Stus-List americas cup plusses

Tim Goodyear timgdyr at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 18:10:33 EDT 2013


On the other hand, that last race was quite the show!

On Sep 15, 2013, at 5:35 PM, Colin Kilgour <charliekilo552 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Two Kiwi Skippers?
> 
> Surely you mean one Kiwi and one Aussie.
> 
> And do you also mean to tell me that Ben Ainslie doesn't hail from Iowa either?
> 
> Man, I'm disillusioned.
> 
> Cheers
> Colin
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 9/15/13, David Knecht <davidaknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On Sep 14, 2013, at 3:22 PM, Chuck S <cscheaffer at comcast.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> For me the Americas Cup lost the most apeal when they alowed crews to be
>>> multinationals.
>> This is my big problem and made me lose interest.  Watching two Kiwi
>> skippers race against each other for the "Americas Cup" is an oxymoron.
>> What used to be the added intestest was the national pride associated with
>> American technology and skill pitted against that from other countries (like
>> the Olympics and most all other international competition).  This is Formula
>> One in sailboats- professional sailboat racing.  No problem with that, but
>> it is inherently less interesting to me.
>>> 
>>> The Plusses still outweigh the negatives.
>>> Better camera work on the boats, on the water and from helicopters
>>> Better TV coverage, on at a reasonable hour
>>> Better commentating, more knowledgable sailors instead of talking heads
>>> Better graphics to show boat name, speed, etc.
>>> Longer series, with many more races.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Chuck
>>> Resolute
>>> 1990 C&C 34R
>>> Atlantic City, NJ
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>> 
>> David Knecht
>> Aries
>> 1990 C&C 34+
>> New London, CT
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