As the oldest international sporting trophy, the America’s Cup is the grandest achievement in sailing. Its attraction has been in its difficulty, and in the people that sought to compete. To climb to the summit was a daunting task but with a clear purpose: to win.
However, now the pursuit of commercial attention is changing the event. Where before the mission of the defender was solely to defend, there is now interest to improve the event’s competitive nature. While the best team should still win, the pitch has leveled to improve the show.
Among the five challengers that has lost patience with the process is Team Luna Rossa Challenge which has now withdrawn from …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Curious times for the America’s Cup, Editor