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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed
The discussion is about a boat that has sailed for only a few months, not the risk associated with every race since the beginning.
It is the same type of boat. The AC45 can sail over 30K, the AC72 over 40K, not a very big difference besides the AC72 is a more stable boat and less prone to capsize or pitch pole. I don't see why the discussion of the many accidents suffered by the AC 45 and their consequences should not be pertinent for the discussion. The type of accidents that can happen on both boats are very similar.
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