"Breathless, desperate?" No need to be so negative, mate! But yes, we're eager for news and perhaps jumping the gun.I read through a bunch of breathless, desperate crap in mostly NZ media about this Challenge. RG at Sailworld claims it has even been accepted by RNZYS, although nobody else does, presumably meaning they fronted all the necessary millions.
What is missing in all of them is what the Challenging YC is. Did I miss that?
There is plenty of evidence, or perhaps I should say a suspect lack of evidence, to suggest that YvesKlein is correct and there ain't no Sardinia Challenge for the AC.
I'm operating in unfamiliar territory, language and culture here but nothing adds up.
A search of L'Unione Sarda digital sports pages finds no mention of the challenge. Instead the most recent posting, nearly a month ago, talks about Luna Rossa setting up base in Cagliari.
I couldn't even find the online front page that was seized on by Scuttlebutt, the NZ Herald and sail-world.com as evidence of a fourth challenge. That suggests it was an elaborate hoax.
The Sailing Tam certainly exists or existed but its Facebook page has been moribund for the past 12 months.
Time for one of our Italian members to step in and rake through the ashes.
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