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About laser 173312

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  1. laser 173312

    Team UK

    For those that the BBC doesn't block here is the new BAR on BBC South Today. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sailing/45377666 Interesting to note the new team owner gives Big Ben about 20 seconds, before taking over the piece. And then commits to maximum funding. Is the Cup coming home?
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    AC 36 Protocol

    Is that all? Come on Grant, you said you wanted to do right for the cup. Larry's poodles are now Luna Rossa's it seems. Poor, very poor.
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    Teams?

    Just been reading this https://www.sail-world.com/news/207238/American-Magic-released-Sailing-Team-Roster Not sure I'm that impressed with the crew list, but what did attract my attention was the phrase 'Team Principal Roger Penske' not seen that he was involved before and if anyone knows about winning races it's Roger. Seen a lot of noise about lack of challengers, but I can't really see where any more 'Quality' challenges can come from. As it stands after the financial meltdown in 2008 into 9 the world has changed a great deal, so difficult to get back to the numbers of 87, 03, & 07. Pretty much every sport is feeling the same pinch.
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    Teams?

    Hi everyone. So no real surprises. RZNYS, RYS, NYYC and Luna Rossa as CoR. 4 heavy weights of the AC that'll do for me, although an entry from RPYC would be nice as well. Just don't let EB or LE in, at any cost.
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    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.