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    Posted: 28 Sep 13 at 11:04am
So who else thinks Richard Branson (virgin) should get behind Ben Ainsley Race as main sponsor? And bring the cup back to Blighty!
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Any high profile brand, with perceived 'quality' (whatever that might be) and loadsa money behind it will do! Virgin seems to fit the bill... He already has a maritime connection in the pursuit of records, but equally BAE Systems, BA, Rolls Royce (as in aero engines, not German cars!)... The list goes on.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 13 at 12:16pm
Ah... but so much better if it were Richard 'v' Larry... don't you think?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sargesail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 13 at 7:06pm
Well first we need the groundswell of support.  We need to get behind BAR and show the profile and presence.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote transient Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 13 at 8:30pm
Me thinks Branson has risen above earthly pleasures, Virgin Galactic starts commercial flights next year.

Looking through last years UK rich list for another suitable candidate:

http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/nation/sunday-times-rich-list/

.....anyway, if Branson financed a british boat he'd want to skipper it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 13 at 9:08pm
Not sure if it suits Bransons usual model.
I'd rather see something along the original TNZ model, a solid group of 5 main sponsors rather than being reliant on a single main source.
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There was an interesting piece, from an outsider, in yesterday's Guardian, about the prospect.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Telltale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 13 at 1:56pm
A excellent spot, I've no idea of Newey's  prowess as a hydrodynamics expert, but Ferrari, McLaren, and Mercedes would be leaping up and down with glee if it happened.
Design has to be top of the list surely, BA mentioned recently there are only about 4 people who could design a boat with a chance to win, who would they be then?
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Not Juan K, clearly
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 13 at 5:45pm
Rashly assuming the current boats, surely you'd want a wing/aero guy, a systems guy, a foils guy, and a hulls guy.
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