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  1. How about graphene?
  2. I have heard quite the opposite. His actions tend to back that up.
  3. Ben knows which way the wind is blowing. He is in it to win this thing - which he will one day. Cammas did not do himself any favours with that move.
  4. Here is a goodie from Stuff: Burling told to hide his starting talents.
  5. Gotta feel for Spithill.
  6. Looks like we were moded for lighter airs today. Good to see Oracle back in it.
  7. Great boat! Play this from 17.00 onwards. - those were the days.
  8. Read Coutt's book where he describes how they convinced everyone that NZL 32 was slower than NZL20 in order to dissuade other teams from pushing that corner of the design envelope. He was clearly very much a part of that strategy.
  9. Same here. Coutts is the master of misdirection. Remember NZL 32 being a dog and the Tri being no good in the light air.
  10. I wondered if this was for real so checked his Facebook page and found the following: "Worked at ORACLE TEAM USA"
  11. Gotta figure out how to watch NBC is NZ - finally a proper commentary.
  12. I agree with all of this. Its important to note that Japan had an ex 470 sailor grinding and could still do everything they wanted hydro wise. So it looks like their and Oracle's hydro systems are way more effective than say BAR's where the grinders were stuffed before the end of the race. If on the other-hand OR now modified their boat to do all the things ETNZ is doing then their hydro might start falling short.
  13. It is a crap shoot but we are playing with loaded dice.
  14. Blaming your bad start on a software issue is not a good career move if you are on Oracle.
  15. I see you are talking the same trash as Graham Brown. You must have a lot in common.