"Wouldn't it be nice if the original rules were still in tact, and each country had to provide a boat, sailors, and venue, domestically? "
I agree 100%.
When they departed from these rules the event was over.
Now it is just dollar against dollar instead of country against country.

I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!