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Dalton blinks: Auckland back in the America’s Cup hunt

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Dalton blinks: Auckland back in the America’s Cup hunt
A host venue decision could be weeks – or months – away. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 17 Sep 2021
Auckland is back in the frame as the venue for the next America’s Cup, after the cup organisers this morning announced an indefinite delay in the choice of a host venue.The decision, announced this morning, follows weeks of brinksmanship between Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton and the backer of an Auckland bid, Greymouth Petroleum founder Mark Dunphy.Team NZ had held out today as a hard deadline for deciding a host venue and derided the late Dunphy bid – first revealed in early July – as variously too late, too lacking in d...

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