34th America's Cup: multihulls!

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

  1. waynemarlow
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    Interesting day tomorrow, kiwis get the favoured port tack but Oracle is the fastest boat, can't wait for the series of starboard port tack near collisions with a protest at each turn.

    I really really hope New Zealand wins this 9 - 10, yup wins the last race and thus with the 2 point deduction wins overall. One could only bet that every lawyer in SF would be sending in their business card to Larry :rolleyes:
     
  2. Doug Lord
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  3. Leo Lazauskas
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    Today's were more like those dull LV races.
    As I said, the starts are great, the vid and graphics are superb, but most of
    the race is a dull procession.
     
  4. Leo Lazauskas
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    Well that just shows that you have a very low opinion about the ambitions and
    get-up-and-go of the rest of American lawyers. ;)
     
  5. oceancruiser

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    Kirby Trimmer / grinder.

    Was Kirby Trimmer Grinder not on board in the races this afternoon because news reports keep reporting only one on board.

    Oracle's website has Slingby as Australia / United States nationality.

    OC.
    http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~philclarke/Weather.htm
     
  6. Doug Lord
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    Press Conference for today: http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericasCup

    Highlight: question: was there a higher power conspiring against you today?
    TNZ tactician: "one thing I can say is that it was a very holey day..."
     
  7. oceancruiser

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    It appears there is nothing the Kiwis can do - Oracle are faster on every point of sa

    Oracle wins game of snakes and ladders and takes both races comfortably.


    How.

    Interesting Stats.



    Race 14 Performance Data.



    Course: 5 Legs/10.22 nautical miles
    Elapsed Time: OTUSA – 33:47, ETNZ – 34:10
    Delta: OTUSA +:23
    Total distance sailed: OTUSA – 12.8 NM, ETNZ – 13.1 NM
    Average Speed: OTUSA – 23.31 knots (27 mph), ETNZ – 22.58 knots (26 mph)
    Top Speed: OTUSA – 36.60 knots (42 mph), ETNZ – 35.41 knots (41 mph)
    Windspeed: Average – 11.4 knots, Peak – 14.9 knots
    Number of Tacks/Jibes: OTUSA – 8/12, ETNZ – 8/12


    Race 15 Performance Data.

    Course: 5 Legs/10.22 nautical miles
    Elapsed Time: OTUSA – 27:34, ETNZ – 28:11
    Delta: OTUSA +:37
    Total distance sailed: OTUSA – 12.0 NM, ETNZ – 11.9 NM
    Average Speed: OTUSA – 26.23 knots (30 mph), ETNZ – 25.40 knots (29 mph)
    Top Speed: OTUSA – 41.80 knots (48 mph), ETNZ – 40.35 knots (46 mph)
    Windspeed: Average – 12.9 knots, Peak – 18.0 knots
    Number of Tacks/Jibes: OTUSA – 7/7, ETNZ – 7/9

    IT COULD BE ORACLES LAST WIN!

    THE WHALE APPEARED WITH A MESSAGE LARRY.
    OC
     
  8. rwatson
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    Slingsby is Australian, married to a USA'in

    They have to put some claim on him, since he carries the US hopes on his shoulders
     
  9. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    he eats Vegemite and its American owned?
     
  10. MikeJohns
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    Holey boats batman.....pumps anyone?
    The higher Poer is with the lower Poers usually on the committee boat ?
     
  11. MikeJohns
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    It's not allowed in the USA ( Vegemite). They take it off you at the border.

    I see this as a Australian NZ race, the US is just proving the venue and the funding for the Aus boat.
     
  12. rwatson
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    yeah, the only reason I want the NZ to win, is that it will be cheaper to sail over the Tasman to see the next series.
     
  13. Doug Lord
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  15. MikeJohns
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    I had Vegemite seized in 2005 flying into LA from Australia, so that was from my own experience ! I don't take it now.

    Customs vary a lot depending on their own local interpretation of rules. I've had to use lawyers getting marine equipment transhipped with me through the US because costumes and intimidation had their own ideas not inline with legislation.

    Bureaucracy! Like congress having to modify the Jones act for the AC support boats because strictly speaking the governments lawyers decided the support boats were engaged in commerce.
     
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