strider470

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About strider470

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  • Birthday 09/15/1971

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  1. strider470

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Rumors about Spithill returning to LR :-O http://www.giornaledellavela.com/news/2018/02/05/luna-rossa-james-spithill/
  2. strider470

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    ahahahahahahah this doesn't even deserve an answer, only a laugh
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    http://farevela.net/cms/2017/09/28/una-coppa-per-sognare-ecco-il-protocollo-monoscafo-da-75-piedi-nasce-la-prada-cup-per-le-selezioni-e-ac-match-nel-marzo-2021/
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    who won?

    AhahaHahahaha :))))
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    http://www.lastampa.it/2017/09/18/societa/mare/sport/la-nostra-coppa-america-pi-leale-e-senza-catamarani-gTsTXhBIAbX9fWo8H1gT4J/pagina.html Worth a translation
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    EB and LE bent and changed at will the rules well over the limit of sportsmanship. That's why they were thugs. There is no evidence that GD or P$B will be the same. In fact I'm sure of the contrary. Wait until the protocol will be released, then you will have the right to express your agreement or not, based on what you like in the sailing world. But even then, any moral judgement will be unfair, because it should be based on facts. Like the facts EB and LE did. IMHO
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    http://ventoevele.gazzetta.it/2017/09/16/addio-alla-vuitton-cup-nasce-la-prada-cup/
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    Team NZ

    Ahahahahahahah you've never been to Italy during a past AC then. People were really crazy, even people that knew nothing about sailing, and they did watch it live in the middle of the night! Expecially in 1992, Sandiego, with the Moro di Venezia and iin 2000 in Auckland, when the Italian boats were quite competitive.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Many people were hoping for a return to monohulls. "They will be very powerful boats, but technical details, for example if foils (the drifts that raise them from the water) or canting keels will be used, will be revealed at a later stage."
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    http://www.giornaledellavela.com/news/2017/09/11/coppa-america-ce-laccordo-tornano-i-monoscafi-ma-con-i-foil/
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    http://www.lastampa.it/2017/09/10/societa/mare/sport/bertelli-coppa-america-niente-pi-catamarani-si-torna-ai-monoscafi-GpvuHgfizhPmeravX31AJN/pagina.html
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    What is this? A random sequence of Italian words without any meaning? If you try to explain in English I can help you with the translation :)))
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I'll put here any news I'll read on Italian media! First on the paper edition of "La Gazzetta", and then online ( http://www.gazzetta.it/vela/17-07-2017/vela-onorato-promessa-coppa-america-210363790740.shtml ) there was a quite long interview to Vincenzo Onorato (Mascalzone Latino) and when asked about a possible involvement in the next America's Cup he said: «Il discorso è complesso, dipende davvero da che cosa decideranno i neozelandesi. Se la disegnano sui monoscafi non enormi che privilegiano l’arte marinaresca farò di tutto per esserci». Arte marinaresca? «Nell’ultima Coppa America ho visto ciclisti, ma non una scotta, né manovre con lo spinnaker. Io, e forse non sono il solo, vorrei vedere anche altro. Marinai con le scotte in mano che manovrano le vele, questa è la vela nella quale sono cresciuto». "It's complex, it really depends on what the Newzealanders will decide. If they will choose monohulls (but not huge) and a return to seamanship I will do everything possible in order to compete." - seamanship? "In the last America's Cup I've seen cyclists, but not sheets or spinnaker maneuvers,. I, and I think I'm not alone, would like to see more. Sailors with sheets in their hands trimming sails, this is the yachting where I grew up."
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Depending on the type of boat that will be chosen for the next Cup, it is even possible a second Italian Challenge! On the Italian sport newspaper "Gazzetta dello Sport" there were rumors about Mascalzone Latino coming back too.