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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. So I guess the desire to have the Cup on the front page of Monday's NY Times is only relevant if it's Oracle winning. So much for marketing the event. I know that NBC wants this over as soon as possible, so I wonder who decided against giving IM the discretion to run a third race if the Kiwis get to match point?
  2. ^^ There's only 100kg margin in the class rules so it's not like they were sailing around with an extra tonne dragging them down
  3. 29.1(d) of the Protocol allows the Commercial Commissioner (with the blessing of the broadcasters) to ok a third race when "the Match may be concluded that day by staging a third race". Armed with that, I trust you'll do the requisite prodding to find out how that discussion went
  4. Nope, 100% the right call if the data is to be believed - ETNZ has already started its avoidance maneuver due to OR not dipping enough (I was really just looking for a reason to bust out the yellow line)
  5. Will be interesting to see if they give the go ahead for IM to run 3 races tomorrow if it looks like the Cup could be decided with that third race. It's obviously in the best interests of the TV product having the Match decided and prize-giving during the Sunday TV window, but OR will want to drag this out as long as they can as their odds improve every day.
  6. In Race 1 the wind direction and avg speeds were relatively even for both boats with OR having better avg VMG upwind but the Kiwis having better max VMG. Downwind it looks like OR had a fraction more breeze but worse VMG numbers by a reasonable margin. Race 2 looked to have slightly more variation in the wind direction but the avg wind speeds were similar and OR looked to generally have better VMG numbers.
  7. I think it depends if they can squeeze a little more speed out of the boat and tighten up their handling to eliminate errors. Right now it seems like errors by OR result in far bigger differentials so they'll want to fix that. They'll know they got let off the hook in the second race and will gratefully accept the W, but they'll for sure be looking to wring more out of the boat tomorrow. 2-0 and it becomes very interesting again.
  8. Actually I'm not so sure they have. Today's penalty was clear-cut - Jimmy got greedy and when he watches the replay I don't think he'll have many arguments. The Artemis one was the iffy one, but with the recent clarification the penalty would have actually been correct under the new interpretation so clearly it forced RS and the team to rethink their mea culpa.
  9. ^^WTF are you talking about? It's the first to 7 not best of 13. OR need 6 more wins and ETNZ need 3 and they'll keep racing until one team gets there. So there's potentially 8 races left if OR wins 7 - 6
  10. OR will like the look of tomorrow's forecast. I think they prefer patchy, shifty days at the moment to maximize their chances and tomorrow looks like it could deliver if they get racing away
  11. ^^ There is a protest card each team can play. Not sure how that works though
  12. COR

    I have a theory that SWS is on here as Alinghi4Ever trolling the living crap out of the Kiwis. There's no way it's a real persona, so that's my only explanation
  13. Much better angles downwind by the Kiwis
  14. The delta in this race is going to be deceiving. OR are looking pretty fast, just too many stupid errors so far
  15. Tacks are still slower on OR, but massive improvement today. Very promising for a real contest