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America's Cup: How next regatta stacks up


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11882839

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Ex-yachtie

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Northland well placed for slice of America's Cup pie


Northland's economic body is already working on bringing as much benefit as possible to the region from the next America's Cup - should it be held in Auckland - with hosting a syndicate, tourism benefits and high-end superyacht work for the marine industry all on the table. (Mike Dinsdale)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/marine/news/article.cfm?c_id=61&objectid=11882708

 

Miffy

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That inner harbor course is criminal. 

There is really no need to limit the course to the small harbor, the AC35 model of bay viewing ticket sales has been a financial disaster and really misses the financial reality that the economic potential is TV/stream advertising, product merchandise and tourism (come for the Cup, stay for Northland). 

I say start investing in maximizing responsible private boat owners hosting visitors for the regatta (economic benefit being folks getting foreign tourism dollars, fixing up their boats in advance of that will be a boost to industry). Maybe develop a "Northland" pass where visitors fly in Auckland and can ride nice buses throughout and as far as Wellington. Spread the love around. 

 
Having been to San Francisco and seen all of the races in Bermuda on video, it is clear to me that stadium racing is a waste of time.  In both venues the spectators were not close enough to the action to make watching it with the naked eye worthwhile.  So, in both cases the big screen monitors were watched much more than looking out at the race course, with much more satisfactory results.  That being the case, why handicap the racing with headlands, buildings and other wind & wave destroyers.  Put the thing out to sea in good wind and waves and use then maximize the use of the video tools developed in the last two events.

 

Rennmaus

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Having been to San Francisco and seen all of the races in Bermuda on video, it is clear to me that stadium racing is a waste of time.  In both venues the spectators were not close enough to the action to make watching it with the naked eye worthwhile.  So, in both cases the big screen monitors were watched much more than looking out at the race course, with much more satisfactory results.  That being the case, why handicap the racing with headlands, buildings and other wind & wave destroyers.  Put the thing out to sea in good wind and waves and use then maximize the use of the video tools developed in the last two events.
You clearly must have picked the wrong spot to watch from in SF.
We hat the perfect place, and could watch the complete course, from start to finish. I was on the press boat once, and it was not better than from land.
Don't know about Bermuda tho. In the broadcast it looked like watching from the shore was not so good as in SF.

 

jaysper

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Transforming Auckland for the America's Cup

These Auckland architects are already imagining what the city could look like if it hosted the next America's Cup

http://www.noted.co.nz/life/urbanism/transforming-auckland-for-the-americas-cup/

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Lovely vision, but I think Blake has received enough accolades for his efforts in the America's Cup.

Despite having a dislike for Dalton's public persona, he is the one that has ensured the survival of this team since 2003 (14 bloody years) under some of the most adverse conditions.

Why should there be a RED SOCK there? Put something up as a testament to Dalton or even better the team as a whole.

 

KZ-1

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Bases should line the western side of the Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter becomes the hub/home of the AC with racing to be out on the sea where the old courses were. The Stadium racing inshore format sucks ass and hard to do in Auckland anyway. Send it out, big up huge screens with heaps of entertainment and food and things like a proper village, not some tent city and make a proper go of it. If we are serious about defending it, then Auckland needs to step up to the plate. And Stephen Tindall can keep his guy fawkes boom boxes at home. We need some proper fireworks. 

 

Barnyb

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Having been to San Francisco and seen all of the races in Bermuda on video, it is clear to me that stadium racing is a waste of time.  In both venues the spectators were not close enough to the action to make watching it with the naked eye worthwhile.  So, in both cases the big screen monitors were watched much more than looking out at the race course, with much more satisfactory results.  That being the case, why handicap the racing with headlands, buildings and other wind & wave destroyers.  Put the thing out to sea in good wind and waves and use then maximize the use of the video tools developed in the last two events.
yes agree.

 
Problem with the inner harbour course is the tides.  Fair rips under the bridge, especially with continual wharf reclamation narrowing the passage and water from the upper harbour flows faster and faster under the bridge and towards Stanley Point. The inner harbour is now more like a river.  Best sailing water but the worst location as far as infrastructure and spectating is near Gulf Harbour on the Whangaparoa peninsula.     

 

Rskiff

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Lovely vision, but I think Blake has received enough accolades for his efforts in the America's Cup.

Despite having a dislike for Dalton's public persona, he is the one that has ensured the survival of this team since 2003 (14 bloody years) under some of the most adverse conditions.

Why should there be a RED SOCK there? Put something up as a testament to Dalton or even better the team as a whole.
yeah how about putting all the old boats ETNZ still have on display there. Kind of historic.

 

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