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AC

Wasted

Whilst
the Swiss team was probably feeling good about their first legal victory
in the America’s Cup battle against BMW Oracle, others were venting some
anger and wondering if they were just nuts or if someone else could see
things the same way. While realizing that we all could be wrong and were
maybe taking a biased view.

Looking
back at building scheduled put in place for the 33rd America’s Cup,
it was interesting to note that Alinghi, Desafio, TeamOrigin and Team
Germany were going to launch their first AC90 in June 2008 whilst Shosholoza
and TNZ were probably working on a similar time frame.

America’s
Cup’s teams would have been at full steam by now with sailmakers
and mast makers finishing their work to sail these new monsters. All bases
in Valencia would have been flat out preparing the launch of their first
AC90. What a sight and a great feeling it would have been!

Instead?
We have a waste land in Valencia and a bunch of people out of work worldwide.
Not only team members but suppliers.