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Tornado-Cat

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My bet is that GD and Ratc already know the venue, secured the money (some advance for the brits regarding that), already work on their new boat, and when they announce it in sept or october the others will be too late to catch up.

 

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Maybe I've spent too long on this forum. I am so persuaded of their brilliance that I am expecting a team centred around Burling & Tuke and managed by GD to win the Euros football final on Sunday. After all if Australia can enter the Eurovision song contest, and a NZ team can be sponsored by UAE and choose Europeans their home 'ground' then why not.

Next stop Baseball world series

 
My bet is that GD and Ratc already know the venue, secured the money (some advance for the brits regarding that), already work on their new boat, and when they announce it in sept or october the others will be too late to catch up.
The longer they wait the more time the design team has to get ahead.  LR seems to have maintained their design team during the interim.  Sounds like Alinghy - SA is poaching the AM design team.  This leaves the inexperienced management AM team in a fight to stay alive

 

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My bet is that GD and Ratc already know the venue, secured the money (some advance for the brits regarding that), already work on their new boat, and when they announce it in sept or october the others will be too late to catch up.
Status quo then. It’s only been 4 months. They only won in mid March. It’s now mid July. The Defender always holds an advantage. Always have, always will. If they didn’t, the Cup wouldn’t be as prestigious as it is. Just wait.

 
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Tornado-Cat

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The longer they wait the more time the design team has to get ahead.  LR seems to have maintained their design team during the interim.  Sounds like Alinghy - SA is poaching the AM design team.  This leaves the inexperienced management AM team in a fight to stay alive
Nothing agains TH, but they have to change the team, and that begins with the management. BTW, their first role now is to keep the designers and find new ones.

 

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so FB is not happy that they are on the outside in the same place as AM and INEOS were in the last cup. Maybe LR shouldnt have burned their bridges in AC36 #JustSayin  
Yes, their behaviour with AM and INEOS was not correct, but who is burning the bridges ? GD burnt the bridges with Russell, then with all the AC35 challengers, now with LR. How long before the war happens with Ineos ? But Ratcliffe is not a small player and has more cards in his hands.

 

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Status quo then. It’s only been 4 months. They only won in mid March. It’s now mid July. The Defender always holds an advantage. Always have, always will. If they didn’t, the Cup wouldn’t be as prestigious as it is. Just wait.
If only that cunt Fay would have felt that way.

 
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Tornado-Cat

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GD did what he needed to, to successfully challenge then defend.

I've no doubt he'll be up for AC37.
The past success did not have so much to do with what he did than with his designers, now let's see what happens for AC37.

 
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