Marina Yachting Sardinia Cup
Only five teams have fronted up for the event, two Italian, one Spanish, one Swiss and an American. With two or three boats constituting a team, the boats on the line barely struggle into the teens. There are some good boats and sailors - Brava Q8 with Paul Cayard and Flavio Favini aboard; Merit Cup with Vasco Vascotto and Murray Jones; along with Bouwe Bekking, Tommaso Chieffi and Pedro Campos spread through the rest. The Swiss team will also include elements of Bertelli's new America's Cup Challenge - i.e. the old Team New Zealand. But I can't help thinking that this is taking the quality is more important than quantity ethic a little too far. Still, I guess they are competing for attention with the Olympics.