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America's Cup is Not the Top of the Sport

Throughout my life I have been enthralled with sailboat racing.  At times I have been consumed by it.  Lately not so much due to other interests.  

I will be watching the Americas Cup on Monday, but for all of you that do not follow the sport, please do not judge us by this spectacle.   Some of our sport's greats have been drawn into the fray -- I suspect because of the big money.  Russel Coutts, John Kostecki, and other true greats are competing.  But if you want to see who is who in sailing -- check the list of gold medal winners in the Olympics.  

The Americas Cup is a circus act.  Too weird to look away -- but not a representation of the sport of sailboat racing.