Sick of the America's Cup but read every word, and watch every video

25/09/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 15
I am sick of the America's Cup but I read every word about it and watch every video

Oracle Team USA v Emirates Team New Zealand. America's Cup Day 8 San Francisco. Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill at the Day 8 Media Conference

Sail-World gets more emails about how sailors are 'over' the America's Cup, but it seems the AC Soap Opera is compulsive viewing. AC Story after AC story, tops the daily and weekly viewing lists.


It seems the Emirates Team New Zealand can't help themselves when it comes to drama, now they are getting themselves offside with the Kiwi public, the NZ government and more.

And Jimmy Spithill just can't resist stirring them. Again we have the blow by blow from our America's Cup editor Richard Gladwell.





34th America's Cup
© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RAGET

Emirates Team NZ, Leg 1, Race 1 34th America's Cup September 7, 2013

Athlete - Boat: Emirates Team New Zealand vs. Oracle Team USA, Event: 34th America's Cup, Finals - Race 8, Location: San Francisco Bay, USA, About the shot: It was a close race, and on the windward leg ETNZ had a slight lead. As the two boats approached each other with Emirates on port and Oracle on starboard, Emirates tried to tack on top of Oracle, but their wing articulation hydraulics failed and they couldn’t trim properly. They started to capsize and it seemed to unfold in slow motion. Fo