Sounds more like an invitation, a rejigging, by ‘Hayden Porter, RNZYS CEO’ than any announcement of intention by the J Class owners.
But as RG suggests, it’s possible that both NZ and AUS will have things well-enough under control by March; and that there will be a pent up ‘demand’ for some...
Yes, it’s possible. That, or (incidentally) due to lack of a Challenger and/or a Defender going out to the start line.
Cant see how sporting events of any kind will be included in ‘the new normal’ without massive changes including to their formats and/or schedules.
My guess right now is No. Without a cure and/or a vaccine available very soon from now (highly unlikely) then things like AC36 simply won’t happen until 2 years later or never. Any boat race, ‘AC’ - branded or not, is now at the very, very deep bottom of any respectable person’s priority list.
Thanks for clarifying but to extend that literary flourish (speculation too): the possibility that the boat is indeed stuck in Porto GT, controlled as you suggest by Mafiosi, does bring up the possibility of bribery; bribery by parties interested in either holding or releasing the boat.
I realize this is a little aside from the larger point of your argument, but: Have you seen the suggestion from anywhere else that Te Aihe is stuck in port GT? Given the imprecise, changing, now even later projections for its return to NZ this does seem plausible but (just curious) is it your...