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Re: America's Cup opening races

Originally Posted by PalmettoSailor View Post
I think the AC like it or not has absolutely gotten the attention of some non-sailors. I've had lots of non-sailors ask me if I'd seen those "big sailboats" racing on TV as soon as they learned I sailed. These folks didn't know anything about sailing but those boats and that racing format caught their attention and interest.

That can't be all bad, even if it has as much to do with the kind of sailing I do as a moon walk.
I do wish the commentators would stop referring to the course as "the Track" and the support crew as the "Pit Crew"! The last thing we want is the attention of NASCAR fans!

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