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Russell Coutts? I lettori la pensano così…
3 maggio 2011 10:30 Zerogradinord
AMERICA’S CUP, RUSSELL COUTTS EARNS A LOT OF MONEY AND DOESN’T TAKE CARE ABOUT OTHER AMERICA’S CUP’S SAILORS
Auckland – We receive and gladly publish the thoughts matured from a reader, Matteo Salva’, after reading the interview that the Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts, has released to Style Magazine last week.
“Dear Sailing Media, I want to inform you that in an astonishing interview published on Friday, April 29, on Style Magazine, Russell Coutts says that 65%of the budget of an America’s Cup campaign is given by the cost of the crew (see the attachment). Beyond the reasonable doubt that this statement may correspond to the truth, Coutts puts forward a brilliant solution: reduce the number of persons on board from 17 to 11, thus creating unemployment and discontent. He thus continues to earnhis 10 millions a year that make him be the highest paid sportsman in New Zealand. It matters little, instead, whether others, who still earn much less than him, are out of their job. I’m the voice of hundreds of sailors, riggers, boat builders and shore managers unemployed. We all thanks Russell Coutts for this“.
To read Russell Coutts’ interview (italian only) click here.