Indio

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  1. Indio

    Prada Cup

    Might we see 50Knts busted in a race today?
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    Prada Cup

    Ineos looking very comfortable in the conditions...
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    Prada Cup

    The Italians will protest it
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    Prada Cup

    The applicable range shall be as follows: a) during the Prada Cup Round Robin Stage and Semi-Final Stage - between 6.5 and 21 knots; b) during the Prada Cup Final Stage - between 6.5 and 23 knots
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    Prada Cup

    LR could flip over in those conditions..
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    Prada Cup

    It doesn't exist - only in spinray's conspiracy-riddled parallel universe.
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    Who goes home first

    The AC75s will have finished the race before the leadmines reached the first mark..
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    Who goes home first

    I'm hoping for the fucking whining Italians to get tossed out of their Prada CSS.
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    Prada Cup

    I really believed NYYC would be CoR in AC37 if ETNZ defends successfully, but after they called a meeting of high-brow YCs and presumptuously stating a return to non-foiling monohulls before the Match, I guess Dalts changed his mind
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    AC75 class rule and interpretations

    Not really. "Someone" actually read the Class Rules and asked the question - quite simple really!!
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    Prada Cup

    The Prada Cup RRs don't really matter all that much. I think AM is playing the long game, planning to contest the semi-final. They've got a lot of time to test and try out new configurations without committing to any of them before the semis.
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    Prada Cup

    It makes sense, but I doubt ETNZ would have "sold" them the entire caboodle. Someone on here claimed that Team Brexit were going to be the CoR in AC37 if we defend successfully, so it makes sense that ETNZ would help sort out their FCS integration into their ECC.
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    AC TV Coverage

    He's annoying as fuck to us as well!! He's there clearly to fill in the silence between Kenny, Nathan and Shirley when they have to breathe...
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    Prada Cup

    I love Bruno but his accent is killing the delivery in these pressers (much like the Italian Cheech & Chong pair of experts who grace us from time to time). Hope the other shoe finally drops and they get Kenny Read or Shirley to MC the pressers..
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    Prada Cup

    You can say that again!! They're keeping the Measurement Committee and Arbitration Panel busy with all their whining complaints and applications. They'll be even more insufferable if Team Brexit and AM hoard all the points in RR2 which will really put the wind up the Italians
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    Prada Cup

    I'm wondering whether ETNZ have helped sort out Ineos' control issues - Sir Ben was the only one in Bermuda who provided materials with no questions to help with the repairs to ETNZ's AC50, and they don't forget. Ineos looked very steady with a consistent ride-height.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Congratulations to Team Ineos for a brilliant start to the Prada Cup. Is it too early to hope for an AM-Ineos Prada Final? Magnus will be humping himself silly by now after those two results
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    Prada Cup

    Exactlty. I'm wondering whether Jimmy on his own would have called it - Jimmy seems to be too constrained by the twin-helm set-up.
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    Prada Cup

    I still don't think the twin-helm suits Jimmy's instinctive seat-of-the-pants aggressive style. He seems too constrained..
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    INEOS Team GB

