- 7 Sep 2001
I see from the YBW news, Mr. Prescott is in new zealand giving GBR a pat on the back. Its a great pity the British Government, couldn't give the companies supporting this a decent tax break, to give more companies the incentive to "invest" in this endeavour! If you read it the New Zealand govrnment are fully behind this, witha minister for "the cup". they recognise the wealth it has brought to the country. I always find it a pity we in this country don't support our yacht persons (trying to be Politically correct) Other countries do. We don't give our mainstream sports persons support, so I guess yachting comes well down, being a "rich mans" sport/pastime. Its a pity one of the lads didn't marry a spice girl, we'd have got plenty of coverage then! Sorry to get on m,y soap box so early, but that brawling pillock, really gets up my nose and lack of support for our sportsmen and women! I look to Holland to see how sport should be supported!