I met an America's Cup skipper (I think it was Cayard though I'm having trouble remembering) at a boat show. We were talking about the Edson carbon fiber wheel, which ran about $4000 if I remember right, and was, oh, maybe 5 oz lighter than another version. He said, smiling:
"If I was only trying to save weight I wouldn't let me crew wear shoes. but if I have a multimillion carbon fiber boat I'm damn well going to have a carbon fiber wheel".
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