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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
Many different ways of pushing the edge...

Personally, I am FAR more impressed by what this kid did last year, than anything Larry Ellison will spend tens of million$ to accomplish on SF Bay this year... If any sailor has truly and so purely demonstrated the "indomitable will to adapt and overcome" - to borrow c. breeze's words - it's Matt Rutherford:

Sailor Matt Rutherford welcomed home in Annapolis after sailing solo around the Americas - Washington Post






To be clear, I was among those who expressed doubts about the likely success of Rutherford's venture from the beginning... He certainly proved me wrong, and I can only hope the AC guys manage to do so, as well...
I agree about Matt. I met him in Annapolis a few months ago at a speaking engagement. Quite a story.
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