From the Sunday July 14, 2013 business section of the Washington Post, a reprinted article by Aaron Kuriloff of Bloomberg Markets had this statement from the second kahuna of the Oracle team;
Coutts, 51 said before the accident that his team's decision in 2010 to use 72-footers for the Cup was a mistake. He believed then that the 72s would look better on TV than smaller cats which are less costly to build and slower.
Coutts later discovered during the televised America's Cup World Series beginning in 2011 that 45-foot cats played well on the screen.
"We were paranoid this needed to look good on TV," Coutts says. "I thought the 45 would look too small. It doesn't. It looks fine."
Oh-oh! Not good when you admit you are probably sailing the wrong boats before the series even starts.
For more unbiased America's Cup reporting, I suggest you follow either Tillerman, or Joe over at Horse's Mouth.
If some of you young'uns are contemplating a career as a sail-race professional, I suggest you start concentrating on getting some trampoline combined with Rubik's Cube workouts, as the link to this following America's Cup training video shows.