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Post Options Post Options   Quote NickM99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Dec 20 at 5:35pm
That's depressing, just when some good news in the New Year would have been welcome...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Dec 20 at 5:42pm
Originally posted by NickM99

That's depressing, just when some good news in the New Year would have been welcome...


That the boat sponsored by a fracking billionaire who has just dumped the uk after campaigning for Brexit is a dog made me smile, I'm afraid.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Old bloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Dec 20 at 5:59pm
Ineos has not done any fracking in the UK, and I don't think it has done any fracking anywhere else. It will have used oil products obtained by fracking, but so have I and so have you.
I have no idea if he is a goody or a baddy, but in the Americas Cup he is hardly up against Mother Teresa
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Dec 20 at 6:06pm
I am with Rupert on this one  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NickM99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Dec 20 at 7:25pm
Well maybe.  But there wasn't going to be a British boat in Auckland any other way.  The Kiwi press will have a field day.  They are still smarting from being beaten in the Rugby World Cup.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Dec 20 at 8:41pm
https://www.google.com/amp/s/drillordrop.com/2020/10/23/ineos-cuts-63m-from-value-of-uk-shale-assets-because-of-fracking-moratorium/amp/

Not through lack of trying.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gordon 1430 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Dec 20 at 10:29am
Bad news for Ben he had a bad start and then a complete systems failure in his first race.
Not looking good a real shame
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Post Options Post Options   Quote drifter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Dec 20 at 7:10pm
What a farce. Give each team an Enterprise and tell them to get on with it
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 20 at 5:06am
We spoke to some NZ sailors in Bermuda as the last AC was finishing and they announced that they were going back to monohulls for this event because:

- Cheaper
- Opening up the field to 10 - 12 nations
- Less technology
- More like 'real' sailing

So how has this worked out ?

Perhaps the races will get more competitive as the sailors get to grips with their boats

3 challengers is a huge disappointment though






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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 20 at 10:33am
Prefer the 'Cats' my self, watched most of last AC races, the cats are magnificent.
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