I disagree. New these things were then the epitome of strong go-fasts, as the contests proved over the years. As to UV etc, various to each former rig...Those rigs barely stood up on their own when they were new and being maintained full time by a team of professionals. Not sure why anyone is surprised that they went all london-bridge if the boat is being chartered out and run by volunteers in the UV-hellscape that is southern california.
From Stars & Stripes USA 11 Facebook page
Although Stars & Stripes is out of service at this time, we are still open for charters. IL Moro di Venezia can accommodate up to 12 guests. She is built under the same formula as Stars & Stripes, hence she is the same size, and equally as much fun! We look forward to taking you out for a sail!
We are so grateful and moved by the tremendous show of support from our boating community when the mishap occurred last week. And we thank the amazing efforts of those who rushed in to...
She is one of the Americas Cup boats not a 12.
don't think there has ever been a 12 that fat!
I didn't like the Scalextr... I mean multihulls in Bermuda either, but monohulls don't need to be slow. A TP52 style monohull with the same lenght of the ACC boats, in Hawaii or Fremantle, would have been glorious. And great for TV too.I enjoyed watching them much more than the multihulls
Now THAT would be awesome! And I think it would appeal to a wide range of viewersI didn't like the Scalextr... I mean multihulls in Bermuda either, but monohulls don't need to be slow. A TP52 style monohull with the same lenght of the ACC boats, in Hawaii or Fremantle, would have been glorious. And great for TV too.