Next defense USA Cup Sailing can take place outside of reigning champions New Zealand Emirates Team New Zealand, Could not reach an agreement with national and local governments on funding a regatta in Auckland.
The Government of New Zealand And this Auckland City Hall They have donated NZ $ 99 million (€ 63 million) to the union to organize the defense of the oldest sailing trophy in Auckland. But New Zealand team, Who defended the trophy in Auckland earlier this year, is looking to double that amount to continue the event in New Zealand.
L Director General Dell Team New Zealand, Grand Dalton, Spoke with members of the Royal New Zealand Boating Team, the official host club of the trophy, to explain the implications of the funding shortfall in Auckland on Tuesday night.
In a statement released this Wednesday, The New Zealand team Failing to reach an agreement with the government and the council would not eliminate any possibility of the next US Cup being held in Auckland, he said. But he added that the committee would explore the possibility of accepting foreign concessions to offer it.
Britain’s USA Cup team has offered to approve an exclusive trophy record between employers New Zealand team And the British challenger I NEOS Group UK Goves on the Isle of Wight next year. Dubai and the city of Cork in Ireland have also expressed interest in hosting the event.
The New Zealand team, The New Zealand government and the Auckland Council spent three months in “exclusive” talks, which ended on Wednesday. “Of course, the end of the exclusive trading period does not eliminate the possibility of an event or event taking place in New Zealand,” he said. Dalton. “If resources allow an event in New Zealand, we will remain open to it. But we need to explore other opportunities to ensure we can provide another successful defense. Wherever we are in the world, we will always be Team New Zealand.
Commodore of RNZYS, Aaron Young, Said the club is hopeful that the US Cup can stay in New Zealand. But, he said, “with the main purpose of making sure we now have the trophy in the club cabinet, it is prudent to explore other options now as well.”
Grand Dalton It is well known that the decision to protect the United States Cup outside of New Zealand will trigger a backlash from taxpayers who have substantially funded cup protection in Auckland in 2000, 2003 and again this year.
Minister of Copa America, Stuart Nash, Described the government’s offer as “very generous” and “very credible” considering the impact of the Govt-19 epidemic on the New Zealand economy. Nash He said he accepted the decision New Zealand team Consider other options. “We want the next US Cup to be held in New Zealand,” he said. Nash. “Tens of thousands of serious fans who supported the protection of the historic trophy in March want it to take place in New Zealand. It is disappointing that we have not been able to reach an agreement within the exclusive negotiation period.
The USA Cup It’s a global business venture, and he says, “An international business like a game.” “The group is now free to look for business sponsors, private sponsors or other ways to fund the activity,” he added.
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