laser 173312

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About laser 173312

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  1. laser 173312

    Adelasia of Torres - AC36

    Thanks for that, first time I've encountered it.
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    Adelasia of Torres - AC36

    This seems very fishy to me I looked at the website https://www.adelasiaditorres.com/en/ and all the text was garbage saying repeatedly 'Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.' So either I have a nasty virus on my PC, the site has been hacked or it's total scam. RNZYS need to clarify this ASAP. Doing no favours to anyone like that.
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    2018 Winter Olympics!

    And she's also won the parallel GS snowboarding as expected. Everyone was a prepared today. There were a group of Czech supporters in the crown and when she won, they took off their white jackets turned them inside out and put them back on. They were now gold jackets.
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    AC36 - The Venue

    Spot on. That access was a big reason I made the trip for the 2003 cup. Hotel on Albert St. within easy walking distance, no need for a car. Would I go to NZ to watch Cricket or Rugby? No. The America's cup? Yes. Are Auckland seriously going to allow only 7 challengers and turn teams away?
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    VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    Mapfre have certainly gone for it, if it pays off they'll be inspired, if it doesn't idiots. Surprised no ones followed them, but then again don't think was anyone ever close enough to do so at the right time. If the hole between Mapfre and Vestas moves east Mapfre are in the pound seats. Good this
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    VOR 2017-18

    Yo Jack, not so serious man, I was only being ironic the leg to Cardiff starting in Newport R.I. rather than Newport, Gwent. But I get your point not so much a world race as a grand tour. Cheers
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    VOR 2017-18

    Thank you sir, glad you enjoyed the Gower Coast, been my play ground off and on for over 40 years. I've sailed, canoed and swam (not always intentionally mind) around it often. Even lost my brother once in Oxwich, alas we found him again . I now based further east in the Vale of Glamorgan so the natural course for the boats will be close inshore to our beach.
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    VOR 2017-18

    I had that thought as well. Seems to be a very confusing race given it is listed as 3300nm Newport to Cardiff, but only 10 miles, or 3 hours on the M4. But it's Newport RI to Cardiff, not Newport, Gwent. Looking forward to next June when I can walk down to the beach and watch the boats surfing the tides up the Bristol Channel.
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    Oracle Team USA

    That was my reading of it as well, although I was likening him to Bernie Ecclestone. If LE wants to run a race series like that, fine, but it won't be the America's cup.
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    Team NYYC

    Well said on both points, that man. It does seem that the AC has lost/skipped a generation with Alinghi/CNEV and AC35 coverage debacles. All the potential competitors seem to be intent on not losing another and want to promote sailing, rather than the sad money making actions of Oracle.
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    Team NYYC

    This bit caught my eye "With a return to a more traditional style of yacht and the windward-leeward courses with which the vast majority of racing sailors are intimately familiar, the 36th America's Cup represents a unique opportunity to re-engage the grass roots of the sport and re-energize American sailing." So return to monos may have lost some, but gained others Also "we have confidence the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, represented by Emirates Team New Zealand, will host a world-class regatta that honors the spirit, tradition and majesty of this great event." My underlining. Welcome back aboard NYYC.
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    Team NYYC

    Now 63 minutes to go, anyone got an update on WetHog's question?
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    AC36 Protocol - Ask Dalts

    And I'd like to add my thanks as well. Thank gawd he's keeping a caveat back to stop Ben selling coverage to BT again.
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    Teams?

    Sorry to say I can't see that, given that GGYC had so much hassle with San Fran. council they had to take the event to Bermuda. Why would St. Francis want to win the cup knowing it probably couldn't host a defence at home. Of course this opens up a whole new can of worms what with the Auckland Italy situation.