I have watched the AC since they started televising the matches. One thing stands out above all others. Most all of the matches are boring - boring - boring to watch. Now, Perth, that was not boring because of the constant struggle with the weather to make things interesting and that bad things could happen to the boat in the lead.
My son told me about a new system of match racing that might restore some real interest to hours of tedium watching a slightly slower boat not having any chance. That is, to run three boats in each race and award one point to the winner, nothing to the other two. None of this sitting on the other boat and driving them to the bad side of the course.
I can't find anything wrong with this scenario. Of course the defender will never accept it if they are in control because it would greatly decrease their chance of repeating.
Not to belittle the skill of the current winners, it should bring the crew back into the race on a more even level with money and the technology.