Originally Posted by Morild
I disagree with that.....
Yes they had the wing-keel, but I believe it is safe to say today, that was not the reason for the victory....
Not the sole reason, certainly, but I believe it was a factor - psychologically even, if not pure performance. Obviously the boats were very close or it would have been a sweep.
In any event the AC has never been a 'pure one-design' situation by the normal definition..