Being real creative are you?Or the more accurate way. "We struggled to get funding, so we can't afford to develop our own LEQ12, even though the same struggles mean we wee last to enter so are at the bottom of the list. Which means we will need a second AC40 to at least test some foils"
AM didn't struggle to find funding, they struggled to get the NYYC sponsorship. They also waiting on some clarification of the rules and where the race was going to be sailed before they entered (Fake AC - two boat race, etc.).
This put them down at the bottom of the list.
Money has never been a problem with AM. They were the first to launch a mule and the AC75's. They hired Tom Slingsby. They do not have a commercial sponsor in the team name. Bought two overpriced AC40's for internal match racing.