Two-and-a-half months since the last race in San Francisco, Grant Dalton is still hard at work.
A big part of that has been re-signing personnel and despite initially thinking his own time might be up, the positive response from the public has relit the fire.
"They've made that commitment to live in New Zealand and be part of this organisation, and that motivates me because I'm responsible for that - to make sure that the kids can go to school and they can buy houses. So yeah, I'll be around," Dalton said.
The Biggest factor in the team's future will be what boats, when and where the next regatta will be and until then, Dalton will do his best to form the sponsorship puzzle.
"You've got to put all those pieces together and if they all come together, then you're away. We think we'll see something in march, from a protocol point of view, in march and then it's flat out getting it done - or not. I would say three months getting it done."
The news is also looking positive for local sailing fans.
Auckland could host a stop on the world series if Team New Zealand are in the race.
Watch Grant Dalton's full interview with 3 News sports reporter Greg Pearson.