Only a few years ago nobody believed that China would be able to join the America's Cup. The participation and involvement is yet another testament to the fact that China will continue to surprise and contribute to the world of sports and culture, as well as China has already done in commerce.
Sailing is fundamentally a Corinthian sport, and good sportsmanship and friendly competition among nations is more important than winning.
Good luck to China America's Cup Team.
Nis Peter Lorentzen