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post #140 of Old 09-24-2013
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Re: AC 34 - What If?

As a Yank (well, sorta, this is New Orleans after all) I'd like to see Oracle take it.

But I also think the Kiwis might be better as hosts, and as keepers of the Cup. Might we actually return to national crews?? Heaven forfend..

But this series has stopped me from whining about how the monohulls (I grew up in M'head with the 12s, two of which were built there in the boatyard I worked in as a kid) were better and more "pure" racing. I now see that these machines are once again the "space program" for sailing, and the tactics and tacking have their own rhythm--just different from the monos is all, but still really exciting in a close race. I gotta keep up with the times.
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