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enigmatically2

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Jim Ratcliffe is a massive thug. He is the most disliked person in the UK.
No way did he pay for the ETF26 Training & Race Boat the Women will use on the ETF26 Circuit in 2022 (5th Event) and the entire 2023 Season Circuit. That Boat was completely paid by the Royal Yacht Squadron.
Ineos are paying for the AC40- which is the WAC race-boat
Clear and simple
 

enigmatically2

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I also think Jim is waaaaay down the list of most disliked people in the country. Most people probably don’t even know who he is.
Agreed. Piers Morgan must be in with a shout. Meghan and Harry coming up strong, but trailing Andrew, Hebblethwaite shone bright but briefly in the most hated stakes. Boris is a possible. Jim isn't remotely close
 

enigmatically2

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But the Athena boat is not an AC40. What was that about clear and simple?
But that is not what they will race the WAC in. Dg said that Ratcliffe was not funding the WAC or YAC at all.
The AC 40 is the race boat as far as WAC and YAC are concerned.
Ineos are funding those. That doesn't mean he has to fund every women's sailing initiative, even if it may provide crew for the WAC
 

Stingray~

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Perhaps once they launch the AC40’s we’ll see some added sponsors; or maybe we will see some during the actual YAC and WAC events, which don’t actually happen until Sep or Oct of ‘24 anyway.

There’s no doubt JR can afford whatever he wants but the separate Athena name may suggest their personnel/operating budget is separate from that of the Ineos AC team budget.
 

Presuming Ed

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Jim Ratcliffe is a massive thug. He is the most disliked person in the UK.
No way did he pay for the ETF26 Training & Race Boat the Women will use on the ETF26 Circuit in 2022 (5th Event) and the entire 2023 Season Circuit. That Boat was completely paid by the Royal Yacht Squadron.

MW described the Team Culture to work with Ratcliffe as complete toxic.
Well, HM and BA plus a couple of others had the begging bowl out for the youth & Athena at the Squadron crew dinner last Monday in Cowes week. So not paid for yet, but yes, they were very clear that JR wont be paying for either.
 

GBH

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Well, HM and BA plus a couple of others had the begging bowl out for the youth & Athena at the Squadron crew dinner last Monday in Cowes week. So not paid for yet, but yes, they were very clear that JR wont be paying for either.
Yeah, and that was the most appalling spiel ever, everyone bored to tears, went on what felt like forever. The only person that would have been worth listening to was a well pregnant Hannah Mills and 'lady' Ainslie pretty much ignored her and just plugged Ineos and how wonderful they are. Should have been nothing about Ineos and all about Athena.
As a presenter she should be banned from anything to do with public PR. Diabolical and if you want to put potential sponsors off then thats the way to do it.
 

JALhazmat

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Jim Ratcliffe is a fraud and should be deported from Europe to an exile Island effective immediatedly.
The UK? where he has a house? Or Switzerland, where he has another.

granted both are still geographically part of the European land mass So I recon you will be upset still

where were you thinking you grubby little xenophobe?
 
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