Team UK in America's Cup Anarchy Posted June 9, 2017 4 hours ago, ~Stingray~ said: It was interesting to hear BA when asked by the Telegraph reporter what in hindsight he thought might have been the problem. BA immediately spoke about the Designers, the F1 influence trying to get onboard and understand sailing, the early commitment to 'the Best of British' etc. It will also be interesting to see if BAR maintains that general path in a (hopefully, I guess) next run at the Cup. This was definitely an issue for BAR, they were too keen to get the best British designers, engineers etc. rather than getting the best in the world. Maybe they needed to do that to push the nationlistic aspect in order to raise funding, but it was a stupid approach. As for the F1 guys, definitely valuable in terms of design and engineering process, this is where companies like McClaren are outstanding. But possibly not much they could contribute directly to the design of the boat.