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Scuttlebutt Poll:

34th America's Cup: Multihull or Monohull?
July 28-29, 2010

The America’s Cup community is in agreement that a new design is needed for the event, but is less in agreement as to whether it should be a multihull or a monohull. There is an eagerness by the America’s Cup defender BMW Oracle Racing team to invigorate the event, and they are leaving no stone unturned. Every aspect of the event is open for discussion, but much of what is decided will depend on the platform used.

While the knowledgeable spectator is happy with close racing from start to finish, there is a belief that an exceedingly exciting boat is needed to attract the non-sailing audience. So what do you think… should the America’s Cup use a monohull design - the platform typically used for match racing - or move to a multihull design to speed up the pace of racing? Here is what the 'buttheads had to say:

What type of platform should be used for the 34th America's Cup?
  • 30.81% - Multihull

  • 69.19% - Monohull

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