America’s Cup: Sentiments from the Southern Hemisphere:
It would be hard to imagine the America’s Cup without New Zealand. Since their first foray in 1987, their excellence on the water and banter off the course makes the event more interesting. Their media like to take swings too, as displayed in this report by Paul Lewis of the New Zealand Herald:
Whatever this regatta to be held in Bermuda is, it doesn’t feel much like the America’s Cup.
Where’s the bitchiness? Where’s the rivalry, the international jousting? Where, for Pete’s sake, is any kind of colour or interest? Where the h…
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Russell Coutts Responds to Criticism:
Kiwi Russell Coutts, 5-time winner of the America’s Cup, and mastermind of Defender Oracle Team USA, now holds the role as CEO of the America’s Cup Events Authority. His mission is to organize the 35th America’s Cup.
But as each edition of the America’s Cup is unique in its structure, criticism comes with the job. In this report, Coutts seeks to clarify some of the issues being discussed.