TE hinted at a possible 2nd USA team talked about on his webcast today. Came here to see what it was about. Guess no one watched it.
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It’d be a brilliant design, but arrive six months after the Cup.imagine a tesla challenge
Hahaha!! Classic!It’d be a brilliant design, but arrive six months after the Cup.
Initial money behind this comes from the owner of Proteus, the Maxi 72. But they are way late to the party.Watched it for that reason among others but details were scarce. Sounds pretty definite. TFE said he spent an hour on the phone with a lead person this morning confirming details. The person apparently gave TFE permission to use his name but TFE did not disclose and said to contact him directly for details. Made the point that it was an all American team, including all designers and crew. Did not mention yacht club but confirmed that the new team is different from the one TFE had been mentioning before, a West Coast syndicate that pulled back once the AC75 design was made public. Will be interesting to see who it really is. My guess is West Coast tech money (Siebel?) with North backing, no idea on boat designer. TFE made the odd comment that yacht clubs should be reaching out to him if they wanted to be the partner club for the team, kind of surprised that hasn't already happened. I suppose could also be Don Wilson and Chicago YC given past interest in hosting the Bermuda cup.
More details hereInitial money behind this comes from the owner of Proteus, the Maxi 72. But they are way late to the party.
If Bruce Ayres and his family (hotels, real estate, Newport Beach CA) are also involved then they could be off to a healthy start.^ & the first $16,000 is already pledged!
Fun symbolism, from http://robbreport.com/motors/marine/hard-core-maxi72-yacht-racing-regatta-maxi72-2725724-eg17-2725724/Initial money behind this comes from the owner of Proteus, the Maxi 72. But they are way late to the party.
The all American spin is interesting - a couple of Kiwis in the other team, obviously far to early to say who'll be on the Q-boat, but they push that as a point of difference anyway......More details here
Group eyes all American effort for 2021 America’s Cup
Do you really think Ayres dad is going to let him spend his allowance that way?If Bruce Ayres and his family (hotels, real estate, Newport Beach CA) are also involved then they could be off to a healthy start.
Mike Buckley is cool. Fingers crossed.
Not much to see here. Move on please!Second US challenge for America's Cup gathers pace as talk of three other teams emerges - Stuff NZ
So there is a possible two more in the running?