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 Post subject: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:31 am 
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WOW what a come back. FINGERS CROSSED I Will be glued to the set this afternoon, drinking Kiwi shakes :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:45 am 
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NBC Sports

Uverse channel 1640 HD

Americas Cup app

NBC sports app (uses your TV provider info)

1:15 PM PST

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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:32 pm 
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The last two races were two of the best ever!!!! Congrats Oracle!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:11 pm 
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Almost lost it at the start!!

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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:37 pm 
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yeah... They nearly bit it big there.... How they kept cool and recovered was really awesome...


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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:42 pm 
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I can't wait to hear Russell Coutts explain how they dialed their boat in, in 8 straight wins is unbelievable!

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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:58 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Almost lost it at the start!!

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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Big news in NZ:

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/ar ... d=11130421 some interesting thoughts on the Dalton headline.

What a great effort by NZ. And I'm impressed the support put in by their country and media.

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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:18 pm 
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What... New Zealand can't afford another run? Seriously? What the hell was the plan then if they were the defenders?

H16's????

They don't even know what the next time around is going to be run on... ain't it a bit early for this kind of talk?


Whatever... I am really looking foward to another AC "Worlds Series" type event and hope Dean Barker is there.. I really like that guy...


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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:16 pm 
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Quote from Larry Ellison at post-race press conference today: "I think a lot of people who were never interested in sailing suddenly got interested in sailing. I think a lot of young kids are going to go out now and try sailing. They might jump on a Hobie Cat rather than a Laser, who knows . . ."

Seems like a great opportunity to make inroads into yacht club and community sailing youth programs.


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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:26 am 
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I think what New Zealand is saying it that they now know they can't afford to spend the amount of money it takes to win, after making a valiant effort, but finding out the hard way.

Around here, the only people who watched and cared were people already involved in sailing. We sure enjoyed it in this household. We had people watching the last race with us, who do sail some, but they didn't understand what was going on up the beat, and could not understand our excitement when Oracle crossed on port.


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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:07 am 
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sxrracer wrote:
mmiller wrote:
Almost lost it at the start!!

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ok, last night I was on my phone and it was not showing the GIF's. Just a still shot......... Saw a clip of that earlier but did not know it was the start.


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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:25 am 
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Ellison and Coutts have both said the AC72 design cannot be sustained. Although they realized their vision of large ultra high performance racing, they want the future of the Cup to be inclusive and accessible to a larger number of teams. That requires a smaller design. That 130' wing mast alone was a huge expense.

That said, the days of light air racing in monhulls off Newport will never return. That's a good thing for the sport. There is a growing interest in bringing back the nationality requirement for future teams, where all active members must be from the country of origin for the boat. Sure there will be some skirting of the rules, an 18 month residency for example, but hopefully it will foster the development of home grown competitors. Something sorely needed in the U.S.

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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:49 am 
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I have had about 6 different friends in the last 24 hours.... who know little about sailing.... No real interest at all other than they know it is something I am passionate about.... They have called me and asked if I saw the America's Cup...

It was fun letting them tell the story..

The wind is howling in October around here.. I can't wait to get these guys on my boat :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: GO ORACLE
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:03 pm 
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sxrracer wrote:
sxrracer wrote:
mmiller wrote:
Almost lost it at the start!!

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ok, last night I was on my phone and it was not showing the GIF's. Just a still shot......... Saw a clip of that earlier but did not know it was the start.



That was rounding the first mark.


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