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...the winning Yacht Club makes the rules and hosts the subsequent event, often making it more difficult for the challenging Club(s) to take the Cup home.
Honestly, this is BS. While it's a common belief it isn't so. From the 12 meter era onward the rules for all the MC races have been largely the same cup to cup and the winners have not as a rule or often added new difficulties to the challengers. Indeed, in many case rules been changed to allow for better competition. That was the point of adopting 12's and one change allowed a certain Swiss team to challenge... And, the winning YC is limited by the DOG.

 
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Peelman

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Yuck.
...the winning Yacht Club makes the rules and hosts the subsequent event, often making it more difficult for the challenging Club(s) to take the Cup home.
Honestly, this is BS. While it's a common belief it isn't so. From the 12 meter era onward the rules for all the MC races have been largely the same cup to cup and the winners have not as a rule or often added new difficulties to the challengers. Indeed, in many case rules been changed to allow for better competition. That was the point of adopting 12's and one change allowed a certain Swiss team to challenge... And, the winning YC is limited by the DOG.
There are bound to be problems with the site as they don't have enough time so they are copying content from the other sites that were controlled by Alinghi. If you see something wrong historically or bias towards a team Email the webmaster at [email protected]

 
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