After decades of having rules which hugely favored the defender, you showed some ballsy leadership, leveled the playing field, defended the cup successfully with honor 7 times....and then....lost it.....thirty nine years and 13 cups ago! Most competitive AC foiling sailors were not even born the last time NYYC won the America's Cup.
You want a winner's mind set? You got to stop assuming you are an automatic favorite just because you are NYYC and "an important part of the history of the America's Cup". You have got to get that hungry underdog desire to win that propels a team from (lets face it) DFL to first.
Blake was aboard and Dennis was a successful sailing CEO as well - but that was back when sailors didn’t need to be athletes and the design process was over when the boats were launched..So did Blake.
I wouldn’t call Buckley a scam artist, but he sure knows how to charm Taylor, who seriously fucked up by hitching his star to a wanna be rap producer. Buckley did fuck over LBYC, but that’s the fault of a couple of officers who didn’t listen to other members who knew Buckley’s ceiling. Dude is a poser.I mean, saying it contains elements advocated by the club isn't quite taking credit. It's sort of closer to praise. I guess it's true that Buckley are Canfield have their own ideas about how to do things and don't want to fit in on other teams. I guess that is good in some ways and bad in others. That attitude does require some way to get funding!