https://www.alinghi.com/content/ernesto-bertarelliIf 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.
I don't think that was it. if they won they would have been full on with their plan for the series going forward.LE had lost interest by AC 35. It was obvious, OR was on a tight budget compared to previously. He won’t be back.
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 think that was it. if they won they would have been full on with their plan for the series going forward.
Yeah pretty much, but he turned in to full on fucking gollum with the protocol after the 32nd cup, sock puppet COR etc..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...
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.....AC 37 participants:
Oh boy lots of heavy hitters!!!