As most know, I’m not a big fan of the RL Americas Cup. For many years the AC’s been a sad saga about a few guys with too much money and way too much testosterone. The focus on media grandstanding and litigation made many sailors, including me, wonder if the current AC juggernaut was still sailing at all; it looks a lot more like Disneyland.
I know many other sailors feel strongly about this issue on both sides. That’s no surprise I guess; the AC has been pretty controversial since its inception. 🙂
I had a fun conversation with Dale Irata a few days ago. He talked about the local San Francisco plans. As a Commodore for one of the SF-area clubs, Dale’s excitement was genuine and palpable.
I appreciate I’m a curmudgeon about this topic, but I must admit I understand and grudgingly agree with his enthusiasm. The sustained media attention over the long build-up for the next Americas Cup will focus public interest in sailing world-wide. On many levels, I appreciate that’s a good thing. 🙂
I’m talking about this issue once again here because I just saw Don Berithos’ promo video for the AC Cup… It’s interleaved with the clips of the ACJ-SL Cup version. Frankly, Don, let me say:
ZOMG; Woot! That vid is absolutely GREAT;
What a nice job, Don! I LOVE IT!!!
It almost makes me excited about the Cup again! 🙂
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