If the America's Cup wants to return to a highly followed event, it needs to do several things. Every team must be made up of 100 percent nationals of the country they represent. The America's Cup should use exactly the same criteria used for the Olympic Games. The boats used need to be affordable. The current cost of a campaign is well over $100 million. That cannot continue. The racing needs to feature close races, with lead changes. The past [America's Cup races] always had compelling figures. Larry Ellison needs to be more public, so we get to know him. He is a mystery to most sailors. Dennis Conner, Ted Turner, Olin Stephens, John Bertrand, Harold Vanderbilt, and even J.P. Morgan understood this. Ellison should follow the example set by the giants of sailing.