Re: AC 34 - What If?
Government funding is about choices for allocation of resources hence the topic digression. Your last post appears to lament Larry's inability to compete financially with governments. Got to say I got my hanky out for him. Don't think the NZ government has a big enough budget to scare Larry.
As you can surmise I would prefer it the other way i.e. without fat cats footing the bill. I know this tradition goes back to inception but if this is the main event in sailing so I would prefer a more egalitarian approach that is inherent by government funding.