Emirates Team New Zealand.

Both NZ and AUS actually have some tech advantages as well as disadvantages such as distance. Being more remote from tech hubs inspires innovative thinking, although many successful ideas get gobbled up by big companies.
What a load of bulldust. The technology leaders of the AC are in New Zealand. 

Emirates Team New Zealand are a technology company. Dalts has said this many times and I believe it. 

America, is fast becoming a faded and forgotten former technology leader. England is fading too. Both are only in this thing because bored billionaires need something other than hookers and blow to get their cocks hard. 

China, Korea and northern European countries are more likely to emerge as a real threat in the next few rounds. 

And yeah, we won the thing again because we're better at it. 

 

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Sure TNZ are the technology leaders in the AC.  But sadly it seems like dominating that niche market isn't helping them afford defending at home. 

US, England, China, Korea & EU corporate tech development and serious money is better spent on tapping into the larger world wide market, not an elite sailing event for the ultra rich. 

 

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When you live outside of New Zealand you find that our country doesn’t have a great reputation for technology.  The backward sheep farmer image still remains. I think the real value for NZ is that TNZ helps change this image. This is useful for our exporters in the high tech game. I see TNZ as a branding exercise for our fair country. 
 

the better our exports the better govt revenue which then can spent on youth suicide.
Mako whilst there is some truth in what you say regarding our sheep shagging reputation remember he that lieth down with dogs like the baby bombing Emirates shall rise up with fleas.

Daltons Dandies that pushed the mantra of ‘if we cut ourselves we bleed Kiwi’ is no longer relevant more like ‘he who has the most dollars wins’ which is counter cultural to what TNZ stood for.

Affordable and accessible was the TNZ sales and marketing for AC36 what it produced was the most expensive AC class of all time and no future local fan access apart from those sheep shaggers that are living offshore.

 
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What a load of bulldust. The technology leaders of the AC are in New Zealand. 

Emirates Team New Zealand are a technology company. Dalts has said this many times and I believe it. 

America, is fast becoming a faded and forgotten former technology leader. England is fading too. Both are only in this thing because bored billionaires need something other than hookers and blow to get their cocks hard. 

China, Korea and northern European countries are more likely to emerge as a real threat in the next few rounds. 

And yeah, we won the thing again because we're better at it. 
Our home grown brilliance must be why so many of our design team are foreigners. :lol:

 

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Considering Dalts was concerned about the team being raided without having cash on hand, it would seem it is quite important.
So if its not about money, there must be a reason they would stay with a team short on cash, when there are other teams with cash to burn who spare no expense.

 

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So if its not about money, there must be a reason they would stay with a team short on cash, when there are other teams with cash to burn who spare no expense.
For fucks sake. The sailors can't leave because of the new nationality clause. The design team is foreign, so no such clause. The team has enough to keep them happy until the event is auctioned off.

If it was all about people willing to work for fuck all just to be with 'the team' they could run it on the offered 99 mill.

 

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For fucks sake. The sailors can't leave because of the new nationality clause. The design team is foreign, so no such clause. The team has enough to keep them happy until the event is auctioned off.

If it was all about people willing to work for fuck all just to be with 'the team' they could run it on the offered 99 mill.
Bullshit. The sailors stay because its where they want to be. The Nationality rules didn't exist last time, or in Bermuda and still guys like Burling and Tuke stuck around while taking a massive pay cut.

The 99 mil is fake news.

 

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Bullshit. The sailors stay because its where they want to be. The Nationality rules didn't exist last time, or in Bermuda and still guys like Burling and Tuke stuck around while taking a massive pay cut.

The 99 mil is fake news.
Dalts went on about not having the money to keep the team together. Good to know you know more than him, maybe give him a call and let him know where he is going wrong.

 

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Dalts went on about not having the money to keep the team together. Good to know you know more than him, maybe give him a call and let him know where he is going wrong.
The design team is on retainers. No doubt there are higher offers being thrown around. Its the rest of the team that is fair game. Obviously there isn't enough money to keep 100 plus people employed to do nothing, which is why the sailing team is off earning a paycheck from Russell and Larry.

 

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The design team is on retainers. No doubt there are higher offers being thrown around. Its the rest of the team that is fair game. Obviously there isn't enough money to keep 100 plus people employed to do nothing, which is why the sailing team is off earning a paycheck from Russell and Larry.
Whatever, hard to discuss with the one-eyed Mr Positive.

 

Gissie

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You mean hard to dispute the facts.
So Dalts cried poor me, we need cash to keep the team together. Got some.

Designers, foreign, went on retainer to keep them.

Sailors unable to move due to nationality rules, so no retainer for them.

Not enough money to run a team where all the staff will do it for just the honour of working for the best team ever, so auction it off for money not needed.

Yeah right.

 

yoyo

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Speaking of retainers.

Emirates Team NZ building hydrogen powered chase boats for Cup Defence (sail-world.com)

Makes one wonder how much AC defense funding was/is being spent on marine industry commercial endeavors......  Hopefully the NZ govt and taxpayers can recoup their investment if/when these are sold.
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Maybe >200M really isn't enough for all defense costs...

 

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