Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's brilliant, really

America's Cup management wraps up the test series in New Zealand.

Sheer physicality.

Extraordinary speed (which you can see).

The manic edge, a tipping point (literally), a fine line between extraordinary performance and a ducking.

The AC regatta in New Zealand has made a new America’s Cup a magnificent fait accompli.

It’s going to be an utterly outstanding America’s Cup, make no mistake.

Add astonishing media technology which is being tested and enhanced – with further fine-tuning and undoubtedly greater refinements to come during the European series.

If America’s Cup is the epitome of racing (which it should be), it’s hard to imagine how anything could eclipse what is happening in America’s Cup today.

We loved AC32, Version 5, and Valencia because we were there.

We despaired of the mad rush to multihulls.

Now, we can’t wait for what’s to come.

Only one thing could make it better.

Ernesto builds a very big, very competitive boat.