Kiwi's take delivery of...US designed AC72

Discussion in 'America's Cup and other races' started by SFUSA17, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. SFUSA17 New Member

    We have to listen to awful lot of God Zone jingoism from the Emirates Team Zealand team about how there should be tighter nationality rules for the teams (even though it was Team New Zealand that wrote current standards in 2000) and how NZ industry is building the US boat for Oracle (at least as much as rules allow).

    What seems to get missed in the Kiwi flag waving ceremony is that the design team the Kiwis chose is US firm, Morelli and Melvin. Note the Emirates/Team Zealand press release below all about the local manufacture but not a word that the most of the 50,000 hours of design work are US Morelli and Melvin.

    Tsk, tsk...what's a patriot to do.

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