**When BMW Oracle Racing announced it was going with multihulls for the 34th America's Cup, did you see the decision as the end of an era, so to speak, for British sailing?
**We wanted to bring the Cup back to England, and set things right in an event we originated. But, in the end, for Sir Keith Mills, we couldn't continue that heritage within the new format. It was a very British team and we worked very hard for three years to move it forward. We were all quite positive about our options. Ultimately, it was Sir Keith Mill's decision. He took it with the feeling that it wasn't a viable project anymore. As a team, we felt we were viable. It would be a steep learning curve to become top multihull sailors, but we were ready for that challenge. For Sir Keith, I think, the event was getting farther and farther from where we started. It is such a good group of people, and it is a shame that it can't happen.