34th America's Cup: multihulls!

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

  1. MikeJohns
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    I'll most likely sail over if they do. Auckland is much more visiting yacht friendly than California.
    But if the Non US Non NZ crewed boat wins, NZ is going to go into national mourning and their currency will dip for a while, sporting wins and losses effect the whole economy there.
     
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  2. Doug Lord
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    From Scuttlebutt tonight:
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    Fifteen Completed Races - First team to 9 Points Wins
    Emirates Team New Zealand: 8
    Oracle Team USA: 5*(actually 7, if not for the unfair penalty-dl)
    * Began series with -2 points due to International Jury penalty from AC World Series.

    America’s Cup Final schedule
    Monday, Sept. 23: Race 16* (1:15 pm PT), Race 17* (2:15 pm PT)
    (*If necessary)

    Broadcast: We are frequently hearing from concerned Americans that the races are no longer being shown on NBC Sports Network. While the program guide may not list the show, it will continue to be broadcast live until the fat lady sings.
     
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    From Scuttlebut and APNZ:

    Kris Shannon of APNZ takes a look at the five longest America's Cup regattas.

    2013 – San Francisco, 16 days and counting.
    This edition is guaranteed to be the longest. Emirates Team New Zealand could conclude this seemingly never-ending regatta at 17 days on Monday (Sept 23) with a win but, the way the last few days have gone, don’t bet on it. A combination of high winds, low winds and misdirected winds – along with a pesky opposition – has seen the 34th America’s Cup stretch into the record books.


    2003 - Auckland, 16 days

    New Zealand were also involved in the previous longest regatta, one in which the interminable duration came with an equally-draining result. With winds on the Hauraki Gulf even more baffling than the Bay Area, Russell Coutts and Alinghi overcome nine straight days without racing to triumph 5-0 and wrest away the Cup.

    1983 - Rhode Island, 13 days

    Historic for more than its length, the 25th America's Cup marked the first time in the 132-year competition that the New York Yacht Club ceded possession of the Auld Mug.

    Dennis Conner's Liberty held a handsome 3-1 lead over Australia II before the challenger won three straight races - the final by 41 seconds - to take home the trophy.

    2000 - Auckland, 12 days

    For those complaining about the current edition's continual delays and pining for a return of racing in Auckland, it is noteworthy that Team New Zealand's two defences both feature on this list. The winds on the Hauraki Gulf were at their fickle best in 2000 and the hosts' 5-0 sweep over Prada was marred by a pair of three-day lay-offs.

    2007 - Valencia, 11 days

    After three straight sweeps, the 32nd America's Cup finally saw the challenger take a couple of races from the defender. Unfortunately for Team New Zealand, their early 2-1 advantage was undone when Alinghi won four consecutive races, claiming a regatta that mercifully featured just one day abandoned due to unstable winds.

    - APNZ
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    CORRECTION: The five longest America's Cup regattas

    A report in Scuttlebutt 3928 listed the five longest America's Cup Matches. Unfortunately, the list omitted the longest of them all, and another top five inductee. Thanks to John Rousmaniere and Gary Jobson for setting the record straight.

    1899 - New York City (USA), 18 days
    The 10th Match has long held the duration record, taking 18 days for J.P. Morgan's Columbia and Sir Thomas Lipton's first Shamrock to get in a mere three races off New York, in weather that began with a summery calm and ended with the first taste of winter. The firs race, scheduled for Oct. 3, suffered seven failed tries before it was finally completed on Oct. 16 with a Columbia win. The second race was completed on the first attempt, on Oct. 17. Columbia won after Shamrock dropped out with a broken topmast. For race three on Oct. 19, the first attempt was abandoned due to calm, but the next day, a strong northerly (described by an observer as "sharp and frosty") blew in. Columbia won the race and the match.

    1970 - Newport (USA), 14 days
    The US defender, Intrepid, skippered by Bill Stawbridge, defeated the Australian challenger, Gretel II, skippered by James Hardy, four races to one. The first race was Sept. 15 and the last Sept. 28, with many race days postponed due to fog or calm, with both boats calling for lay days.

    Editor's note: When the 34th America's Cup continues on Tuesday, it will be the 18th day of the event. If the defender does win the 34th Match, it will be no sooner than Day 19, making it the longest America's Cup ever.
     
  4. MikeJohns
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    It'll be a fantastic coup if Oracle can keep it up. Stressful for the crew holding NZ off knowing one slip is the end.
     
  5. pdwiley
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    And therefore a good time to sail over and exploit the locals err take advantage of the depressed currency err help the NZ economy with some hard cash.

    I just hope they've improved the beer since I was there last, though the Marlborough region sav blancs are pretty good....

    PDW
     
  6. Gary Baigent
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    Tomorrow it's all over. The cheaters are going down.
     
  7. SukiSolo
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    Don't worry Doug. If it's lighter tomorrow the race hits the time limit. Basically no one needed to develop a Code Zero - if you need it, you will be beaten by the time limit unless the course is a reach all round.

    Even the commentators seemed to agree the time limit was too short, whilst commentating on Race 14. Pity a more suitable time limit was not in place for Race 13 first time round...
     
  8. Leo Lazauskas
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    Maybe NZ should have argued for a longer minimum time instead of agreeing to
    the 40 minute rule.
     
  9. oceancruiser

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    The pumas are rising now.
     
  10. MikeJohns
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    They will if they have Dougs Holey day:p One breakage would do nicely.

    But it's starting to get a bit repetitive, I feel sorry for the participants must be becoming a bit of a nightmare for both teams.
     
  11. Blackburn
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    ...

    The New York Times today:

    ....

    Kimball Livingston, some excerpts:

    ...


    Some description of the java-programmed PDA's
    which each sailor on Oracle has to help them do their tasks,
    in the video on this facebook page.
     
  12. Blackburn
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    Almost two more hours until weapons are drawn, what a fantastic buildup.


    GO ORACLE

    The boat is good!

    Do your damndest!
     
  13. Doug Lord
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    Always nice to see some good true sportsmanship... .
     
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  15. Doug Lord
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    I'm real nervous about the conditions today. I hope Larry paid God his vigourish......
     
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