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    Posted: 27 Sep 13 at 3:40pm
Originally posted by Tornado_ALIVE

OTUSA
- 4 AUS
- 2 NZL
- 1 GBR
- 1 USA

ETNZ
- 2 AUS, rest NZL


Whereas, had they had a Nationality rule in place the total would have been
OTUSA - 8 USA
ETNZ - 8 NZL

and they would have been exactly the same people...

Edited by JimC - 27 Sep 13 at 3:41pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tornado_ALIVE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 13 at 2:08pm
OTUSA
- 4 AUS
- 2 NZL
- 1 GBR
- 1 USA

ETNZ
- 2 AUS, rest NZL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 13 at 1:50pm
Facts are about as right as their spelling of "Oracle"...
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Originally posted by jillygirl

Oracle have retained the cup, but with only 2 Americans in the team unlike new Zealand who were all Kiwis, should it not in future to be a rule the defender and challenger should sail a national boat with a national team not hire mercenary's from around the world   

Your facts arent right, they werent all Kiwi on the ETNZ boat and there was only 1 american on Oracle towards the end of the AC as Ainslie replaced Kostecki.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 13 at 10:28am
Originally posted by jillygirl

...unlike new Zealand who were all Kiwis...

I understand your point, but that is not strictly true. Glenn Ashby (wing trimmer) is an Aussie not a Kiwi.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tgruitt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 13 at 10:09am
You might want to take a read of this http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=11105&title=ac-nationality-rule and post in there...
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Oracle have retained the cup, but with only 2 Americans in the team unlike new Zealand who were all Kiwis, should it not in future to be a rule the defender and challenger should sail a national boat with a national team not hire mercenary's from around the world   [:?:]
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