America as Cup venue?

Stingray~

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Hearing rumors about an American site being chatted up for 37.
Yes, and Magnus is hearing rumors being chatted up for on the Solent. Can you imagine what he's hearing from codgers?

"Ahem... Unlike you, you young chap, I am very important. Yes, I have information about all this. The only reason I cannot, will not, divulge the details entrusted to me by my privileged sources, is because of my character: My sworn duty to God and to the Queen."

:D

 

NeedAClew

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SF!!!! (I wish..)

Where did AM train on the Gulf? Looked reasonably decent wind-wise.
Pensacola in the winter.

Hurricane season makes it a bit dodgy for summer all along the east now that we've had more and stronger hurricanes.

 

EYESAILOR

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Miami! Las Vegas! (They got Lake Mead and lawyers) 
I concur with Lake Mead......25 miles from the Strip at Las Vegas, perfect.

Except Lake Mead is at its lowest levels since the 1930s when the Hoover Dam was built.

 

pusslicker

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How about Hawaii, there are some (small areas) protected waters. Damn, lets see some boats racing out of Perth and the DR. blowing. 
DC wanted this after '87, but I think the SDYC didn't. Wasn't there some shit about Larry owning an island there and having it after SF instead of Bermuda?

 

JALhazmat

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Yes, and Magnus is hearing rumors being chatted up for on the Solent. Can you imagine what he's hearing from codgers?

"Ahem... Unlike you, you young chap, I am very important. Yes, I have information about all this. The only reason I cannot, will not, divulge the details entrusted to me by my privileged sources, is because of my character: My sworn duty to God and to the Queen."

:D
If he was half as connected as he pretends to be he wouldn’t so consistently wrong or two faced 

 

mako23

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I hear there’s a meeting at RNZYS tonight and Grant will be giving a statement on what direction ETNZ is heading 

Rumours are :

Cup is going off shore …no surprises if true

Emirates having ended funding

Some RNZYS members will fight to the death to stop Grant

Lawyers are rubbing their hands with glee

NZ government package isn’t acceptable, to little cash on offer

Of course most readers are fully aware of these stories, will be interesting to hear from RNZYS members after tonight’s meeting 

 

pusslicker

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I hear there’s a meeting at RNZYS tonight and Grant will be giving a statement on what direction ETNZ is heading 

Rumours are :

Cup is going off shore …no surprises if true

Emirates having ended funding

Some RNZYS members will fight to the death to stop Grant

Lawyers are rubbing their hands with glee

NZ government package isn’t acceptable, to little cash on offer

Of course most readers are fully aware of these stories, will be interesting to hear from RNZYS members after tonight’s meeting 
If nobody else can beat TNZ you can always trust they will beat themselves. This should be fun to watch them turn on each other again. Just let them get on with it.

 

Kate short for Bob

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Auckland, New Zealand - 16th June 2021

Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) and the Government, along with Auckland Council, have concluded exclusive discussions regarding funding for the next America’s Cup (AC37) following ETNZ’s successful defence in Auckland of the 36th America’s Cup in March this year.

During the three-month exclusive negotiating period between New Zealand agencies and ETNZ, they have not been able to reach a conclusion that works for all parties. All three parties have worked through these discussions with the best of intentions to see the AC37 hosted in Auckland, and they have not been able to reach agreement by the expiration of the exclusive period.

Emirates Team New Zealand will now commence discussions with other nations to look into options regarding hosting AC37 events.

“By all means, the end of the exclusive negotiation period does not eliminate all possibility of the event or an event being hosted in New Zealand. If resources enable an event in New Zealand we will remain open to it. But, we must explore other opportunities to ensure we can put up another successful defence. No matter where in the world we are, we will always be Team New Zealand. Our priority has always been to keep and defend the America’s Cup successfully. We certainly want to explore holding a regatta in Auckland and along with discussing the venue for AC37 with other nations, would like to work through that opportunity also”, said Grant Dalton.

RNZYS Commodore Aaron Young said Whilst we also remain hopeful that the cup can stay in New Zealand it would be prudent to now explore other options as well, with the primary objective to ensure we keep the America’s Cup trophy in the cabinet here at the club. As such we also understand the need to help ensure the viability of Emirates Team New Zealand so we have every opportunity to defend the America’s Cup again, wherever that may be. It would be an unprecedented achievement to win the America’s Cup 3 times in a row and taking the cup overseas may well offer the best chance for us to do so.  At a meeting last night members were presented with this option and I believe generally understood this might need to happen.”

 
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