Sorry I missed the opportunity to submit a question in time, but here is what I would have asked:
Jimmy, you kept on saying how great it was to have so much local support cheering for you and supporting you, but truth be told, as an American and as a San Franciscan local, it was kind of hard to gin up much enthusiasm for a corporate team made up almost entirely of a bunch of foreigners such as yourself. As far as I could tell, there wasn't even a single GGYC insignia anywhere on the boat or at any of the shoreside venues. The only reason I was even mildly hoping for you guys to win was to have the AC back in SF again, but hopefully next time with a competition that will have at least 6-10 teams in the LVC.
So, the questions is, how can the AC be changed so that locals and nationals have something to cheer for? It's a big stretch to chant USA, USA, when no one on the team is actually from USA.
Why so much effort to "ask" a question when the interview was already made. Sorry, but it seems to me that you just wanted to take a shot at them.
Jimmy is married to an American, he has raced for a team representing America the past two ACs, and won it twice for us, with the first of those bringing the Cup back to American waters for the first time in a couple decades. The boat was designed by Americans, as well as some foreign nationals. And, the whole effort is funded by American $$$s.
Sure, it would be nice if more Americans were on the team, but the spirit of the effort is very American. Maybe more of an effort could be made to have more American's on the team, but every member of the team/organization deserves to have the best possible chance to win, and if that means hiring the best at every position, regardless of the nation of their origin, I'm guessing every member of that team is for that.
Frankly, I have no problem supporting OR with respect to the nationality. As a team full of the best from around the world, sailors that are the best of the best and wanting to compete at the highest level, they DO represent America. They are racing with the point of retaining the Cup for America, and they have the spirit of Americans, whether they were born here or not.