Originally Posted by Minnewaska
Good example. So, why can't AC do something to limit its risk?
They can and they should. I propose they eliminate the computer control. Let them handle the fixed wing manually. If it means they have to reduce the wing area, then they should reduce it.
The idea that they will attract NASCAR type crowds to America's Cup races because the crowds will come for the crashes, is fool hardy. Who has the numbers....? Only 3% of America has been on a sail boat...or knows someone with a sail boat? Only 5% of them have been on a catamaran???
They will never be NASCAR.