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I have seen that 68% would you like to participate in a teams based event.

keeping short:
RC: is possible to run a separate classification in the SWR for team/nation boat if many teams will be present?

all: anyone want to challenge ITA_2011 as defender for team class?

informative note: the ITA_2011 syndacate is discussing how to partecipate also this year, so who wants have still the time to organize the team(s)

More detailed information will be provided later by the Sir Winston.

These are MY open questions/thoughs
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There are several "team boats" appearing in SOL from time to time and it reminded me of this thread, generated by Aaron back in 2011.

A Nations Cup series.... I think this would be fab.

Dear SRC - please will you consider this?
Hi Joanne, yes I agree in many ways. Also, one of the advantages of team boats over individual boats is that by picking team members from around the world, one is able to get some sleep at night on ones midwatch.

Hence another possibility might be a Teams Series.

--- Last Edited by javakeda at 2014-01-04 10:57:32 ---
I think a team competition could be a very interesting and fun race.

A Nations Team Race is more of a challenge for smaller nations (we are used to it anyway) due to the smaller number of nationals.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed greatly my only race with a team boat so I'm on board for any kind of initiatives around this subject.

When you think about it, a team structure is the more realistic approach to ocean racing. Sure, the mini-650s are solo and there are dual-handed classes in many other races, but boats in most real races have three or more people aboard.

One reason, of course, is that a real boat has many different things that need attending to. But another reason is that, for a race of any length, it makes sense to set a watch schedule so those aboard can eat and sleep as well as sail.

All of which brings up the issue of how national a 'national team' needs to be. Yank that I am, my first thought in putting together a team from the USA would be to recruit the best skipper and tac/nav I could find -- probably from Australia or New Zealand.
[Hey, it worked for Ellison/Oracle.]

So, I suggest that the flag a team sails under should be a matter of team choice -- but subject to limitations.

1) I'd like to think there was some logic in the choice of the flag. Perhaps I am naive here.

2) The SRC, in their infinite wisdom, may choose to host an event for strict national teams -- an Olympics of sorts.

But I would hope purely national events were the exception, not the norm..

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