From Fredrick Roswold
Published on October 4th, 2012
Not going to build a combined base because the looky-lous won’t walk that far (as reported in Scuttlebutt 3689)? This America’s Cup is already a fiasco with only three boats and is only one more reneged agreement or two crashes away from becoming a disaster. When the dust has settled, the Cup decided, the accounts totaled and losses written off, and all the fans turned back to their tubes to watch roller derby, then maybe it will be time for another reinvention We need to take the AC out of the realm of stupid pandering and puts it back where it belongs, a pinnacle of sailing that happens once in a while, and that sailors, and maybe only sailors, can appreciate.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Following the report in Scuttlebutt 3689 on how the America’s Cup event organizers have scrapped the plan to keep all the team bases together, we received emails from both AC Event Authority (ACEA) and Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ). The former is restating the explanation we carried in our report, while the later is now recruiting the City to intervene. “We hope authorities are able to step in and hold organizers accountable for this further retreat which is symptomatic of a continuing pattern,” said ETNZ managing director Grant Dalton. Complete statements here.