This America’s Cup nonsense again. 😐 Won’t they ever learn that it’s the most insiginificant regatta on the planet. Not even last time’s more than embarrassing lack of public interest could convince them that the format and the boats are, like, totally wrong for match racing. Unfortunately that’s exactly what the AC is all about: Two sailing multimillionaires having a little duel of the egos – in the form and shape of hired pros – and the rest of the sailing and racing world has to watch and cheer them on. 😦 And most often the winner is decided in a real world court case, because nautical authorities have given up on this shit long ago.
Such a bad concept. Nothing in common with real sailracing. Anyhoo lookywatchy:
Two more America’s Cup AC75s launched in October. Luna Rossa is unveiled in Sardinia while INEOS Team UK are foiling on the Solent.
Also in Sardinia was the 52 Super Series finale where home team Azzurra look to secure the season title against the high-powered fleet of grand prix monohulls.
We also have all the action from SailGP’s final event of the inaugural season in Marseille, where Team Australia duel rivals team Japan in the final match race.
We also head to Malta for the Middle Sea Race and to Trieste, Italy for the biggest race on the planet, the Barcolana.
Francis Joyon’s IDEC Sport heads to Asia for a series of four challenges, while the winners of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year awards are announced in Bermuda.
And we meet the team behind sailing’s most advanced sustainability laboratory, Energy Observer.
00:48 52 Super Series Finale
06:56 Luna Rossa & INEOS Team UK AC75 Launches
08:25 Energy Observer
16:43 News – Rolex Middle Sea Race, IDEC Sport, Maserati & World Sailor of the Year Awards