2017 MAY

MATTEO DE NORA (SUI/ITA)

Nomination
This only happened once, for Francis Joyon, but our little-loved veto has been played again because of escalating concern for the institution of the America’s Cup. De Nora has backed Team New Zealand for years but now there really could be all to play for. The Cup might soon regain more of its precious allure or it may enter another hiatus under what is looking more and more like a cartel. That there even are two possibilities is largely due to the passion of one man without whom this Cup might be a dull story indeed.
Why they won
This only happened once, for Francis Joyon, but our little-loved veto has been played again because of escalating concern for the institution of the America’s Cup. De Nora has backed Team New Zealand for years but now there really could be all to play for. The Cup might soon regain more of its precious allure or it may enter another hiatus under what is looking more and more like a cartel. That there even are two possibilities is largely due to the passion of one man without whom this Cup might be a dull story indeed.

 
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