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Discussion in 'Sports' started by sandgroper, Oct 14, 2012.
Shape of things to come.
I like that they've gone back to monohull racing because the speed of the catamarans was too great for close racing...but I can't help but doff my hat to the innovators that have applied the same principle to monohulls - get the big bastard out of the water, reduce drag and fly. It's not that the challenge has become less relevant, it's still awesome to see prototype racing, it's like F1 and MotoGP in that respect, but it has changed significantly. This top level sailing has lost all of its romance as it's now all about big corporations 'buying' the cup by throwing hundreds of milliuons of dollars at it instead of it being nation v nation, which is a shame.
Regardless, I'll still be glued to the America's Cup and praying for an Australian win if there is indeed an 'Australian' team.
It's also still the most beautiful trophy in sport by a country mile.
It's great that the racing will be in along the coastline, inside a bay, just like it was in San Francisco. Lots of people will have a chance to watch the races.
They are impressive when they lift.