Hey guys, why in the world should the guys who are putting up the money
give a damn what ANYONE else thinks about their choice of vehicles for racing? The America's cup isn't democratic, it isn't about who represents what country, and it has always been the arena of the ultra rich to show off their dollars and their testosterone levels... oh, and their skills in the courtroom.
And lets face it: racing the super fast cats must be a hell of a lot more fun than plodding around the racecourse in 12 metres... boats not as fast as many modern ocean racers, and supremely boring to watch in a match race. No testosterone boost there!
I personally dislike the posturing and political ramifications that surround the event, and had stopped being even vaguely interested years ago... until the San Francisco
cup. My take is that if it goes to Bermuda
no one will come, and if it goes to San Diego
it will not be interesting enough to bother with watching, but that's just my view.
Seems a pity, but I'll just go back to being a disinterested cruiser in a far off land.