Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The People's Republic Quests for Cup

Great article here in The Australian about China's entry into the America's Cup...a historic first in the competition. The challenge is being backed by the People's Party - nah just kidding - actually a Chinese venture capitalist named Wang Chaoyong is syndicate head of the Chinese team. Ah sweet irony...a Chinese capitalist mounts a challenge for the ultimate prize in a sport that has resounded through the decades as the provenance of wealth, privilege & elitism. Eat your heart out Mao Zedong!

"...the extensive experience required to sail an America's Cup boat means China has only procured five mainland crew for the team -- all cup novices. The rest of the 16 crew are French, Polish and Singaporean."

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