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post #157 of Old 05-14-2013
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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

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Originally Posted by T37SOLARE View Post
FWIW, The Americas Cup Organisers just released a statement that the games will go on:

America

Personally I'm on the fence on theses monsters, but looking forward to seeing them in 2 weeks while in SF.
But why be on the fence? Bad **** can happen when any boat gets upside down. There was a 14 yo girl killed last year in Annapolis when her 420(or Laser or whatever) turtled while racing or practicing to race. Nobody thinks racing 420's(or lasers or whatever) is too dangerous.

As has been noted previously these guys are at the top of the sport and know what they are getting into. Rather that presuming they are coerced into sailing on these boats by the lure of money and fame, I presume they LIKE the challenge of sailing faster than almost anything on the water and the money and fame are nice perks. In short, I don't think anyone involved feels they are being sent to the slaughter.

I read some of these posts and am reminded of Aesop's Fox and the grapes.

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