We did. But they weren’t the caliber that have signalled their interest now. We all thought they might be, could or should be, but LR proved to be far too strong for them. AS I always said, AM looked good by themselves but would be shown up by the experienced teams, and that proved to be true. INEOS will be strong as CoR, as long as they maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with ETNZ, LR will again be tough to beat (if they return) which it sounds like they might, Alinghi are strong fullstop, Stars + Stripes, who knows, they’ve had a whole cycle to get their shit together, and if the CSS is held in the UK, it might make it a little more appealing for the US audience/ sponsors, but there is some talented guys in that team. Spithill is going to the US SailGP team now so he might even come back with them.Ummm what? I think this time last cycle we had more challengers lining up and S&S didn't exactly turn out to be the best of the best did they?
I'd like to see Artemis return with NO at the helm and maybe SoftBank with Draper.