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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

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Originally Posted by Morild View Post
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..

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