1) You get a notification when someone reacts to your comment, which i had 18. Turns out dg_sailingfan downvoted 18 of my comments.
2) I'll support anything done for the right reason. What i don't support is bad sportsmanship, which is what SailGP is. The reason SailGP was created was to stroke the ego of Larry Ellison and Russel Coutts after they got demolished in Bermuda by a Kiwi team they tried so hard to eliminate both on and off the water.
Instead of letting Dalton and his team have their time as AC Champions, they went and created something to rival the Americas Cup. Coutts rushed his timetable because he knew he needed to grow his base before the AC cycle began. Unfortunately for him, that rush has played out on the water, and off the water with boats that were supposed to be a step up from the previous AC, but aren't, and teams that are supposed to be the best in the world, but aren't, and "Global" TV deals that exclude certain countries from watching, not to mention the selfish act of removing all official AC35 coverage from fee platforms like You Tube. So like I said, I'll support anything done for the right reason, where SailGP is not. It is purely done to rival the current AC cycle. The problem is, it won't. The F50's are a disappointment, and the AC75's when launched will render the F50/ AC50 obsolete and irrelevant. I am a fan of the GC32, the Extreme Sailing Series, the 52 Super Series and the RC44 circuit, established circuits all created to fill a gap in the market, where there is no gap in the market for SailGP. Instead they are trying to create that gap by riding the coat tails of the current Americas Cup.