The ones that say nonsense about these boats and the lack of interest should have a look: what a spectacle!!!
Not many on the shore to see the race, but that is another story. I guess no matter the type of boat you would have the same people or less.
Team NZ smashed Luna Rossa to the point of having survived a huge nose dive (don't miss it on the movie), losing to crew members and even so being able to win the race.
Regarding that story of losing crew members (recovered by the organization boat) and still win, kind of immoral. If they lose them they should be obliged to pick them (and then would lose the race).
Kind of imagining two boats side by side near the finish line on weak winds and all the crew except the rudder man jumping to the water, making the boat almost a ton lighter and allowing it to win. That can be done? Probably there is nothing on the rules that can prevent that. Maybe I am giving some ideas to those guys