Re "Golden Gate drama" (Page A1, Sept. 25): My wife and I spent a considerable amount of time at America's Cup venues and watched 12 of 19 races. While we were amazed at these new catamarans, we became increasingly disturbed by what we observed in the park.
It was clear that Team USA conducted themselves with over-confident arrogance. And the few American fans that showed up were largely ignorant about the sport.
In contrast, New Zealanders had a strong showing of grassroots support. The New Zealand team, families and fans were very friendly and exuded a deep love for the sport of sailing.
So fellow Americans, how proud are you really of the campaign conducted by our win-at-all-costs billionaire and his Team USA, which only had one American sailor in the final races, and was embroiled in spying and cheating scandals throughout?
-- Scott Reid, Vacaville