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Re: America's cup, BERMUDA??????????????
Honestly I don't really get the huge AC bashing. Best I can tell the AC has always been about the technology, and who can exploit the rules best. The absolute best races were when the best sailors won with the boats that were using the older technology.
It's always been an ARMS race, and honestly putting it in a venue that is less about nationality, and more about the venue, is really more in line with teams that are themselves multi-national.
Besides, a bunch of you will make an excuse to travel to Bermuda to see it anyway, and why not, its a great sailing location!
If you folks want honest to goodness sailor on sailor racing, go see the J/70 worlds, or frankly ANY One Design national series. Then it's all about the people, and not about the boats (unless of course someone constructs a carbon fiber - whatever).. Sorry I digress.
1983 WD Schock Wavelength 24. Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.