"fast platforms" can be had in monos, too. But even if we're talking about multis, we need a much, well, cheaper, platform. A rule
, whether mono or multi, that boxes in the innovation and limits the size and shape of the boats is essential. As is, the boats in AC33 were in the stratosphere as far as cost is concerned and that necessarily limits the race
to a few super-spoiled rich boy brats (... and no, Ellison was not blameless with his last minute appeals about where Alinghi's sails
were made). If China
, for example, can't mount a campaign (as they did in AC32's Louis Vuitton Cup), that's no good.