America’s Cup | rykten

Nu är spekulationerna igång om nästa America’s Cup. Vad blir det för båtar, vem blir challenger of record, vem seglar för vem, blir det nationsregler, …

Ett av de ihärdigaste ryktena gör gällande att det är Hamilton Island Yacht Club från Australien som utmanar här & här).

Här finns också en intressant artikel om varför Coutts och Butterworth lämnade NZ.

24 Comments

  1. Erik Barkefors Sep 29, 2013 Reply

    Eftersom det var jänkarna som vann som brukar det betyda ännu häftigare/större/dyrare men den här gången tror jag att de väljer att köra samma båttyp även nästa gång eftersom de sett hur lång tid inlärningskurvan tar…

    • Fredrik Lönegren Sep 30, 2013 Reply

      Inte vad Ellison sa på presskonferansen. Han sa att dom är medvetna om att kostnaderna måste ner för att få flera utmanare. Mindre billigare båt

      • Henrik Sep 30, 2013 Reply

        =M32! :-)

        • gurra Sep 30, 2013 Reply

          Max draft : 3 feet
          Sails : Soft
          Capacity : qube 7 x 7 x 7 feet

          :-D

    • Fredrik Lönegren Sep 30, 2013 Reply

      Tips tack, intressant läsning.

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    Peter Gustafsson Sep 30, 2013 Reply

    Australia’s Hamilton Island Yacht Club confirmed as Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup

    San Francisco, Calif., 09/30/2013

    The following statement was issued by the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC), the defender and trustee of the America’s Cup, on Monday, September 30:

    Hamilton Island Yacht Club (HIYC), located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia, has challenged for the 35th America’s Cup. HIYC’s challenge has been accepted by the Golden Gate Yacht Club, which remains the Defender and Trustee of the world’s oldest international sporting trophy after its team, ORACLE TEAM USA owned by Larry Ellison, won the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco last Wednesday.

    For the past three decades HIYC has run Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, which has become the largest annual regatta in Australia with some 200 offshore yachts competing in recent years.

    HIYC is led by Australian winemaker and sailing legend Bob Oatley, whose succession of yachts named Wild Oats have dominated ocean racing in Australia for years, including having won six of the last eight Sydney-Hobart races. An Australian team led by Mr. Oatley won the last Admiral’s Cup, widely regarded as the world’s top prize in ocean racing.

    The challenge was filed by Mr. Oatley and his son, Sandy, on behalf of HIYC shortly after ORACLE TEAM USA won the thrilling deciding final race in the 34th America’s Cup against Emirates Team New Zealand on San Francisco Bay on September 25th.

    “We are delighted to have Hamilton Island Yacht Club and the Oatley’s leading Australia back into the America’s Cup for the first time since 2000,” said GGYC Vice Commodore and America’s Cup liaison Tom Ehman. “Hamilton Island’s challenge was filed on the day Australia was celebrating the 30th anniversary of Australia II’s historic win in the 1983 America’s Cup off Newport, RI, which ended New York Yacht Club’s 132-year reign as the Cup’s defender.”

    “Given Australia’s previous success in the America’s Cup, the Admiral’s Cup and Olympic yachting, and as proud Australians, we think it is time for our nation to be back in our sport’s pinnacle event,” Mr. Oatley said. “The recently completed America’s Cup in San Francisco has revolutionized the sport for sailors and fans, and we were excited to see how many Australians played key roles on the teams and in the regatta organization.”

    Vice Commodore Ehman added, “The dates, type of boat, format and rules are subject to negotiation between the Challenger of Record and Defender following consultation with prospective challengers, venues, sponsors and other stakeholders. Both Clubs are keen to have multiple challengers, as has been the norm since 1970, and to cut campaign costs for all teams. But first we must determine the venue, which, under the America’s Cup Deed of Gift, is decided by the Defender.”

    • Sam V Sep 30, 2013 Reply

      Fantastiskt kul, möjligheten till fler utmanare bara växer. Åland next?

    • Patrick L Oct 1, 2013 Reply

      Comeback för Bertarelli eller sätter de ihop en ren aussie crew?

    • Jonas Caspersson Oct 1, 2013 Reply

      Det gick fort =)

    • Jonas Falk Oct 2, 2013 Reply

      Om man klickar på svenska flaggan får man en google översättning som översätter “easy to foil” till “enkel att omintetgöra”. :-)

  3. Petter Isaksson Oct 3, 2013 Reply

    Kanske Larry har ett par gamla foils undanstoppade som man kan lägga ett bud på o sätta på den gamla kattan? Han lär ju ha bytt.

  4. Christer Oct 4, 2013 Reply

    Ser ljus ut för en ny utmaning från Nya Zeeland

    • Henrik N Oct 5, 2013 Reply
      • Pelle Pedersen Oct 6, 2013 Reply

        Kul quiz, tråkigt att det var fel! Inte f-n var The Card första svenska Whitbread båt!

        • Sam V Oct 6, 2013 Reply

          +1 det var väl en annan svensk båt som gjorde entré men inte fullföljde efter finansieringsproblem och myteri.

          • Erik Barkefors Oct 6, 2013

            81-82 fanns både Swedish Entry och Scandinavian under svensk flagg men bägge DNF:ade.
            The Card kom två race senare 89-90.

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