From the New Zealand Herald. Yachting: Team NZ to boycott pre-Cup regattas In a funny failed attempt to grab headlines, Grant "The Grump" Dalton said he'd crew the Emirates AC45 with a "youth team" and he calls it a "boycott" (it sounds so much more...well...grumpy). Getting young sailors into the sport and specifically onto the AC45's was and is one of the great intentions of the America's Cup 34 team. Something "Grumpy" criticized when first announced and now something he embraces...but in a "grumpy" kind of way calling it a "boycott". From America's Cup AC34 view, the entire point of the AC45 races was to showcase the new AC catamarans and the racing format and to work out the all the technical aspects from race management to courses to tracking technology, all done brilliantly to date. Remember when "Grumpy" was grumping about racing in Portsmouth and then it turned out to be riveting racing and garnered front page headlines in main stream media? As for Grumpy's "boycott", heading up the Emirates team is hot shot Olympic medalist Peter Burling who will ADD to the fun and excitement of the racing just as it did when young sailors were brought in for the other AC45 teams like Chris Draper, Nathan Outteridge. So we have a non-boycotting "boycott" that will make the AC45 promo races more fun and exciting to watch..sorry Grumpy.