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    Australian Sailing

    By no means am I saying Matt is not deserving of this because he 100% is an absolute legend. As evidenced by the fact that he has also already won the award. So this year he is nominated for winning the worlds and europeans, and hempel series. Which by his standards is a pretty average year. He didn't even win an Olympic medal. But judging by whats gone before in this thread everybody on this forum hates Olympic sailing and WS/AS support of Olympic sailing over the poor deprived yacht owner so that eliminates Matt from the running. Anybody winning 3 world championships in a row is an impressive feat. The fact Marco did it in the Opi when usually these fleets are dominated by the oldest most experienced kid. And the argument that this sets a bad example is bullshit. Instead of awarding it to an Opti kid because it promotes World Sailings love of the Olympics and the pathway to the Olympics we should instead award it to an actual Olympian?
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    Australian Sailing

    Then who the fuck should have won it?
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    Australian Sailing

    I see your point. But I still think anybody that can win 3 world championships in a row is a pretty special talent. Also I don't see where it is mentioned that age is a factor in the result. We talk about the demise of sailing and I'm sure most other sports we played growing up we have stopped taking part in. I know I tried my hand at a lot of different sports. Sailing is the only one I still take part in. I think the drop off in sailing isn't to do with Opi sailing or other junior classes. It is the gap after opi sailing. When kids go to college and they've outgrown the 420/Laser/Opi circuit. In Ireland college team racing is very popular which keeps a lot of sailors involved. But there is no real post college dinghy fleet racing. I guess our parents stop paying for our boats. So a lot of us moved into yacht racing. But that can be difficult to get your foot in the door.
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    Australian Sailing

    That went WAY over my head.
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    They are sailing in the Solent. Being out of the sun isn't a consideration.
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    Australian Sailing

    What is your issue with Marco winning the award? I think it's an incredible achievement to win 3 world championships in that class when you have to be under 16 to compete. Sailors develop so fast at that age to win a worlds at 14 is incredible. Also the level of competition in the Optimist is the best you will find at that age group. And majority of the best sailors I have raced against have grown up sailing them. Who would you rather have won it?
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    The foil cant join with the hull looks particularly agricultural.
  8. kawalski

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Some people are capable of enjoying multiple sailing events. Try to not be such a bitter cunt.
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    Who will win?

    Do you see many poor black people among the other teams? You've just described sailing in general not AM.
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    How many challengers will there be?

    I would presume ETNZ are not selling multiple design packages. You would think any team that purchases a design package is purchasing the same as any other team which purchased it.
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    How many challengers will there be?

    If you were LR,INEOS or AM would you drop the few million for the ETNZ design package just to see the direction they are heading without necessarily using it?
  12. kawalski

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Pretty sure you try to have any other “TP” in Oz measure for the super series and you’re going to struggle.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I think you’re forgetting about one. And as long as you sail a TP in Oz Ichi are the level you need to aim for. As annoyingly high as it is. Congrats on your first Hobart. It was my 2nd. Hopefully I’ll get more as long as they are all downwind like the last 2 years.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2018 - on topic

    I think we should start a thread related to how disappointing it is Channel 7 only ever focuses on the super maxis and then promptly discuss which super maxi we think will win.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2018 - on topic

    3 posts... Thread gone to shit. Classic SA.