By Christopher Clarey
The America’s Cup appeared to have regained momentum in San Francisco Bay in September 2013, but 19 months later; it looks in need of a gust of wind.
The last Cup ended with one of the most remarkable comebacks in any sport as Oracle Team USA, only one race from defeat, rose from the depths of an 8-1 deficit against Emirates Team New Zealand to defend the Cup with eight straight victories.
It was thrilling as well as spectacular because it was contested in 72-foot foiling catamarans with wing sails that often looked more like flying machines than yachts. Yet for all the risks, the outcome seemed to create a solid platform for a venerabl…
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