Having done my homework on their funding, management, and philosophy, I was impressed by the commercial approach they advocated and (vitally) comfortable that the backing was in place to implement the strategies they had formulated.
|AC45 purchased and loaded. Next stop Portugal…|
In a further change to an already moving target, the ACWS was effectively de-coupled form the CSS and the AC ‘proper’, altering the nature of the commercial proposition that teams were presenting to prospective partners.
This radical change was a revelation that the new ‘democracy’ could easily be ‘tweaked’.
For those who had already paid up, and done the necessary work to be in a position to take on the original calendar, the change had significant implications.
The stated motivation for the change was that, as things stood, there were only three Challengers.
But that is still the case when one looks at the AC today, as distinct from the ACWS.