Emirates Team New Zealand.

Gissie

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Dalts is doing what's right for the Team BUT even more what's right for the Event. He realized that he has to show these cool Boats, the Technology behind it, etc. to a wider, broader Audience and not just to a tiny population at the arse end of the world.
Dalts is doing what he can for himself. Not money, but history books. He is having to whore it out because he wants to commercialise it, all while making the most expensive vehicle possible.

As for the audience, please keep up. It was the most watched sporting event ever, in the entire universe. With all the cameras, plus the behind the scenes production coming, there is no need to be at the event.

And yes, we are at the arse end of the world. Still, considering the pathetic cluster fuck your own country has become, pleased to be here.

 

Sea Breeze 74

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Odds on it'll be in NZ.

Brinkmanship, holding out for more cash.
I really don't think they're holding out for more NZ cash this time. They made it clear to the government offer that they accepted it was the best they could do, but respectfully declined it due to being about $100m short. Both sides went to quite an effort to part ways without a bad word said.

After the successful defence, ETNZ were quick to turn down the suggestion of a victory parade. They new then that government money was unlikely to be significant, and an expensive parade would look in poor taste down the track.

 

floater

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so..

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Sea Breeze 74

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I had a chat at Christmas with one of the fraud investigators for the $3m lost by ETNZ (when they were fooled by the old account no. switcheroo trick). Apparently the majority of that money has since been recovered and returned. I don’t remember hearing that before but perhaps I missed it.

 

Gissie

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I had a chat at Christmas with one of the fraud investigators for the $3m lost by ETNZ (when they were fooled by the old account no. switcheroo trick). Apparently the majority of that money has since been recovered and returned. I don’t remember hearing that before but perhaps I missed it.
No wonder. They found out they had ripped off Don Dalton and sent it back with an apology...

 

Gissie

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Any guesses? Are those containers a sign that Magic is leaving? 
I took it as more of a sign that there is fuck all going on in Auckland with the AC and the sooner all the teams clear out the better.

Then again, it could also mean that AM is all packed up and there is fuck all going on in Auckland with the AC and the sooner all the teams clear out the better.

 

rh3000

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Any guesses? Are those containers a sign that Magic is leaving? 


I took it as more of a sign that there is fuck all going on in Auckland with the AC and the sooner all the teams clear out the better.

Then again, it could also mean that AM is all packed up and there is fuck all going on in Auckland with the AC and the sooner all the teams clear out the better.
Did you guys miss the updated signage?

 

nroose

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So do you reckon B&T are definitely gone? Or waiting for a venue announcement like rest of us?


My guess, they don't want to be tarred as part of the team taking the event out of NZ and are gone.
Seems like if they want, they can stay in NZ and not have to worry about living abroad. They have done so in the past, though. I wanted OR to hold their second defense in SF, but I wasn't outraged about it.

 




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