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  1. ? I'd love to watch DZ again, there's nothing better - fastest or not
  2. You wrote that you are afraid of being bored. 2 sentences later you ask, why you should watch a slower boat when faster ones exist. Following that logic, you should be bored by DZ, because you witnessed the AC72s.
  3. Were the AC72s faster than DogZilla? Certainly. Nevertheless, someone claiming that DZ is boring, because there were the faster AC72s in SF asks for serious mental examination.
  4. Probably pronounced "Luxury Yacht". EDIT: I got it wrong, it's pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove".
  5. Just re-read the article, and stumbled upon this paragraph as well. Had to laugh out loud, hilarious
  6. Of course I have to add this again... EDIT: From here, worth a read (for all who were not here during AC33 at least): http://www.cupinfo.com/en/4-1-08-story-cup-found.php
  7. Thanks, I've hidden my double post (the delete function is gone since the "upgrade")
  8. Yacht Racing Forum posted this on Facebook: Grant Dalton on the next America's Cup: -Fair, with clear rules. And for the general public. Not alienating like Bermuda, there even the sailors didn’t understand what was going on. -Large and powerful monohulls, a development class. -Grinders are coming back. -The Deed of Gift requires that mutual consent be the basis for working with the challenger’s representatives. Only that, dazed by years of the defender’s regime, and with marionettes as Challengers of Record, we had lost sight of this.
  9. I love that! Actually, all we need is a YC that has a boat challenging another, foreign YC that has a boat too. Plus a couple of buoys, a committee boat with commitee and a strip of water... Voilà, an AC match! Hmmmmmmm, apparently that's not what any Def and Chall want.
  10. Cute, "equal" is the word. I also agree with your 2nd paragraph, a bit of choice between two AC boats (both within CiC and measurement of course) per team would add suspense. Re. protocol: Wasn't the AC32 proto the benchmark for a long time? IIRC, it was good, and almost everybody hereabouts and the teams liked it.
  11. I remember oh so well. Together with the choice of Bermuda a main reason of disappointment with OR's conduct of the last AC. ??? Prolly or in fact? BTW, SR was talking about AC33, and the conversation as such was about the Def sailing with the Challs.
  12. ^ Looks like you never read Ernie's initial protocol for AC33. Alinghi wanted to sail with the Challs until deep into the CSS/LVC. It was at least as bad ar OR's.
  13. But it so painfully served certain world views... Maybe I can see the hidden smiley the next time and just reply with an "Outch!" (Thanks for the explanation anyway)
  14. You apparently still have no idea how women tick. We're in the 21st century, it's time to get some ecucation. Then you may be able to refrain from prejudice/stereotyping/misogyny posts. Thanks. Apparently some chaps still regard women as inferior to men, so that "accusing" someone for being a woman can be used as a term of abuse.