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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed
Very sad that someone died.. time will tell how that ultimately affects the format and venue if this historical event.
I get the 'one design' angle.. it's true that the AC has never really been about the best sailor(s) and more about developmental design - both below and well above the waterline. Not a big fan of the cats either but I think if you went to pure one-design that this event becomes 'just another match race' and would lose whatever lustre it retains.
Still, tough day today....
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