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America's Cup - anyone else interested?
I went to a open house at a SF Bay Area Yacht Club on Sunday, assuming they would be showing the Naples AC series. Not only were they not showing the races on their big screen, they didn't even have the Comcast Channel the AC is shown is on. though they had 150 other channels, four of which were Comcast. One of the members said "right now, we are into Baseball". I laughed and replied, "I am in a Yacht Club aren't I?" The Commandant didn't even know the Naples series was on and said "We are interested in the AC. In fact, the AC officials are scheduled to come here to discuss the Cup coming to San Francisco." I said, "well thats great, but I would think a yacht club would be interested in the preliminaries, and would be anxious to promote the sport, especially given the new technology". It was like going into a sports bar that wasn't showing play off games!
I know a lot of sailors resent the Cup because it's a rich mans game, and that issue has been discussed at length in other threads.
Is your yacht club following the AC?