by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
The 34th America’s Cup changed from the monohull to the multihull to improve the marketability of the event, with the idea that high performance boats will elevate the oldest international sporting trophy to a prominent entertainment product. If more people will watch it, more companies will sponsor it.
But match racing catamarans? For sure the game changed, with nimble tactics replaced with speed-saving maneuvers. Thankfully, the breakthrough in 2013 edition was the foiling tack, allowing AC72 teams to effect a covering strategy upwind. I mean, if you can’t control while ahead, what’s the point?
But was this disr…
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