America’s Cup sailors don helmets, oxygen tanks as race evolves beyond plodding sloops - The Washington Post
: "Called USA 76, the single-hulled boat with the mainsail and jib setup of a traditional sloop now serves as tour boat and the grinning guests aboard eagerly waived and yelled their hellos to the kiwis. Someone asked Team New Zealand’s David Thomson the difference between the 2003 boats and the entries of today. “That’s a dog,
” said Thomson, gesturing toward the USA 76. He then turned and pointed at New Zealand’s sleek catamaran with the rigger back on deck, the jib sail in place and the boat picking up as it glided toward the Golden Gate Bridge. “And that’s a cat.
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