That’s the number of America’s Cup challengers left, and it could very well end up being three if the shaky Stars & Stripes  team folds. Wow. Isn’t that all the commentary needed to describe  this particular AC flop?

Four challengers for Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) have been confirmed for the 36th America’s Cup by Prada race series to be held in Auckland in 2021. This point was reached today, the late entry deadline for applications.

The deadline saw one team, DutchSail from the Royal Netherlands Yacht Club, withdrawing, citing financial constraints, and another, the Long Beach Yacht Club’s Stars & Strips Team, confirming. The possible entry from the Royal Malta Yacht Club withdrew over a month ago. Read on.