34th America's Cup: multihulls!

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Doug Lord
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    Ok, you can give up.......USA up 400 m-light air-time limit may come into it-now down 200m-geez! 9 min to reach finish or the race is gone....
     
  2. Doug Lord
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    Congratulations Team USA!!!!

    Lighter wind=TNZ
    16knt+=Team USA
     
  3. CutOnce

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    Wow. Just wow. Oracle.
     
  4. SteveMellet
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    NZ will have to beat OR on tactics, the Oracle boatspeed downwind is faster at lower angles. Not by a small margin, either.
    If Oracle win this event, they will have deserved it.
     
  5. Leo Lazauskas
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    Downwind definitely. But as we saw, a couple of mistakes would have lost it for the Orcs.

    The video coverage and graphics were exceptional in this race; it helped to
    show the paths of the boats, especially on leg 4.
     
  6. CutOnce

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    Mighty huge container ship just off the bridge bringing Chinese consumer goods. Looks big enough to affect winds.

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  7. Blackburn
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    Another great race. This sudden death situation for Oracle really enhances the suspence.

    My god, it is a long road they have to hoe, and now we have race number 15 being set up.

    Remember Valencia, with 2 races altogether?

    This is a lot more to my liking.


    :cool:
     
  8. Doug Lord
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    Oracle one minute ahead as they turn upwind. The tension is killing me....


    Go Team USA!!!
     
  9. rwatson
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    You have to laugh - "The Kiwis are so relaxed despite being behind" - for sure - I wish I was in a race with so many 'second' chances.

    Any conspiracy theorists wondering about back room deals to extend the series, and the advertising value ?
     
  10. Doug Lord
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    Mister Canadian: your post was all about Americans but the last two or three pages of "whineing and crying" were by Australians, a Brit, an Austrian, a German, a South African ! With almost no American comment except for Phil Sweet, me and Randy..... You should take it all back.......
     
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    ooooh - big catch up
     
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    oh well, the excitement
    continues
     
  13. Doug Lord
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    Every now and then the Kiwis scare the hell out of me-then our Aussies and Brit pull it together! Geez, what great racing-I wish my Dad and brother were alive to see this..........

    Congratulations to Team USA!!!
     
  14. Doug Lord
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    They say maybe lighter tomorrow-below 16 and Oracle could be in trouble.
     

  15. Leo Lazauskas
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    Another boring blow out.

    I think the starts in these races are fantastic because there are some tactics
    and close racing. But once one boat gets a few hundred metres ahead it's
    pretty dull. The prospect of the Orcs stringing together several wins in a row
    adds the much needed tension to make it interesting.
     
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