The boats are truly amazing engineering creations. I heard a story about the Americas Cup a while ago that commented on the rule that the winner gets to set the rules for the next race, (or some portion of the rules.) What that has done has opened up the design envelope to include some really innovative creations but has also driven up to cost of creating a boat to stupid high costs. It has effectively priced most countries out of even entering the race. I think the race could benefit from having different classes, some limited to a conventional 12m race sloop and some open classes where anything goes.
'03 KTM 450EXC
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