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    Posted: 01 Dec 04 at 11:33am
What do people think to the new format, and what boats are doing the trails?
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I think the Admiral Cup's days as "World Championship of Offshore Racing" have gone and are not coming back. I don't say that with any pleasure.

The sorts of owners with the budgets to indulge in  grand-prix would rather day-race with the King of Spain in the Med than thrash around offshore events in the channel - or stay onshore while paid minions do the offshore racing. Cheap air-fares mean flying crews out to events in warm places has become much more feasible. The game has moved on.

And the boats? Well I welcome the Mumm 30 as an entry-level boat. I'd have found the Farr 40 a more inspiring choice than the Swan 45 but I expect RORC had their reasons. Maybe the Farrs have their own plans elsewhere. I don't like to see IRC being used at Grand Prix level but politically it is hard to see any other rule being used.

 

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It looks like the selectors are having difficulties finding "big boat" UK entries. See http://www.sailweb.co.uk/default.asp#330
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The Admirals Cup has been cancelled. http://www.rorc.org/news/ac_cancelled.php

Hard to believe that it is not many years since owners would build new boats just in the hope of competing in this event. How times change.

 

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Thats the second time they have cancelled it, isn't it?

If so that must be the end of the Admirals Cup - obviouslt too boring an event to get boat sponsors and owners interested in it.

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Yes - 2nd time. There used to be several of these grand-prix three-boat-team events and they have all gone. It must be very hard logistically to put a team together and the lack of an international grand-prix rule certainly doesn't help. 

Also, difficult as it may be for us to believe, it seems not everyone in the world is dying to do a regatta in the Solent, versus the Med, Florida etc.

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