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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2013, 04:38:24 AM »

this seems more like a battle of technology that actual sailing skills. Everyone should have the same boat thus making it a battle of skill and not of ultra light composite material
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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2013, 07:17:32 AM »

this seems more like a battle of technology that actual sailing skills. Everyone should have the same boat thus making it a battle of skill and not of ultra light composite material

Same can be said of auto racing and even golf these days
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« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2013, 09:47:36 AM »

this seems more like a battle of technology that actual sailing skills. Everyone should have the same boat thus making it a battle of skill and not of ultra light composite material

  There are a lot of high level sailing races the AC is just the only one that receives any coverage for the masses.The teams are fairly evenly matched in general. For the most part it comes down to the start and on course tactics, who makes the most mistakes. The boats themselves, with few exceptions over the years have also been evenly matched. There is only so much a naval architect can do in regards to aerodynamics and fluid dynamics given the parameters set forth before any boats are built.  There are high level races where each team competes using identical boats. Unless one is really into sailboat racing they would probably be akin to watching railroad tracks rust. IMNSHO The most badass of all sailboat races is the singlehanded around the world races, The Vendee Globe is a non stop, no assistance race around the world no crew, just one person.
the Velux 5 oceans race has stops in ports where repairs can be made again, no crew, just one person doing everything and trying to catch some sleep occasionally throughout each day.
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2013, 10:26:58 AM »

Great footage of the race in this 3 minute video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_KwLPQ3itg
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« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2013, 10:53:00 AM »

I used to work on America cup sails. My father was in tryouts for 84 Olympic sailing. Shits in my blood and I hate the water go figure.
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« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2013, 02:42:16 PM »


-Biggest minus is ( Grin) no all "original" Hebrew boat (?) what could be reason
 for non participation  Tongue
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« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2013, 02:45:44 PM »

 These things are flying!
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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2013, 03:22:32 PM »

These things are flying!
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« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2013, 02:22:35 AM »

Hamilton Island Yacht Club will be challenging 2016 America Cup
Aussie billionare Bob Oatley is ready to spend $ tens of millions for it.
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« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2013, 02:47:24 AM »

Hamilton Island Yacht Club will be challenging 2016 America Cup
Aussie billionare Bob Oatley is ready to spend $ tens of millions for it.
Challenge is accepted  Grin

What a waste, can't they sponsor 10 pro BBers?
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« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2013, 03:41:07 AM »

What a waste, can't they sponsor 10 pro BBers?

You should see Bob's Wild Oats XI + A$ 30 mil's racing boat or 75m Sardinian house.
He finances Olympic equestrian events, BB no chance from vino maker.
How many BB sponsors Arnold ?.
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« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2013, 04:00:48 AM »

You should see Bob's Wild Oats XI + A$ 30 mil's racing boat or 75m Sardinian house.
He finances Olympic equestrian events, BB no chance from vino maker.
How many BB sponsors Arnold ?.

Beautiful yachts.. long time ago that I made a sailing trip, on a much smaller one, about 23 foot. The feeling of sliding through the water with 20 degrees (or more) is amazing!
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« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2013, 04:11:57 AM »

I hate Port-a-loo on sailing boats  Tongue
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« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2013, 04:20:50 AM »

I hate Port-a-loo on sailing boats  Tongue

In case you need to share it with other men, than I fully agree Lips sealed
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« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2013, 04:04:28 PM »

In case you need to share it with other men, than I fully agree Lips sealed

Unlucky lottery winner must empty damn thing  Tongue
Good friend (now works 4 America Cup) told me story how strong
wind threw back "contents "on female navigator at the last Admirals Cup
race in Mediterranean  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2013, 04:10:16 PM »

 Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2013, 04:11:40 PM »

Unlucky lottery winner must empty damn thing  Tongue
Good friend (now works 4 America Cup) told me story how strong
wind threw back "contents "on female navigator at the last Admirals Cup
race in Mediterranean  Grin Grin Grin


"When the shit hits the fan..."  Lips sealed Grin
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« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2013, 04:35:27 PM »

let s just hope you dont lose your sail or there s a a wind shortage...
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« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2013, 04:38:28 PM »

let s just hope you dont lose your sail or there s a a wind shortage...

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« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2013, 05:26:37 PM »

let s just hope you dont lose your sail or there s a a wind shortage...

Big sailing boats have engines too ( Wink) don't tell anyone
just like all replicas (Bounty,James Cook Endeavour,etc)
+ all computerized technology  Cheesy
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« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2013, 05:31:57 PM »

 Wink
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