So Jeddah has been chosen to host the second preliminary America's Cup regatta later this year. Grant Dalton claims this will enhance the reputation of the America's Cup and provide a great spectacle. He could have added spectators will be able to attend regular public executions - 81 in one day last year. Their attendance will also provide support for Saudi's sports-washing programme designed to cover up what is probably the worst human rights record in the modern world, with women having virtually no rights. If they have any concern for this country's reputation, Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron should remove "New Zealand" from their names.
Jim Farmer, Parnell.