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  1. The past success did not have so much to do with what he did than with his designers, now let's see what happens for AC37.
  2. Yes, their behaviour with AM and INEOS was not correct, but who is burning the bridges ? GD burnt the bridges with Russell, then with all the AC35 challengers, now with LR. How long before the war happens with Ineos ? But Ratcliffe is not a small player and has more cards in his hands.
  3. Nothing agains TH, but they have to change the team, and that begins with the management. BTW, their first role now is to keep the designers and find new ones.
  4. My bet is that GD and Ratc already know the venue, secured the money (some advance for the brits regarding that), already work on their new boat, and when they announce it in sept or october the others will be too late to catch up.
  5. Correct, but they were beaten in the CSS, I don't know if that would count. No problem for ETNZ, it does not concern the winning boat.
  6. Because: "No vessel which has been defeated in a match for this Cup can be again selected by any Club as its representative until after a contest for it by some other vessel has intervened, or until after the expiration of two years from the time of such defeat." I don't know if their B1, if still existing, could be considered not defeated and modified to make a winning boat. I guess the best solution would be to build a new hull, same for UK and Italy.
  7. 4, the main contributor to the SailGP thread, pushing it to the top with most people not reading what he writes.
  8. Known: - GD and Ratcliffe discuss of a possible AC37 - TNZ can keep its boat and optimize it - the Brits have build a new boat or modify it and consider it as a new boat with the miracle of the MC Known unknown - date of the next AC - possibility for other competitors to compete - They don't know the venue while the others may already know it and benefit from it Unknown ? Certainty - the teams who compete for AC37 will have a huge advantage for AC38 as the will have the possibility to race on the AC75 3 rd version.
  9. Yes, Ratcliffe is smart, yes a DoG match is a possibility, by I doubt it's his preference, we don't know what is discussed behind closed doors. They could also both know the venue while others possible challengers don't.
  10. We don't know what happens behind the supposed "negotiations" but what if GD already knows the venue without telling Ratcliffe ? he could begin to adapt their boat to the venue in advance. Conspiracy theories ?.......It's the AC.
  11. Yep, and Dalton told the AC75 was designed for the Hauraki gulf difficult conditions, but in real life I doubt it could sail around the Isle of Wight and any conditions in the Solent. Their wide hull hitting waves at 40 kts would not be ideal for the crew and the material.
  12. The NZ AC72 sustained supposedly 30 kts on the ocean, but I guess you are talking about the AC75. Whatever, the venue should make the boat and not the contrary,
  13. Partly agree, budget is key, their is another factor in the AC: time. The time spent to shop another venue is not helping. Also, I don't know how reliable figures are but: if it is true the NZ gvt proposed $ 100 M, or even $40 M "only", it is still a lot for the improvement of an already existing class in a short period of time. Some have been writing that GD is looking for $ 200 M, but for what ? to spend it in a few months before AC37 ? It makes no sense to me. You have the right to believe that the reason to shop the venue is to have bigger chance to win, it also provide some
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