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Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 12.14.00 PMAfter the ass-kissing statement of support released last week by the ‘Euro 4′ AC35 challenger heads (Ainslie, Sirena, Percy, Cammas), we’re unsurprised to learn that, according to AC authority and AP writer Bernie Wilson, Russell Coutts specifically told ETNZ to stay home from a major, confidential Challenger/Defender summit meeting later this week in London.

According to Wilson’s piece, “the event authority is working with the teams “to further define an event based on the published protocol.” Coutts said that after he heard from another team [emphasis ours -ed] the Kiwis didn’t want to want to proceed on that basis, “I rang them up and said, ‘It’s best that you not come.’ We have four other challenging teams and the defender that want to work together to have a great event this time and in the future.”

We’re not quite sure what Coutts’ offered to get formerly logical and critical guys like Sirena on board with whatever failure-doomed plan Coutts is trying, now that his greed and hubris sent Iain Murray and Team Australia into the void previously occupied by Vincenzo Onorato.  Discounted entry fees?  Access to some of OTUSA’s old data archives? It’s gotta be something, because they all know that Australia’s Challengus Interruptus makes Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison look like some of the biggest buffoons in international sport.

Coutts’ latest bit of nastiness to his countrymen is just one more folly from a guy who is almost comically bad at the business of sport, and the same question is on every AC watcher in the world’s lips:  Why would one of the world’s best businessmen keep Russell Coutts at the head of the AC organization when he has failed at every single AC-related business decision he’s ever made, including the most costly boondoggle in the history of modern sport?  It ain’t the biggest newspaper in the world, but the Otago Daily Times has one possible answer: They say Coutts’ contract may have a ‘Bertarelli Clause’, guaranteeing Coutts the top job until he gives it up himself.

Golden Gate Yacht Club members are not happy.  Notwithstanding their recent “support”, Challengers are not happy.  Sponsors are not happy (or nonexistent).  And fans are not happy.  Hell, even Obama has a 40% approval rating.  But how long will the notoriously headstrong Larry Ellison continue to allow his reputation and the sport he loves to be screwed over by a piss-poor businessman who’s proven that he is terrible at everything…except for one skill:  Winning the America’s Cup?

Unless this is all part of the plan…screw everyone and you might not come so close to losing the next one?

Is there anyone in the world left that supports Russell Coutts?

 

July 28th, 2014 by admin

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Update: Oracle absolutely dominated race number one today – they owned the start, were faster on every point of sail, and flawless in execution, if you didn’t know better, you would think they switched boats! And yet just as soon as Oracle seemed to begin to establish supremacy in race #9, ETNZ snatched it right back with a come from ahead and then behind victory on the final run to once again take control of the AC, 7-1. A split simply won’t do for Oracle, they need to win every pair from here on out….

Will the hand of god (or an inverted wing) save the Kiwis from their own errors today?  Will Oracle finally have their first 2-0 day, or will Dalts and the boys re-assert their downunder dominance and get just one race from a silver-studded flight home to Orkland.  Watch it above NOW, if you happen to be in a country that allows it.  If not, just hit the Proxy Server thread and take 60 seconds to work around it.  If you have NBCSN on your cable account, just go online to watch.  Talk about it as it unfolds or ask questions in the R8/9 thread.

 

September 15th, 2013 by admin

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Hallelujah!  Yesterday we saw the first close race in an AC72, with Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA-ish taking the win.  It was the closest race yet.

It wasn’t particularly fair, but an effective publicity stunt needn’t be fair, real, or sporting.  It just has to be fun – something surf/SUP/kite superstar Kai Lenny does very well.  Enjoy some ‘real’ racing with a Red Bull edge.

 

July 19th, 2013 by admin

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