Inshallah

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  1. Inshallah

    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    There was a Flying Fifteen in NZ called Effingham Hall
  2. Inshallah

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    interviews live on ABC 24 now
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    knowing the finish differential how does the jury make a decision on the penalty without prejudice
  4. Inshallah

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    how much notice does Mark Richards need - an email the day before?
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Has anyone told the CYC the first boat has crossed the line?
  6. Inshallah

    Next America's Cup Free to Air

    Lets face it the only people who watch yachting on tv, or the internet for that matter, are serious fans except for certain events like the AC for Kiwis (if they are doing well) or the S2H start for Ozzies. If you see it as a revenue stream you are kidding yourselves. It needs to be seen as a promotional tool for sponsors and as a interest driver amongst the sailing community. The more people that see the racing the better for sponsors and for maintaining the interest in the Cup for sailing fan base - therefore it needs to be easy and cheap to view through free to air TV in relevant nations (ie NZ) and easily accessible on the net at minimal or no cost for the rest. Most non yachting people I spoke to here only ever saw clips on the tv news and even if they wanted to, couldnt see it on the net. I doubt that this AC did anything to increase interest in Oz outside those already interested in it - even amongst sailors. Considering that Oz is a potential challenger going forward I think it was a pretty shortsighted approx by RC and co.
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    Oracle Team USA

    so based on your theory ETNZ won every start over the whole regatta? So how did JS win two in the match - thrown by PB? Agree a faster boat will win around the track but not in the starting sequence. DB won starts off JS in a nearly identical but slower boat. No matter how you look at it JS did not enhance his match racing reputation at all in this regatta. Both PB and NO top JS in starting in these boats. That's a schooling in my books!
  8. Inshallah

    Oracle Team USA

    I think GD's comments need to be seen in the full context of the AC. As losing skipper I think JS had to be very gracious in his post match comments. There has been a concerted effort by OR to denigrate GD & ETNZ and disrupt their campaign since 2013 including pulling the ACWS event from AKL. Why should GD just lie down and take it all especially considering the gag rule imposed specifically to mussel ETNZ. Dalton was congratulatory of those that deserved it- ie race management, race organisation (including Coutts), Bermuda etc. Why does he have to pander to Spithill? Other team members recognised JS and the sailing team. What goes around comes around. The RC phone call quip was just some humour that could be interpreted many ways.
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    Race Replays

    Thanks Rudder. Can't thank you enough (and the other guys that posted links and torrents etc). Without you guys I could not have seen this great event. Disappointing that the idiots running the show didnt give a damn about the true AC followers and we had to rely of the generosity of fellow fans to be able to watch, which was in all honesty, great coverage. Yes there could have been improvements in TV directing, info provided and commentary but as a spectacle for tv it was more than acceptable. Let's hope that Dalton and co ensure that it is much easier to watch next time around. Nothing grows (except mushrooms) if kept in the dark!
  10. Inshallah

    Oracle Team USA

    agree - and there is too much risk trying to manufacture a crash. If you get it wrong and dont cause the required damage you may be worse off or just loose the race. The risk of damaging other gear like foils and wings is just too high - not to mention people.. Let's remember that all these guys are pro's and no sailor wants to cause an accident. Rubbin' is racing but what is being discussed here is another level. Dont see it as any different from a F1 driver trying to cause a crash and no matter who they are no one goes to that level - even Vettel!!!
  11. Inshallah

    Race Replays

    SPOILER ALERT - avoid below if you havent seen Day 2 LV final races Thx Rudder_NZ for all the support with this. Now I have a really big question to ask!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it possible to have the races uploaded in such a manner so that we dont know how many there are tomorrow??? If there is only one or two we know NZ has won before we start watching. I am no IT geek so dont know what the options are or how much work it is. If it cant done I will just have to watch and convince myself that the other races weren't run for some reason!!! Appreciate the uploading regardless. Thx
  12. Inshallah

    Race Replays

    Thx Rudder_NZ - really appreciate this. Is the race 1 NZ/BAR the first part or second part of the 2nd race file? Would like to see them in order if possible!
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    Race Replays

    Wasn't it a competition between yacht clubs?!?!?!?!
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    Race Replays

    Well the Chapelle Corby coming home news doesn't leave much room for anything else (unless that is only a QLD thing). Having grown up in NZ I was very surprised when I got here to find that the sports news was very selective and the sports covered varied greatly dependent on the channel!! God help you if you follow a 'minority' sport like the World Rally Championship or want to know how other national teams may be going if AU is not involved!! BTW - the BAR/TF crash did make some free to air news!!!!!!! Crashes and scandal - that's what is considered news worthy here!!!!!!
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    Race Replays

    Hey Rudder_NZ - I can't thank you enough for doing this for us. It's just unbelievable that it's just so difficult to be able to see coverage of one of sailings most premier sailing events. I don't need to get up at 3am to watch racing so am happy with replays (it's not hard to avoid the results as there is very little media coverage here in Oz) so for the ACEA to not even have a decent replay option is just the height of arrogance. So many people I speak to have a passing interest in the racing due to the impression the boats are making but for there to be no easy way for them to watch via the internet is just stupid especially if one of your aims to to increase the profile of the event!!