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No Love for the Auld Mug?

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The America's Cup -- Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

The America’s Cup — Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

I have to admit; this is about as bad as it gets for a venue to see the fabled America’s Cup… just protected by a crappy rented tent on an asphalt parking lot, cars being promoted by the sponsor in the background, with junk piled up in another corner behind it.

When I was a kid, I remember reading about 30-minute lines to see this revered prize — if you were able to see it at all, as it was usually kept under lock and key at the New York Yacht Club, with zero access by the public for many decades.  But now?  No lines.  No respect.  No love.

I hate this picture.

8 thoughts on “No Love for the Auld Mug?

  1. sustainabilitea

    They need to take a lesson from the cup of Cups: the Stanley Cup! That cup is the perfect combination of reverence (its own keeper with white gloves) and fun (every member of the winning team not only gets his name engraved on the Cup but gets the Cup for a day.) As trophies go, this one is quite nice, though, even if not given the respect it should receive.

    janet

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Agreed. And this was during the annual United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, a venue where I would have expected it to be on display with the same reverence as the nearby tomb of John Paul Jones.

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