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    Re: Pick the winner, USA or New Zealand
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    USA wins by 44 seconds. Damn, I missed it by 13 seconds.
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    That was a comeback for the ages!
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    How does the U.S. win when 10 of the 11 crew are non Americans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyp
    How does the U.S. win when 10 of the 11 crew are non Americans?
    Outsourcing seems to be in vogue these days in the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by odelltrclan
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyp
    How does the U.S. win when 10 of the 11 crew are non Americans?
    Outsourcing seems to be in vogue these days in the U.S.
    Actually all America Cup challengers look to hire the best sailors for their crews, including the Swiss, Swedes, Italians, Aussies, Japan, UK, and the USA. The best sailors in the world happen to be from New Zealand and that is why they dominate all the crews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyp
    How does the U.S. win when 10 of the 11 crew are non Americans?
    Cuz we're smart enough to hire only the best?
    If I'm an executive who hires the best and then delegates his work to subordinates who do a fantastic job, should I be seen as competent, i.e., do I win?
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    Kiwi's were funded by Arab Airline, Toyota and a European millionaire, boat designed by an American and Italian, with a couple of Aussies on board,Our helm, Jimmy Spithill , an Aussie, lives in San Diego,married to an American, and think his kids were born here, Charlie Barr, who won two or three Cup's for the USA was Scottish, with a crew from Norway, so the current situation, about crew is nothing new, Ed Baird , an American drove Allingi to Cup victory in 2007 in Spain.Like baseballl, the best sailors follow the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh
    Some insist crews should be 100 percent national. Others prefer 60, or even 40.
    For the next cycle, Coutts thinks it would be best to start with just 30 percent. He advocates working up to a nearly full national team in time, with youth programs such as the new Red Bull series feeding each country's pool of homegrown sailors. A 100 percent rule, he said, would probably rule out talented sailors from countries like Fiji or the U.S. Virgin Islands that are unlikely to have Cup-caliber teams.
    100% - too much
    40% - too little
    75% - probably about right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    Quote Originally Posted by gh
    Some insist crews should be 100 percent national. Others prefer 60, or even 40.
    For the next cycle, Coutts thinks it would be best to start with just 30 percent. He advocates working up to a nearly full national team in time, with youth programs such as the new Red Bull series feeding each country's pool of homegrown sailors. A 100 percent rule, he said, would probably rule out talented sailors from countries like Fiji or the U.S. Virgin Islands that are unlikely to have Cup-caliber teams.
    100% - too much
    40% - too little
    75% - probably about right
    At least 50% would do it for me.
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