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BURYING A HULL while rounding a mark, America's Cup challenger Emirates Team New Zealand damaged its deck though won its first challenger finals race. Photo by ACEA | Photo Gilles Martin-Raget


America’s Cup: Boat too far

By From page A8 | August 21, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — With the Italian challenger withdrawing from race one in the best of 13 Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series Saturday, and the New Zealand boat doing the same in race two on Sunday — both due to mechanical failures — even the most ardent proponents of the America’s Cup are asking whether that by requiring teams to sail AC72s (radical, 72-foot-long, wing-sailed, foiling catamarans), America’s Cup has gone a boat too far.

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