That traditional maritime nation, Switzerland, with its glorious history of yachting supremacy, is now the custodian of the America’s Cup, following Alinghi’s sweep of New Zealand. Yes, they used a nearly-all Kiwi crew, but still, the chocolate-eating neutrality monkeys have the trophy that used to be bolted into the case in the New York Yacht Club.
So what happens the next time? Does the nation that holds the Cup actually have to host the next challenge? Will there be enough room on Lake Como for this, or will the Swiss make it easier on the crew and race in New Zealand again?