Alinghi Challenge AC37

arr4ws

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I have love to hate Alinghi after they tried to sell the cup venue to the highest bidder .

But i totally like what they are doing right now.

I support Alinghi fully.

 

Forourselves

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So no Pete and Blair at Alinghi.

You'd think if those guys were involved in any way at Alinghi, Berterelli would have them front and centre.

Looks like Pete and Blair are at least considering ETNZ again.

 

Schakel

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So no Pete and Blair at Alinghi.

You'd think if those guys were involved in any way at Alinghi, Berterelli would have them front and centre.

Looks like Pete and Blair are at least considering ETNZ again.
Well that's logical isn't it, they are the cup holders.
Brad Butterworth is old school from New Zealand origin.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Butterworth

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shanghaisailor

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So no Pete and Blair at Alinghi.

You'd think if those guys were involved in any way at Alinghi, Berterelli would have them front and centre.

Looks like Pete and Blair are at least considering ETNZ again.
Nationality Rules would bar them I would think. Hard to place Societe Nautiqe de Geneve as from an "Emerging Nation".

Besides it would be difficult for them to get there with the COVID restrictions - they were in New Zealand the night of the Sailor of the Year Awards

 

Rennmaus

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Nationality Rules would bar them I would think. Hard to place Societe Nautiqe de Geneve as from an "Emerging Nation".

Besides it would be difficult for them to get there with the COVID restrictions - they were in New Zealand the night of the Sailor of the Year Awards
Today it was confirmed, with a bit of a smile, that Switzerland is no emerging nation.

 

shanghaisailor

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Yep, Stingray and his little band of conspiracy theorists who said Pete and Blair were going to turn against Dalts because he was considering SA.
Well I reckon the Kiwis (ie. the great unwashed non-sailors) need to choose either help fund a home defence or shut the fuck up.

As I have said on the forums and the FP (perhaps too many times), if they aren't matching the R&D of the challengers (and that costs real bucks) to produce a quick boat then an underfunded defence on the Huaraki Gulf would likely be the last home AC action New Zealand would see for some considerable time.

If a New Zealand team is struggling to raise funds as defender of "New Zealand's Cup" as PJ called it just what chance would they have or raising funds as just another challenger trying to win it back.

 

dg_sailingfan

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So no Pete and Blair at Alinghi.

You'd think if those guys were involved in any way at Alinghi, Berterelli would have them front and centre.

Looks like Pete and Blair are at least considering ETNZ again.
My bet is that Burling & Tuke will have no Involvement in AC37. They have won two times already and they have just announced that they're into SailGP for the long haul.

Running the NZ SailGP Team + Olympics & AC 2024 maybe a little bit too much for them.

 

dg_sailingfan

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Well I reckon the Kiwis (ie. the great unwashed non-sailors) need to choose either help fund a home defence or shut the fuck up.

As I have said on the forums and the FP (perhaps too many times), if they aren't matching the R&D of the challengers (and that costs real bucks) to produce a quick boat then an underfunded defence on the Huaraki Gulf would likely be the last home AC action New Zealand would see for some considerable time.

If a New Zealand team is struggling to raise funds as defender of "New Zealand's Cup" as PJ called it just what chance would they have or raising funds as just another challenger trying to win it back.
Agreed! I said in another Thread Alinghis Entrance has considerably increased the chances of an Offshore Venue.

 

Forourselves

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Well I reckon the Kiwis (ie. the great unwashed non-sailors) need to choose either help fund a home defence or shut the fuck up.

As I have said on the forums and the FP (perhaps too many times), if they aren't matching the R&D of the challengers (and that costs real bucks) to produce a quick boat then an underfunded defence on the Huaraki Gulf would likely be the last home AC action New Zealand would see for some considerable time.

If a New Zealand team is struggling to raise funds as defender of "New Zealand's Cup" as PJ called it just what chance would they have or raising funds as just another challenger trying to win it back.
I think they’d have a great chance of raising funds for a challenge. When you challenge that’s all you are, challenging. There are no other aspects to consider, no TV, no venue, no nothing, just fielding a team and building a boat. That’s why Team NZ have been so good at it. It’s the defence that requires the big bucks.

 

Schakel

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Red Bull sponsors Alinghi.
Guess who was other sponsor on the Formule1 world champ... Oracle
Max Verstappen formula 1 world champion red bull oracle sponsored.jpg
Fellow Dutchman Max Verstappen is world Champion, first time Holland is word champion, something like Uk winning the cup.
( I Met him once o, not much of a talker, he has his mind on racing)
He practiced his press skills and is improving only slowly. Peter Burling is somewhat more sophisticated, but not much..
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enigmatically2

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Red Bull sponsors Alinghi.
 
Which as I said elsewhere limits what they can help with compared to Merc and Ineos. The latter can use the F1 facilities to construct advanced composite foils etc. Presumably if Red Bull were to construct foils for Alinghi it would contravene the build in country rule.

 

Schakel

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Which as I said elsewhere limits what they can help with compared to Merc and Ineos. The latter can use the F1 facilities to construct advanced composite foils etc. Presumably if Red Bull were to construct foils for Alinghi it would contravene the build in country rule.
That rule was banned long ago, winches, sails all from the top supliers.
One of the things Alinghi accomplished is they were cup reformers who wanted to make the cup simplier and understandable for the public. Like the Challenger Of Records?
Only sport in the world who has a rule like that, with so much influence, and that's America's Cup.


Does defending world champion chess Magnus Carlsen change the rules to his likings? No.
Formule 1? one design class racing? No
Cricket? Does the rules ever change? No.
Tennis, does Novack Djokovics changes tournament tennis rules or courts or rackets, No.

Alinghi was sued for trying to get things normal.
 

 
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JonRowe

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That rule was banned long ago, winches, sails all from the top supliers.
No there is a constructed in country rule currently in force from the protocol, it applies to the hull so it depends on wether the foils are included with that, the foil arms are not as they are one design.

 

Sailbydate

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Could explain why they wanted Defiant that would follow along their design schemes.  It was a very fast boat, just didn't have the lower sail area and volume of NZ and some possible foils control issues.  NZ did lead the ultimate package design, but Defiant lead the way on many performance advantages (foil tip breaking the surface, extreme inverted bow, bat wing, sharp pointed keel line, etc...).   
Not to mention her seemingly unbalanced and virtually uncontrollable, rudder.

 
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