This year's Cup was one of the best for a very simple reason: it came down the most talented sailors, racing on the fastest boats, on the best patch of water in the world. I can't wait to see it again.
So how did I find myself in a crowded bar that burst into applause every time the American boat spun around a turning mark in first place? I think a few things have transpired over the last month to pull off this miracle.
Despite all the America's Cup controversies, once on the boats, all the noise disappears and is replaced by a new noise -- that of a catamaran going so fast it feels like you're sticking your head out of a car on the freeway.