Who recommended going back to monos? I just see no advantage in these hulls that are so expensive, entire teams had to take a pass. The only time I can really distinguish how fast they are going, is when they show a camera shot perpendicular to the boat, so you can see the water going by. However, I can't see the race itself in that shot. When the shot is from a helicopter, I would love to see someone shown a 30 kt and a 40 kt boat and try to tell the difference consistently.
The races are more exciting than I expected, I just don't see how the incredible investment was necessary. If they raced the 45s, it would have been just as exciting, for example.
I totally agree with you on the 45s. That was some great racing.