I love Fiji Bitter
Quite honestly, Des is sounding more and more like an arrogant professor. Several of his comments in the last few years have been irritating me.Basically he is saying :
-The rules we set and defned
-CC has very little chance to qualify (if any)
-So if she isn't qualified in June 2024, that's the whole program budget thrown away for BP
-Also saying : Ok the qualif rules might be changed slightly for next time according to this case, but you don't change the rules once the event (and qualif period) is on going, and there is nothing "mysoginist in that".
-Also reminding that when BP chose CC, it was a lot because of her being a young female and promising sailor, but that on sports curiculum basis only, she was clearly not the best candidate, male or female
Edit : he also says at some point that he knows BP has had discussions with the VG organisation and CC, and that this decision does not come out of the blue
Maybe he never recovered from that devasting experience in the 1st leg of the 2014 Volvo Race,where he was beaten into DFL by... wait... The Girls.
Talking about body language!
More on that episode, and an amusing discussion about The Girls, here on SA:
VOR 2014-15 - Leg 1
Someone mentioned up-thread that AbuDhabi (sponsor) has to approve all content before it is released, this in addition to Volvo's approval = time consuming... FWIW - I don't think any of the other teams are any less focussed on winning, this is exactly the reason why they have the OBR - content...