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    Default 35th America's Cup Gossip

    It's official-

    September 30, 2013:
    Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club confirmed as Challenger of Record.


    More information here

    What's it going to be this time, holographic boats on 900- foot long screens? wing-sail, monohull radio yachts on an inland reservoir? Your guess is as good as any!

    If the Aussies are challenging, does that mean Spithill and Coutts gotta leave town to go down under?
    Last edited by TomoHawk; 10-02-2013 at 12:13 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomoHawk View Post
    If the Aussies are challenging, does that mean Spithill and Coutts gotta leave tow to go down under?
    I hope so...love to see boats filled filled with her countrymen/women
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    In that case, it looks as if the American's may be in trouble, unless they choose the XBox as the format.

    If they want to make it affordable to compete in the America's Cup, they maybe theyshould choose r/c yachts. Every country that I can think of has excellent builders and winning designs. For $150 million (euros, dollars, etc.) you could built an army of boats for an army of skippers, and pick from the best, not to mention giving the r/c yacht hobby/business a big boost

    Like with the Olympics, you can train tirelessly for several years, and perfect your technique, so putting together a winning team of Americans should not be so tough, if you can afford it and organize it. Would you give up several years of your life to train for the America's Cup to defend it for fun and/or your country?

    Personally, I don't see why people consider the Kiwis so great. Maybe they have MORE experienced sailors per capita or at any age, but the U.S. is known for a level of competitive spirit that is equaled by none. In fact, there have been some come-back stories in American sports that are on-par with what OTUSA did recently, just not in yacht racing.
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    I would put Morelli (Gino) and Melvin (Pete) at the top of the multihull design/engineering world. While Nigel Irens might be second, M&M just have put together too many winning designs. A List of their most recent efforts.....


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    There has been a little forward-moving news in San Francisco. the mayer has been putting together a list of sites for the next AC.

    http://www.americascup.com/en/news/3...h-americas-cup
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    WOX11 reaching 28 knts ... must have been real buzz for crew
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    Last month, Oatley announced Murray would be CEO of Team Australia.
    I wonder who they will get to replace him as the regatta director.

    So far, it looks like the next AC may be about as 'different as the last one; SF may try to capitalize on the success of the last one with more waterfront building or improvements, or just make a lot of money of it. Plus there will be a new (different) regatta director.
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    This is weird...

    On AC.com, there is a story about OTUSA training with Team Australia?? Team Australia is supposed to be the Challenger... I don't see anything wrong with it at the current time, and the photo in the story is the Oracle AC45 boat with the big 4 on the jib...
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    Default Larry Ellison eyeing Honolulu for '17 America's Cup

    would be half way between SF and Hamilton Island


    "To race an AC72 in San Francisco cost the teams at least $100 million," Ellison said. "To race an AC45 all over the world in 2015 and 2016 plus an AC60 in 2017 will cost each team as little as $30 million, all in."

    This time, the AC45 racing would be more than a pretty preseason show leading up to the America's Cup. Each AC45 race would determine whether you qualify for the division championship in AC60s in 2017.

    "So the next America's Cup actually begins with the AC45 racing in 2015," Ellison said. "Every race is important - just like Formula One."

    He added, "We plan to have AC45 races in every country where we have a team: Auckland, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Shanghai, China; Venice, Italy - 12 cities in 12 different countries. The TV coverage should be stunning. Look at the AC45 regatta we held in Venice a couple of years ago. It was beautiful."

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    http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article...Epage-1#page-1

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