Is This the Future of the America’s Cup?

Reflecting the trades of the folks aboard, there is lots of car chatter on my boat. When it comes to racing, while the majority tend to praise the beauty of Formula 1, some of us raised in the desert watching the Unser’s – fathers, sons, grandsons – flip sprint cars in the dust of a New Mexico night tend to champion a little more action. Sprint cars may lack the elegance of a perfect Formula 1 race, but they are a heck of a lot less boring.

Which seems to be the thought behind Coutts and Ellison’s revision of the America’s Cup for 2013. Let’s have a little more action. Makes one wonder if this highlight film from the Extreme 40 catamaran circuit is what they are looking to bring to the next Cup.

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