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Anyone can win a boat race

Anyone can win a boat race

Oceans 18

The loss of the America's Cup, held for 132 years by the New York Yacht Club, to an Australian team in September 1983 was due to U.S. "complacency and lack of imagination," according to Warwick "Commodore" Tompkins. Tompkins maintains that Australian entrepreneur Alan Bond and designer Ben Lexcen were well within their rights to take a radical approach to keel design. The Australia II won the series four to three despite the considerable skill of the American crew. Commodore believes that it's nearly too late now for the United States to win the 1987 series at Perth, as only one U.S. contender is practicing sailing there. Moreover, the large number of contenders may reduce American effectiveness. Tompkins believes, however, that given America's technology, population, and competitiveness, the U.S. will eventually regain the cup.

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