Pot, meet kettle.Please, just come clean and tell us that post was an intentional troll.If you look at it objectively, the reasoning behind the new AC75 concept is understandable.
The Multihull era failed - twice. All we got was Larry Ellison and his rich friends "competing" against each other, if you can actually call it that.
Where it did succeed, was it put butts in seats in terms of TV coverage purely because of the speed and the excitement of the boats. It did attract sponsors, but then again, many of the teams in Bermuda didn't require sponsors as they were bankrolled by billionaires, or at least multi millionaires. France, The Kiwi's and Groupama probably the teams most dependant on sponsorship.
It also attracted the non-sailing audience, but the problem with that is, they go down to their local sailing club expecting to learn to sail foiling boats, and what they get is small dinghies that aren't particularly appealing.
The majority of the sailing community are still partisan to Monohulls because its basically all they know. The problem with that is, the monohulls of the past, while being very cool, don't have the speed and/ or the excitement of the foiling cats, they are big and graceful and require finesse to sail them around an Americas Cup course, but to the non-sailing audience they are just big, slow, slugs that are boring to watch.
ETNZ were in a position where if they went with the traditional slow but graceful, tried and true Monohull, they risked losing much of the audience that tuned in to Bermuda, but if they went with the failed Multihull route, they risked losing the majority of the sailing community that were partisan to the monohull tradition. Not to mention, they would've looked somewhat hypocritical. So they were left with one option, a foiling monohull, which incorporates elements of both preference. Speed and excitement, as well as grandeur and tradition.
I don't know how anyone can write these new boats off as "absurd" when we haven't even seen one sail yet, let alone race in anger.
ETNZ have a proven track record of innovation and forward thinking. The least we could all do is wait until one is launched before we judge them.
I know New Zealand’s education system is far too good for that to have been serious.
Think outside the box a bit monkey boy. It wasn't just a deal with LR that led to the monos, it was a shared conviction that this was the way to go, to drive development somewhere else for the future.
no-one has splashed a trickle on version of the last cycle's machines. And there is as of yet no "press release" the AC/F!/maybe 50's, so don't even go there until the rubber meets the road.