united states of whatever
You know how we feel about the painful RC 44’s, but we can’t help but laugh at them even more as they have just announced the new " Tour USA" Regatta. San Diego ("we are not a podunk town!"), San Francisco, Newport, RI., and the Great Lakes are all selected as the regatta hosts, with the idea that the US market will suddenly realize that these white (black) elephants will suddenly turn into beautiful white swans, and suddenly run out to buy boats, creating a US fleet. You betcha. And it only gets better: Dee "The Bald Ego" Smith has been hired as the PR director and point man of the US effort. Good lord….
Photo thanks to Carlo Borlenghi. Title rip off thanks to Liam Lynch.