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 Post subject: Oracle Fly-by
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:28 am 
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Dafna Brown and Rex Mitchell had a close encounter of the AC72 kind on the last day of the Alter Cup in San Francisco last Saturday:


Oracle is actually going "slow" here - upwind and not up on the foil.


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 Post subject: Re: Oracle Fly-by
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:07 pm 
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saw that.......... "Lets see just how close we can get to this little spec on the water"


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 Post subject: Re: Oracle Fly-by
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Definitely an exciting encounter! And so good to see the Alter Cup sailed on Hobie 16s right next to the giant AC 72 cats. The cat that started it all v. the cat to end all cats. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Oracle Fly-by
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:27 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Oracle Fly-by
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:58 am 
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they could nearly fly a hull right over the H16.... Awesome...


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