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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed
I've flown aircraft to runways I can't see.
I've ridden my motorcycle across half the countries in Europe and the Alps.
I've been an instructor for deep wreck and black water rescue diving.
I've sailed offshore in severe storms and zero viz.
I know risk and my spirit is just fine. It's not about eliminating risk, it's about continually getting better at managing it and reducing incidents. I understand there are professional teams that refused to compete in this AC because they thought this boat was too risky and another currently considering pulling out. Even the X-games have begun to eliminate some events, as they are too risky, despite the fact that there is no shortage in willing competitors.
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