No to all Kiwi crew, Yes, to one American crew.It's my understanding that there's only 1 American on the team, and that most are from NZ. Is this true?
Shades of Lance Armstrong ? Seems like the best cheaters win at every sport , whether it's cycling , football , baseball or yacht racing . I think the world would rather see REAL yachts race with sailors manning the sheets instead of who has the best software . Oracle be damned . Be safe...BobThe entire thing was tainted in my opinion after America got caught cheating. Those of us that live here know how much Oracle bullied the polictians and the City of San Francisco. I just find it hard to be proud of this "win".
Yes they are fast but the 'spirit' of the Americas Cup races is gone...IMO. Sailing is not drag racing, it is a sport of getting the best performance out of the boat, the crew and most of all old fashioned sportsmanship and not all about technology...If the same philosophy was applied to drag racing that has been stated here, we would still be running flatheads in model a frames.I was amazed at the amount of innovation that was applied to the design and construction of these boats. Think of these as the top fuel dragsters of the sailing world only way more expensive.