I think LRPP have brought much to this competition. The last thing we need is another round of belligerent billionaires battling it out a la EB and LE. I appreciate that Patricio Bertelli is very wealthy but somehow, he doesn't seems to behave like a spoilt brat. LRPP have battled bravely and we need them to continue. they have learned a great deal and have nice to offer the AC. And as you say, we need more boats and more competitors to engage.That would be great.....a bigger event with these boats would be quite the spectacle. Race 9 has really shown how match racing can be when you get a bit more breeze on a shifty course.