    Why don't you go fuck yourself, you judgemental sanctimonious POS!! You have a difference of opinion with some faceless poster and you arrogantly pass judgement on a whole country??
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    They can keep flipping over and winning as much as they want
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Does our friend Magnus ever sleep?? Owning it One of the marks of the very greatest sports teams is their ability to own mistakes. And Team New Zealand have just shown why they are such a class outfit. Huge credit to them on the water and immediately dockside for publishing this video below. There is nothing better than straight to camera, “yeah we stacked it, we own it. We move on.” And then they give Team Ineos full credit for starting so well and competing so hard and acknowledging them as one of the teams to beat now in this America’s Cup. Class all round. That’s the Kiwi spirit so perfectly on display. You see this with the Mercedes Formula 1 Team – they make rare mistakes on tyre selection or tactics over a race weekend and immediately they are straight to camera, fessing up, explaining it clearly and intelligently and you just go “wow”. I have the same feeling after watching the Team New Zealand video. As a viewer you are drawn towards them and you see it from their perspective. They get on top of the narrative and tell you the facts and their thinking straight. I really admire this and I’ve said as much from the outset that the teams in the America’s Cup should be far more on the front-foot with their communications. Don’t get sucked under and into the cesspool of back-scratching politics by the woeful America’s Cup media management with their ridiculous stance on accreditation to favoured wonks – just go direct to the public with content. Tell them the story. It’s the public that matter. You see the press conferences at this AC and literally face-plant. They are poorly managed, lifeless, un-coordinated dire affairs and should be ditched. Replace them with an insistence on multi-media issuance. The teams would love it – who actually likes seeing the muppet show of four knackered blokes who really don’t want to be there and are only doing it due to the event’s protocol? After this Cup is over, Team New Zealand need to instigate the mother of all clear-outs in that media centre. The media has changed. Forever. Copyright: Richard Hodder / Emirates Team New Zealand Far better to do what ETNZ have done here – look just how much more engaged Pete Burling comes across. Gone is the “what the hell are you asking me that for” look. He’s on it. Straight to camera. And Glenn Ashby is just brilliant – far and away different to when the lights are on in a stuffy media centre facing a bunch of clueless journos who, in the main, don’t know their starboard gybe from a lamb chop. All credit to Team New Zealand – come rain or shine they are one classy outfit. And it starts from the very top. You cast a stone at Grant Dalton and he’s straight on to you – remember when Ben called out the Foil Cant System – and win or lose, they are honest, straight up, no nonsense and just get the job done. You can see why they are so damn hard to beat.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Our friend Magnus... Black Caps (ize) What do we watch top-level sport for? Human endeavour? Yes. Tribalism? Occasionally. Success and failure? Yes. Drama? Absolutely. And today out on the Hauraki Gulf, the America’s Cup came alive and put to bed any of this nonsensical argument about returning to traditional lead-mines or ‘furniture racing’ as I like to call it. It was full-on drama. The first stills came through in my inbox at about 4am UK time, and were quickly followed by the onboard footage. Give these AC75s a bit of breeze – it was a solid 15 knots – and oh my goodness me, this is the best racing you will ever see in your lifetime. And take a look at this. This is the video of videos… Thankfully none of the Team New Zealand boys were injured in the making of this film and it’s good to see how fast the chase boats were on the scene – big tick to the race organisers and the teams and you realise now why the teams have medics, scuba divers and all manner of safety personnel on the water every day. But oh wow, this is like watching dinghy racing, only in 75 foot speed machines doing over 40 knots. It’s just astonishing. Another great angle for this video which will have the sailors amongst you animated is from the excellent Live, Sail, Die YouTube Channel and you can see below that Team New Zealand comes out of the gybe, gets a wee too much heel, dials away to try and save it and then goes down the mine. Looks like a full-on sailing incident to me – usually performed in a dinghy around a weather mark or out at the old wing marks when going reach to reach in a big breeze with your heart firmly in your mouth. Been there in a 420. A lot of fun. I’m sure the Sailing Anarchy forums will do a far better job than me in analysing it but once these boats go, boy do they go…and remember this is Team New Zealand, the best team on the planet. Hold that thought. And in that context, I come to the nub of my article: Just. Look. How. Close. Ineos. Is! To my eye they are the ones applying the pressure here. They’re on starboard gybe and although it’s hard to tell from the camera angles, they look like they are very very close to ETNZ. Were the Kiwis going to make the cross? I’d love to hear Giles Scott’s take on that. Perhaps? But it’s a close call. But the best news of all is that Ineos is taking the fight to the heavyweight champions of the world. They are right in this. This is the second leg and they are gybe for gybe with the All Blacks. It’s incredible and all those long hours on the water are paying handsome dividends. They look solid. In control. Motoring even. I tell you what – they are going to win races in the Prada Cup. Mark my words. They are going to take scalps against Magic and Prada in the breeze. This is all on. And it’s just fabulous to see as a Brit supporter. Please don’t tell Mrs W but last night I ordered some Ineos team gear. Come on, I’m a fan. This is my sport. I love it. And as I’ve said all along, there is nobody who is willing that donkey on more than me. The team have done a fantastic job in the last three weeks and to even get in the same wind pattern as Team New Zealand is a remarkable achievement. Where they can build from here is anybody’s guess but they just need to keep their heads down and work like fury. Tell the communications team to get smart. Please can they shield Ben a little bit? Send Grant Simmer or Giles Scott up on the podium to do the press conferences. Ben’s taken enough heat – and he was again all over the British media this weekend. Give the guy a break from media duties. Please. American Magic sends Terry Hutchinson and Paul Goodison. Prada offers up Max Sirena and Checco. Mix it up a bit. Why not send Freddie Carr up there – he’s brilliant. Grant Simmer really needs to protect his star man from here on in. Ben doesn’t need to be the front-man. Take the spotlight off him and let him do his talking on the water because you know what? He isn’t talking – he’s shouting and it’s bloody brilliant to see. Game on in the America’s Cup. All on.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    That's a good omen - for ETNZ anyway.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Interesting Interpretations below 071 - relating to Ineos' or ETNZ's foils? Interpretation 071.pdf 072 - LR's look-mamma-no-backstay approach or ETNZ's "secret" mainsail sauce hinted at by others? Interpretation 072.pdf