If Alinghi win, they have talked about Italy, or possibly France or Spain. Italy has been the country mentioned most so far. The Cup has brought huge amounts of money to New Zealand and increased our profile as a destination amongst for super yacht spectators who come to watch the cup or participate as owners/sponsors, so woud be a shame to lose it.
Barker vs Coutts match has been touted as media heaven. But Barkers team have announced that they are always going to refer to the other team as 'The Swiss'. They want it to be an NZ vs Swiss race, not the prior NZ skipper against the current. The NZ guys on the Swiss team have received personal threats from anonymous kiwis who did not like them changing sides, so they don't want to stir that up too much.