Thursday, May 21, 2009

Russell Coutts and Tom Ehman to meet the press in Valencia

Russell Coutts (CEO and Skipper of BMW Oracle) and Tom Ehman (Head of External Affairs of BMW Oracle and Spokesman of GGYC) will meet the press in their base in Valencia, later today.

We don't know what they will talk about but if you have any question you would like to have answered, feel free to leave a comment.

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21 Comments:

At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they bring their 90x90-foot trimaran to Valencia to have some training?

Thanks

 
At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be very important for the other teams to know if there is a comitment of time and venue for the 34 cup as this would give the teams the chance to survive and planing!!

 
At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Brian said...

Pierre:
What details -if any- could be unvealed with respect to a conventional-multichallenger Cup in Valencia, in 2011, should BOR win the 33th edition?
I mean, are there any contacts with Valencia authorities so far?

 
At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Lucien said...

They are going to announce their challenge with GreenComm, aren't they?

 
At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that you are atempting to bye Valencia, and toe it down to Aukland, ore will you build an additional Valencia yourself somewere in the southern hemesphere, and then launge your "World sailing lea....." AC33 from there ?

B.R. Brian.

 
At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*why is there all this talk about having a 34th cup in Valencia when BOR wins? Aren't they an American team so shouldn't the 34th Cup be on the San Fransisco Bay (assuming they win the event)?
*Shouldn't the sport be more important than the sponsors?
*Why haven't they officially rejected the lake sailing club from Italy as a multichallenger, hasn't anything been learned from letting the lake sailors from Switserland participate?
Do they believe that making a profit as a race team should be allowed to be a goal of participating in the challenger selection series and/or the cup-matches itself?

 
At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Giving the fact that this fight between the 2 teams has stopped an event that was trying to get more modern and more close with other big sports event both from a commercial point of view and from a media point of view;and giving the fact that there are thousand of people that became spectator of this fight instead of being partecipant and actor of it;I'm wondering why in between this two teams, with such big names in the sport of sailing (russel,Brad,etc...),nobody seems to care about the sport of sailing itself....
Nobody seem to care about the "event" itself,the CUP, as something that, to keep it's life, need to be feeded with a coral participation of other challengers,needs a vision to be shared with other teams....
Why now everything seem just a fight in between two guys with big ego?I know that the answer could be: "this is the AC" but I think that for the interest of the sport,the event and for all the people that worked on it...Evrybody should deserve something more, more fair, and with more sportmanship

 
At 2:03 PM, Anonymous Norberto said...

Question: Mr. Couts and Mer. Ehman, what plans do the two of your have after your team has lost the so called Dogzilla match? Will you continue con BOR, or will you be looking for employment with another team again?

 
At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does their boat measure to exact dimensions?
When will they provide CHS?
What modifications are they doing?
When will they launch the boat?

 
At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Andrew said...

Please ask 'Do they feel good about stopping 18 teams enter the 33rd event that would have happened - had CNEV been the challenger of record ?'

 
At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:18 PM - Andrew, SNG got trying to cheat w/ CNEV a non qualified yacht club. Blame goes to SNG.

As to 18 teams sitting on the hard & disbanding, blame that on SNG as well. They help create CNEV, SNG also since day 1 of GGYC challenge has refused to do a MC multi challenge in traditional boats similar to AC 32.

 
At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Simon said...

What is with all the people complaining about "unemploying" all these people?
I think it is great for the sport that the AC is having everything decided in court! THAT is what the AC is about, it is not about sailing, it has never been about sailing! What is the problem with two ego's fighting? That a bunch of overpaid primadonnas cannot pay for their coke with a fat cheque? That thay have to go out sailing for a fee per day on different boats where amatuers show them what qualities are required to make you a good sailor? All these people who've been claiming they were AC-sailors, how? Sailing on an AC-class boat doesn't make you a America's Cup sailor, for that you have to participate in the actual cup...

Let the two yacht clubs fight it out, get the two boats out, judges in helos to keep up and get the show going!

 
At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One boat or two?

 
At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the status of DZ? Why did you reconfigure it? Thank you and good luck.

 
At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here you have my questions for BOR:
Does their boat measure to exact dimensions?
When will they provide CHS?
What modifications are they doing?
When will they launch the boat?

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger Daniel Galindo said...

why not 33´s america´s cup in extrem 40 next week?

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger Paul said...

"If you win the DoG match, will you consider holding AC34 using a multi-hull class similar to ORMA 60s?

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger google said...

Have they learned to tack that 90x90 trimaran yet?

 
At 1:29 AM, Anonymous Ares Vista said...

Sailing is bigger than this. The fact that it brings negative attention to the sport is a side effect of these guys' big egos. The only way to remedy this is to have them duel to the death.

 
At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:00 PM - the boat only has to fit into the DoG box for a 90 X 90' Same for any mods.

As the court affirmed, the CHR will be provided as soon as possible. Sometime after BOR have chosen their boat & the paperwork is done by a department of the US government. Maybe the USCG.



End of story

 
At 5:20 PM, Anonymous domain name said...

Yes, 34cup commitment would be good

 

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