......any chance people can refer to boats by name?...might garner some favors from VO and sponsors,eh!
That would be team name and not 'boat name', right?
...ahh sure, --any-- name!....#'s just seem so 'impersonal' no?
Yes. Actually, in thinking about it, boat names aren't quite as relevant as they used to be, in this brave new OD VOR world.
We used to talk of the relative merits/deficiencies of different boat designs, on different point of sail, but we won't be doing that any more, since they are all rocket ships. There is only so much boat optimisation available after all - so it's hardly worth a differentiator.
It'$ all about the team. $pon$or
And so long as we want to see yacht racing it always will be!