Old news. Yanks have never quite got over being beaten by a boat that was SAILED better. Doug Riggs book on the subject was possibly the greatest piece of revisitionist history
not includiong David Irvings Holocaust denials. The bertrand team were simply better sailors on the day(s). The only real benefit the keel
gave was that it psyched the opposition out big time.
Want the real story on Australia
2 and the Americas cup -read John Bertrands book - Born to Win. Australia 2 was a fast boat cause it was the archetype, "it should fall apart as it crosses the finish line - otherwise its too heavy" boat