After the New Zealand team wins the cup back, I believe they will return the formula back to something more reasonable. I will admit that the big cats in San Francisco bay, at the speeds they achieve, will be a great spectator event because of where the venue is, but the Americas's Cup represents traditional sailing. BTW, if you look at the 4 team's crew make ups, you will see that Kiwi's are dominant. The American defender has 2 Americans on the crew of about 14. The Kiwi's deserve to win.