_What strengths do you have with this team? _
In 2000, with TNZ, we were established after rolling out of the 1995 campaign. TNZ 2000 had the benefit of continuity, established boats and procedures, and a team culture, whereas Alinghi had to start from the ground up. Plus, we had to develop an infrastructure in Switzerland geared toward the AC. It's been a process--buying the old Swiss boats and modifying them and then building a new boat was a big project for us. But buying the Swiss boats was a good move, rather than buying some of the other existing boats. No. 1, it was a good move financially, and secondly, doing so helped get our team up and running, having them producing designs early on.