Alinghi Challenge AC37


I found the Alinghi graveyard in Valencia last winter.

Given the current trend for 'temporary' team bases maybe the old cat could come in handy again? Throw a tarp over it and you've got an office.....





Super Anarchist
If Alinghi do return to the AC (and thats a big "if") I don't think we'll see another mass buy up of another team. Ernesto has built up a strong sailing team, independent of the Americas Cup, and has had great success in doing that. He has established his team as a dominant force on the multihull sailing stage.

His sailing team has continuity, and consistency from the design and development team to the sailing team. They've come up with a new platform in the TF35, taken it from concept to development, to racing, to establishing its own stand alone circuit.

I think Ernesto would be quite confident in the sailing team he has, as opposed to buying up another AC team like he did in 2003.

wow he actually still drives the boat himself. that wouldn't happen in the AC75



Super Anarchist
LE had lost interest by AC 35. It was obvious, OR was on a tight budget compared to previously.  He won’t be back.
I don't think that was it. if they won they would have been full on with their plan for the series going forward.

instead they lost and now he is full on with SailGP. I don't see him doing both (or dropping SailGP).

edit: unless it is a FYou to bertarelli and try and beat him again.

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Super Anarchist
South Coast, UK
I don't think that was it. if they won they would have been full on with their plan for the series going forward.
They would have defended again but define "full on". Oracle's defence of AC35 was not "full on" in comparison with the resources available to the team in previous cycles.

I don't agree that Sail GP is "full on". It is half-hearted compared to ACWS in AC34. I was at the ACWS event in Plymouth and the spending that went into staging that was startling, moreover that was Larry's largesse, the city paid very little.  You could have invaded a small country with the number of helicopters that filmed it for days on end. 



Super Anarchist
I'd be very keen to see an Alinghi challenge - EB cops a lot of shit here for how the DOG went down (and for poaching Kiwi talent) but in the cycles prior to the DOG debacle he did a lot of good for the AC as a whole and a lot of good to individual teams with acts of generosity when shit hit the fan with breakages etc. I think adding another established AC team to the fold will only be a benefit - plus if Alinghi do commit then these forums will go into a complete meltdown...
Yeah pretty much, but he turned in to full on fucking gollum with the protocol after the 32nd cup, sock puppet COR etc..



AC 37 participants:


Luna Rossa


American Magic



BMW Oracle.

Oh boy lots of heavy hitters!!!  
It's all bullshit untill the full entry fee is paid....... I know - get Scott to change the name to "Speculation Anarchy"..... No Larry - that's Speculation NOT Speculum.....