I never remember much coverage of the event when I was growing up. It seems I could only ever manage to catch part of the race on some random lazy sunday afternoon.
Having just gotten back in to sailing, I have to say that I was quite looking forward to this year's race, admiring how the real racing crews handled their large boats in tough racing conditions. Though I will probably still enjoy the multi-hulls, I was really looking forward to some tactical (traditional) monohull dueling, and now am a bit disappointed.
I find great value in traditon. Sometimes people let it bind progress, and that's always a touchy subject, but for the most part there is usually a reason it became a traditon. To me this is like selling your classic muscle car for a suped-up Fast and Furious nitros racer. Great speed, but limited class.
"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing at all." -Socrates
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