That is not how it worked!So, last time Dalton was hidden away in a boat with no signal to receive the desired CoR.
Did we miss that part? Or has it changed how CoR is determined?
The challenge is between yachtclubs, as stipulated in de Deed of Gift, and usually the respective Commodores will be ready to do the deed.
Dalton's or rather ETNZ's influence depends on their contract with the RNZYS.
We will hear soon who the Challenger is, and later what the agreed conditions will be.
Meanwhile we will speculate and spread plenty false info here on SA.