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alinghiGrant DaltonTeam New Zeland

O Dalton τα "χώνει" στο Alinghi

Team New Zealand Chief Executive Grant Dalton has let rip at Alinghi after they failed to defend the America's Cup in Valencia. "I think Alinghi sailed particularly badly...
They made
some pretty bad calls," Dalton told ONE News. "I mean they muffed up two starts, two fundamental mistakes that you learn in the squadron of the youth programme, so that really put them on the back foot straight away and they didn't have the speed as well. "So when you sail badly and you're not fast enough you're not giving yourself any chance."
Grant Dalton and Brad Butterworth shake hands after ETNZ wins the Louis Vuitton Pacific Cup. Photo:©2009 Chris Cameron/ETNZ
Dalton also says that he thinks the sailors on Alinghi should probably think about calling it a day. "I think it's time for a few New Zealand yachtsmen to retire. "(But) who knows what Alinghi is going to do. Their egos are such that they might not be able to let (the defeat) go and come back - and that's probably a good thing."
Dalton, however, is optimistic about the future now for Team New Zealand. After four years of bitter dispute between the American and Swiss syndicates he believes his team is still in relatively good shape.
"We have been thinking ahead since the day this whole debacle started with the help of our sponsors and a couple of private individuals by staying together and competing in other regatta
source: Scuttlebutt Europe

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