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35th AC- Challenge Accepted

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Forum Name: America's Cup
Forum Discription: Your thoughts on challenges to win the 'Auld Mug'
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Topic: 35th AC- Challenge Accepted
Posted By: alstorer
Subject: 35th AC- Challenge Accepted
Date Posted: 30 Sep 13 at 10:48pm
http://www.americascup.com/en/news/3/news/18483/australias-hamilton-island-yacht-club-confirmed-as-challenger-of-record" rel="nofollow - It's Bob Oatley, of Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Queensland, Aus

Game on. Can they wrest Spithill and Slingsby from Larry?


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Posted By: GybeFunny
Date Posted: 01 Oct 13 at 4:14pm
Depends if Spithill and Slingsby are led by money or nationalist pride....


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 01 Oct 13 at 7:55pm
Originally posted by GybeFunny

Depends if Spithill and Slingsby are led by money or nationalist pride....


Or loyalty to the team they just won with?


Nah, too old fashioned...


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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Leader, Topper 44496, yellow Minisail


Posted By: Lukepiewalker
Date Posted: 01 Oct 13 at 8:04pm
Or whichever offers the best chance of winning... which sort of comes with the money...
Only one man can be helm, and I suspect Slingsby has his sights in that direction.
Of course there is also the Benslie question (I don't think he'll want to be tactician next time around). Larry might want to make him an offer in the unrefusable category which then might give Spithill a mind to move on. Then Slingsby could be left in a choice of being a number 2 for one of them two or throwing his lot in with someone else... really the possibilities are endless. With an American wife and kids I don't think Spithill would be in a rush to relocate to Australia.


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Ex-Finn GBR533 "Pie Hard"
Ex-National 12 3253 "Seawitch"
Ex-National 12 2961 "Curved Air"
Ex-Mirror 59096 "Voodoo Chile"


Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 01 Oct 13 at 9:59pm
Ainslie might yet get his wish for a GB team, we really don't know yet. At this stage all we have a CoR, so the games can commence. Fair chance that no-one else will officially throw their hat in the ring until GGYC/Oracle and HIYC/Wild Oats give an indication to what sort of weaponry will be used for the next round

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Al


Posted By: Lukepiewalker
Date Posted: 02 Oct 13 at 5:12am
Indeed, that's the great unknown...

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Ex-Finn GBR533 "Pie Hard"
Ex-National 12 3253 "Seawitch"
Ex-National 12 2961 "Curved Air"
Ex-Mirror 59096 "Voodoo Chile"


Posted By: Contender443
Date Posted: 02 Oct 13 at 7:01pm
Originally posted by Lukepiewalker

With an American wife and kids I don't think Spithill would be in a rush to relocate to Australia.
 
No rush really as the next Cup will almost certainly be held in America and will be at least 3 years away, possibly 4 so it doesn't clash with the Olympics.


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Bonnie Lass Contender 1764



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