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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I don't disagree with all these activities originally taking on risk. But whether it is flight, space missions or formula one racing, the next evolution of the activity was safer than the last.

This specifically not the case with AC racing at the moment. They amp'd up to cats, then to 45s, then to 72s. All the while, they were getting more and more dangerous, with more accidents and injuries.

That's my point.
I agree with you. And, apparently, so does Coutts. It was too much too soon. Maybe going down to a 60? I don't know. But I do love that they are creating/driving boats that can foil at 40+ knots. THAT IS COOL!

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