The recent America’s Cup boat change from AC62s to AC48s has been extremely controversial. Never before in the more than century and a half history of the America’s Cup has the boat class been switched in midstream.
This change caused one of the best financed, most experienced teams – Luna Rossa Challenge – to pull out after spending tens of millions of US dollars. The most experienced AC team, former Cup holder and AC34 match finalist Team New Zealand, teeters on the brink.
While the change was promoted as a cost-savings matter, this commentary wil…
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