Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Americas Cup not worth watching

 Ok, so it's been a while. What's little me doing? Busy sailing in first life, and busy looking after the kids. Well, and playing Minecraft with them, but this... this deserves a comment. 

Probably the ugliest mug in the world


Anyone read Scuttlebutt? Do it now - Read Scuttlebutt - click here!

And let me again refer to Jane Fossets quote! She said it first, and she said it best:

 "Weird plastic critters skittering across the water". (- Jane Fosset)

Amen to that!

Here's a few burst from that Scuttlebutt post - and they are about the Americas Cup and the (current) boats:

  • Complete irrelevance
  • Bizarre sideshow
  • Seems to be a bit of action missing
  • this diminishes the spectacle of the sport
  • most exiting part is when they fall off the foils
  • light wind foiling is really boring


Let's put the sailing back into sailing. Get real boats. Use real rules. Make sailing relevant to sailors - not to lawyers and crazy scientists. 

Where is Heinz Doofenshmirtz, when you need a new type of Inator to stop the madness in Americas Cup? Let's have a MadRaceInator!

Wayyy back in 2011 after sailing with El Megro

 Happy sailing and Strawberry Margaritas. 

(More on Americas Cup

PS: Shoutout to Bruce Dawlish racing the Folkboat Rødhætte in San Francisco.