It's getting harder and harder to find a rooting interest. In 1987 and 1992, I had Buddy Melges to root for, and there was a women's team in 1995. And last time (in 2000), there was America True, which had Dawn Riley as her skipper. But this time, there isn't anyone who I don't have to hold my nose to root for. The closest, I guess, would be the One World Challenge, which has an eco-friendly sensibility... but they're also sponsored by Microsoft, and have gotten in trouble for underhanded dealings during the run-up to the competition. I suppose they'll have to do, though -- I won't root for Dennis Conner on principle, and Larry Ellison is even worse.
The closest I'll probably come to being an America's Cup skipper is building one of these, although I did get a chance to drive True North IV from the 1987 AC on my honeymoon in Sint Maarten.