The AC 37 has started, news and rumours

dogwatch

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Oh NYSC here we come.....

They can go play boats where ever/whenever they like, just cant be linked to AC when it only the 2 of them and the other stakeholders and or potential stakeholders aren't invited, as per a "world championship".
Is that so? And there was silly me thinking that a single challenger is precisely what the DoG envisages.

 

The Advocate

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Whose whole post?
@strider470the one I quoted.

POSSIBLE BULLSHIT AHEAD, so don't blame me later.
**** NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, JUST SPECULATION ****

To have your opinion on the matter

Ok, beware, this is fiction, not a rumour. but what if:

UK and NZ decide for a Match very soon, let's say in 1 year, in 2022, in these very boats with minor updates to version 1.5.

Not really a DoG match, but simply one not contemplating a Challenger series in the new mutual agreed protocol. Maybe to be held in UK, if the right bid for the venue is made from Ratcliffe.

In this way, GD can maintain his assets in ETNZ (design and sailing team) and the development of the boat is already there. NZ gains a ton of money from Ratcliffe for this chance and they both plan a subsequent normal AC in NZ (or the UK) 2 years later, in 2024, to maintain the usual scheduling for other subsequent challengers.

In this way, both NZ and the UK will be there with 2.0 boats and an edge compared to other challengers, and GD would have no problems with funding.

 

dg_sailingfan

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Oh NYSC here we come.....

They can go play boats where ever/whenever they like, just cant be linked to AC when it only the 2 of them and the other stakeholders and or potential stakeholders aren't invited, as per a "world championship".
You are wrong I think! @strider470is right!

The DoG does't require a Challenger Selection Series. Heck, we didn't even have a proper CSS until 1970!

 

dogwatch

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It also doesn't let you plan multiple Cups ahead.
You can plan it. Your plan might just not work out. If ETNZ lost at Cowes, they've lost control. They might decide that's OK. I doubt it. A two-team "ACWS" seems a lot more likely than a two-team challenge/defence. Oracle and Team Origin actually did that in the Solent at one point.

 
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