You are dumb aren't you ?
So Jacinda should begin with most vaccinated countries which are Malta and Iceland, isn't it ? Well Iceland number of cases are exploding now more than any other place in the world.
And if you think a vaccinated person living NZ has no chance of getting the virus you...
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.
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.
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...
- 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
- date of the next AC
- possibility for other competitors to compete
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.
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.
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.