Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alameda, San Francisco Bay
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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed
If the organizing committee is worried about too much wind, they only have to use the anemometer on GGYC’s race deck – that thing never reads over 20kts! But seriously, those of us who regularly race on San Francisco Bay know that the City Front courses rarely exceed 20kts – you have to be in the slot before you get the famous 30kt afternoon winds. I think that the organizing committee has a pretty safe bet of meeting their TV schedule. I say they should race in any wind condition. The venue and wind conditions were well known before the first NA put pen to paper (or is it “mouse to CAD”?). So if a team did a poor job of preparing for the race than they should be willing to suffer the consequences.
2000 Catalina 34 MkII