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Fascinating America's Cup story

by grimgraphix / December 13, 2008 5:38 AM PST
Link to Video from ABC news

I was not aware that the rules of the America's Cup sailing challenge allows the winner to pick whomever they want as the contender for a chance to take the cup away. This video describes the current holder from Switzerland as a clever manipulator, who will only pick challengers who have little chance of winning the Cup for themselves. It also describes the beautiful new trimaran sailing boat that oracle mogul Larry Ellison wants to put up as a contender. The sailing vessel is taller than the Statue of Liberty and can speed 3 times faster than the wind it is using to fill its' sails.
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