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America’s Cup — Will the Soap Opera Ruin the Race?

The America’s Cup soap opera continues, with all the twists and turns one might expect and few that are a complete surprise.  As in any soap opera, it has its share of betrayals, broken promises, jilted lovers, illicit liaisons and the … Continue reading

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Is the AC72 the Boat That Could Sink the America’s Cup?

Wired Magazine ran a weirdly prophetic article that appears to have been published almost immediately before the tragic death of British Olympian, Andrew Simpson, in the capsize of the Swedish Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran yesterday in San Francisco Bay.  In the article, titled “The Boat That Could … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Racing – the Reason that the Crews Wear Crash Helmets

I have a distinct recollection a photo of Thomas Lipton on one of his Americas Cup challengers sipping a cup of the tea on which his fortune was based.  I can’t find the photograph, so perhaps I shouldn’t trust my memory. … Continue reading

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