, is clear. RNZYS is the current Trustee for the Cup under the Deed of Gift by which it was bequeathed. Farmer correctly asks a question the Flag Officer seems not to know is there for the asking: To whom does the Deed grant the authority to select a venue for a
  3. Iplore tels us: The answer would be because Defender and Challenger mutually consented to overriding that provision. No. Mutual consent is available for the purpose of setting the terms of the match. It treats of such subjects that, were they to remain in dispute, a match could not be held. This includes the dates, courses, number of trials, rules and sailing regulations, and any and all other conditions of the match. Compare the breadth of these subjects with those the Deed prescribes in the event the competing teams are unable to come to mutually agreeable terms of the match.
  4. Mikewof, My parent's neighbor across the street owned a McIntosh system. This was 1960; the system consisted of an amp, tape deck, turntable and speakers. My father and I enjoyed Ellington, Armstrong and a few others. His collection of 78s was badly chipped. The music suffered accordingly. I shared this situation with our neighbor. He took the initiative to ask father's permission to re-record the 78s onto tape. Since my father did not have a tape player and saw no advantage to purchasing one, he refused the request. Our neighbor persisted and, finally, exasperation led my father
  5. I spoke with a technician at Sennheiser. He advises hooking the Bluetooth Transmitter to the amplifier by way of the headphone jack. Since this is an amplified signal the issue LionessRacing raises comes into play. The mitigating step is to connect the amp with the transmitter, being careful to turn the volume on the amp to full silent. Turn the transmitter on. Turn the headphones on and wait for the phones to signal receipt of the Bluetooth signal. That's a small red light on the B&Os. Listen carefully while slowly increasing the volume on the amp. Hold the volume when a signal is
  6. Grande Mastere senses the outcome of me putting the question to Sennheiser: The headphone jack is the sole means of connecting any amplifier that shares the vintage of my Yamaha A-S2100 to the Sennheiser Bluetooth Transmitter. I purchased Bang & Olufson H4 wireless headphones to enjoy audible books on a Kindle. As the devices are easily paired I went looking for a way to establish a similar connection with the Yamaha amp. The sound from the headphones is excellent for speech; jazz should be heard as well and Bluetooth eliminates the need for a cable. The route to making the connection
  7. Thanks. These replies are helpful. I'm delaying any further attempt while I adjourn to the pool....
  8. I want to connect a Sennheiser Bluetooth Audio Transmitter to a Yamaha A-S2100 Integrated Amplifier. The transmitter accepts input through a 3.5mm plug. The amp has a headphone jack that could be adapted to receive a 3.5 mm plug. Sennheiser anticipates the transmitter will be connected in this way. My need would be met better by connecting the transmitter to the twin speaker outputs on the amp. In this way I could toggle between Speakers 1 and 2, with 2 going to the transmitter. The amp shuts off the signal to the speakers automatically when a plug is in the phone jack. The automati
  9. Eyesailor asks: Hmmmm.....good thoughts. Although I don't know how the design would look. How about a 'Y' configuration? Begin a lap at the base of the 'Y." Continue upwind to the common junction. Tack into the right-hand leg, round at the top, heading at an angle that is neither upwind nor downwind. On returning to the junction, perform a ninety degree tack. Sail as on the prior leg. Round the mark and continue to the junction. Sail downwind to the mark at the bottom of the course. On laying out the course for a specific race day, give thought to varying the internal angle of
  10. Porthos writes: When the story is written on the media rights for this cup cycle in the US, I suspect it's going to end with NBC taking a bath and regretting its decision to reach as it has. This is precisely why I refuse to allow NBC Sports Gold to tally my participation when they report income from subscriptions to the AC Premium. Porthos foresees the outcome I am happy to make real.
  11. My subscription to Amazon Prime entitles me to access NBC Sports Gold. On entering the NBC site and selecting coverage of today's World Series Races I am given a six digit access code and directions to go to the NBC Sports Gold web site. On entering the portion of the site that deals with access, I identify the device I am using and enter the six digit code. The web site tells me access is granted but, be patient; it may take several seconds for the updated code to load. That complete, I key the America's Cup World Series tile on display on my television screen. What NBC Sports Gold calls
  12. Thanks NSP! I could not have found that link on my own.
  13. Sailing My Cubicle offers a painful reminder: "If it's anything like the NBC Olympic streaming, be ready to get let down." I had thought my example of of the broadcast of Sail GP would suffice as an instance of poor production work degrading the event itself. By citing coverage of the Olympics, Sail My Cubicle reminds us of NBC using an international event as a stage for marketing to what statisticians call a 'demographic." The pace of the coverage and the commentary were bent along lines such films as 'Star Wars' and 'Fast & Furious' make familiar to us These producti
  14. What has been your experience with NBC Sports Gold? As best I've been able to determine this service is the sole means for watching AC36 in the United States. A subscription costs in the neighborhood of $180. That gives access to all the practice sessions, the ACWS and the Cup competition. Of these, only the first - practice - is available free of commercials. World Series and Cup events will allow the minimum exposure time agreed to by NBC and contracting sponsors. I'm having a hard time convincing myself I should pay for the service and give my time away to advertising. Clearly, th
  15. What has been your experience with NBC Sports Gold? As best I've been able to determine this service is the sole means for watching AC36 in the United States. A subscription costs in the neighborhood of $180. That gives access to all the practice sessions, the ACWS and the Cup competition. Of these, only the first - practice - is available free of commercials. World Series and Cup events will allow the minimum exposure time agreed to by NBC and contracting sponsors. I'm having a hard time convincing myself I should pay for the service and give my time away to advertising. Clearly, th
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