I appreciate your help here.
for some reason. politics just something I don't grok.
but if I'm catching on correctly. the central government in Madrid - although evenly split - had money to spend on a yacht race. and they spent it where it would politically buy them more action. I guess.
think I'm closer to understanding how the hydraulics operate inside a wing mast. and I honestly don't understand that at all. lol.
that's pretty rich - coming from you. but then again. just where does your allegiance lie?
it baffles me how sailby thinks Auckland is going to throw a ticker tape parade for these guys.
I mean. perhaps I don't understand Kiwis. the most I've met we're also spectating at the AC. and a few others here and there. they seemed like pretty normal people. which means. no parades...
that's right. San Francisco, for example, gave the AC a try - once - and then decided it really wasn't worth the trouble.
Barcelona needs the AC like a hole-in-the-head. It's a bit interesting though that someone must be pushing it. Like that Malaga bid, which seems to energized by a single...
there are just three (genuine) sailing venues on the table: Barcelona, Cork, and Auckland. (I'm refusing to acknowledge the no-wind venues of Malaga or the KSA).
it's difficult not to see Auckland as the single pragmatic choice. is any European country gonna pony up cash for an NZ team? I guess...
because, if you look at the annual statistics, Barcelona has consistent breeze year 'round.
it might be consistently inconsistent. but at least its consistent. and yes, it blows there. unlike Malaga, for instance, which has consistently no wind at all.