QUOTABLE: America’s Cup optimism in short supply

Published on July 1st, 2013

“Much of the (America’s Cup) vision, it is now apparent, has turned to custard. Larry Ellison’s prediction that there would be a dozen or more challengers (up to 15 perhaps) looks absurd with only 3 challengers making it to the start line and one of them not yet ready to race. The City of San Francisco is very unhappy with the promised financial bonanza being anything but. The tragic death of Andrew Simpson when the first (and so far only) Artemis boat disintegrated as it collapsed has cast a pall over the Event from which even the spectacular speed of these boats is unlikely to clear away.” – Jim Farmer, member of the America’s Cup Safety Committee that assembled the list of 37 recommendations that are now part of the event. Much more here.

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