But this is still sewing up the AC for 2 cycles, when you have only won it once.But this is still sewing up the AC for 2 cycles, when you have only won it once.33 minutes ago, KiwiJoker said:
You got it, mate!
Some of us have been saying essentially that barely 24 hours after the acceptance of the challenge was announced.
Look at the situation in that light and it is a win-win for Ratcliffe and Dalton. The Britt gets his Cup match in Cowes next year (number of races still to be decided), then four years from now they meet again in Auckland with CSS to welcome all legit comers. None of that precluded by DoG conditions and just to be sure, six to eight months to iron out any legal tangles that threaten to interfere.
Brits and Kiwis get to compete in two challenges in four or five years and we get to watch. Other Cup hopefuls still get to take part in normal CSS timeframe.
Problem is, ETNZ always finds themselves in the "unique situation" of having spent all their money when the cup is over, having no prospects of getting any sponsorship funding for months or years, and turning hat in hand to the government for bridge money to secure key personnel.Due to reduced sponsorship opportunities for ETNZ due to Covid, the NZ government should make a one off payment of 60 million to ETNZ.
Normally ETNZ should get its own funding, but it’s a unique situation at the moment.
Interesting. If that is correct there are tens of millions of dollars earmarked in future council budget for remediation work.The cost for all the toxic waste remediation was definitely included, even if it has not yet been done. It's possible they ran out of time after taking so long to decide what to do in the first place.
I'm not particularly upset about that. It's the attempt to set the class of boat for the next two cup cycles that has me pissed off.I don't quite understand why ya'll Kiwis hit the panic stations because Dalton might move the Cup out of New Zealand.
You can be assured that Grant will use the "Round the Island Race" as a last resort when all other negotiations with the NZ Government have failed.
We will have a clearer Picture in June methinks. Right know everything on the Venue is just pure speculation.
Meanwhile enjoy SailGP with Jimmy, Ben, Nathan, Tommy and Pete + The Ocean Race Europe if you are an Offshore Sailing Lover.
Sure, it's not pretty but it has some Pro and Cons to it. Pro = We need continuity with the Boat Class. If we go with a new Class yet again after two Cycles (AC36 & AC37) Participation will decline again. Con = It might get litigated.I'm not particularly upset about that. It's the attempt to set the class of boat for the next two cup cycles that has me pissed off.
Let's be clear, it's a move worthy of Bertarelli or Ellison.Sure, it's not pretty but it has some Pro and Cons to it. Pro = We need continuity with the Boat Class. If we go with a new Class yet again after two Cycles (AC36 & AC37) Participation will decline again. Con = It might get litigated.