America's Cup

Hap Fauth, Doug DeVos and Terry Hutchinson will be the team principals.

The fact that Ernesto Bertarelli's mortal enemy, Larry Ellison, is unlikely to challenge has increased the chances of a Swiss team appearing in Auckland.

"With the rule not coming out until March, we hope it will be a collaborative approach to its development with all stakeholders included," Ben Ainslie said.

Rating the chances as "better than 50%", Slingsby has rented a property in Sydney and is working with two others to approach potential backers of a team.

Each team will be able to build two boats and two pre-regattas will be held, in 2019 and 2020, in the race boats.

Italian yachting site Vela also suggests that Emirates Team New Zealand will release the 2021 Cup protocol in Auckland on September 29.

In 2003 and 2007, an over-zealous Swiss engraver etched the results of Alinghi’s Cup wins onto the world’s oldest sporting trophy – but in a bigger font than any before them.

Dalton revealed that up until winning the Louis Vuitton Cup qualifier on June 12, the team couldn't afford to pay sailors' salaries.

Coutts retired, Ellison out, another American billionaire in and 60ft sloops are among the big man's thoughts.

In 2015, Stop Stealing Our Harbour led efforts to stop council-owned Ports of Auckland extending Bledisloe container wharf and swallowing hectares of Auckland Harbour.

Coutts had provided 20 O'Pen Bics, a class he had put his support behind recently, and had also been assisting with racing and coaching.

The five-times America's Cup winner is listed at number 200 on the list.

The Protocol will contain a "constructed in country" requirement for competing yachts and a nationality requirement for competing crew members.

As the America's Cup celebration parades end, the planning for the next race is getting under way.

"Having foils is more important than whether it is a monohull or multihull. They improve performance a lot, so that means we could do a very fast monohull with foils."