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Why hire an old monohull guy unless you are looking for as much San Diego local knowldge as possible?  Sadly, more and more roads are pointing to Dago as the destination for the next AC. Given how badly Coutts is tripping over his dick this go around, perhaps SD will be the final resting place for the final edition of the AC?  In both a weird and kind of fitting way, we kind of hope so…

Team New Zealand have suffered a blow with sailing coach Rod Davis joining Artemis Racing ahead of the next America’s Cup. Davis has a storied history in sailing for New Zealand and will undertake his ninth campaign for the Auld Mug with the Swedish outfit.

Davis, 58 won Olympic gold for the US in the Soling class in Los Angeles in 1984 and silver for New Zealand in the Finn class (we think they mean Star – ed) in Barcelona in 1992. Artemis confirmed it is challenging for the America’s Cup again and also announced that Swedish Olympic gold medalists Freddy Loof and Max Salminen have joined the sailing crew. The star-crossed syndicate announced its return today during a news conference at the Moderna Museet, with the America’s Cup itself on hand. Read on.