QUOTABLE: America’s Cup is much riskier than car racing

Published on May 16th, 2013

“At least a race car driver has a steel cage around him. The only protection these guys have are some pads they wear and a helmet. This is too risky a business right now. If the wind is strong and they’re trying to sail as fast as they can go, they’re death traps.” – Naval architect Jerry Milgram, 74, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor emeritus who has helped design America’s Cup racing boats since 1970.

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