The high drama of the the America's Cup rollout -- Imploded deals! Lawsuits! Hardly anyone participating! -- has obscured one of the zanier aspects of the forthcoming race. Each of the 13-story AC72 catamarans will be mandated to carry a "guest racer" -- a tourist, essentially, who will be on the boat, during the race.
Up for it? There are two quick requirements -- you can't weigh more than 100 kilograms (220.5 pounds). And you've gotta kick down metric shitloads of money.
Asked just how much scratch it would cost to plant one's (sub-221-pound) derriere on a racing AC72, an America's Cup official declined to name an exact dollar figure. Rather, you -- or your beneficiaries -- will have to "do business" with the folks in charge of lining up race sponsorships -- "significant business."