sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Grant Dalton on the state of the Kiwi Cup play + Video
America's Cup: Grant Dalton on the state of the Kiwi Cup play + Video


'Grant Dalton'    Richard Gladwell ©    Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team New Zealand CEO, Grant Dalton spoke with Sail-World's NZ Editor after the sponsorship announcement today.

Key points from the interview included the confirmation that Emirates Team NZ was definitely in the 34th America's Cup for the full campaign and with a raft of five sponsors - Toyota, Omega, NZ Economic Development, Nespresso and Emirates Airlines. 'We've made it', he told Sail-World 'I didn't think we would'. One more sponsorship spot remains with the team, however they are in a position where they can go forward.

In discussing the controversial contract with NZ Economic Development, Dalton confirmed that the clause remained requiring the America's Cup to be staged in New Zealand if the team were successful in their 2013 Challenge. That steps the event away from the six month venue bidding process which was started by Alinghi for 2007 and continued by Oracle Racing for the 2013 America's Cup.

Dalton confirmed that the team will continue to compete in the Extreme 40 series, noting that in their view they were disappointed that the AC45 competitors are relatively weak. 'That makes the Extreme 40 even more important', he added. When he AC72 comes on stream then team will drop the Extreme 40's and concentrate on the bigger boat.

Emirates Team NZ will only buy one AC45 yacht, claiming that their budgets can't stretch to a second.

A 30 strong design team has been announced, who have been working for Emirates Team New Zealand since October, some of these are not currently based in New Zealand, but will all be working from New Zealand in the near future.

Commenting on the logistics of sailing the wingsailed catamarans, Dalton said he though everyone was being lulled into a false sense of security around the AC45's, noting that to get the AC72's into the water would require a 'full sized building crane'. 'That's ridiculous', he added, 'but we have to live with it'.

Dalton didn't see too much changing in the crews for the boats, making specific comment on the contribution of BMW Oracle racing coach, Glenn Ashby. While Emirates Team NZ will be sticking with many of their crew from the 2007 campaign (and it seems that world champion rower and Olympic Gold medalist Rob Waddell will be aboard) he says of the Defender Oracle racing crew, 'it's quite ironic, they're all old. Our grinders like Rob Waddell, are very good athletes. Our guys aren't changing. But just look at Oracle with all their old guys on board.'

For the full interview see the clip below (apologies for the soft audio quality on the questions), but the answers are fine.


by Richard Gladwell

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82701

12:03 PM Thu 21 Apr 2011GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup

Related News Stories:

31 Aug 2013  America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ out sailing after upgrade
31 Aug 2013  Red Bull Youth America's Cup: Am-Cam interviews - meet the crews
31 Aug 2013  America's Cup: A quick look at University of Auckland's Yacht Research
29 Aug 2013  Red Bull Youth America's Cup: Am-Cam Video Practice Day, Aug 28
29 Aug 2013  Red Bull Youth America's Cup: The Flipside of the Cup - Video
29 Aug 2013  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA principals called to Hearing on Friday
29 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - The Cup is ours
28 Aug 2013  America's Cup: Images of Oracle Team USA Practice + Video
28 Aug 2013  America's Cup: Am-Cam Video - Red Bull and AC72 Practice
28 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup - Prize giving images by Carlo Borlenghi
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World































A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,


























2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco






2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up   
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial   
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video   
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead   
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT