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  1. What boats? There is only one new build currently.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    whooosh!
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Lazy reading on my behalf...
  4. Potter

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    According to who? According to the World Bank it has been over 60 million since 2005, and currently stands at 66. That is a pretty big variance from you 55.6 million.
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    Wouldn't that then make it a clash with the Route du Rhum, so even less chance of IMOCA teams...
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    SailGP 2020

    It actually happens the other way around. The mainstream commentary can only see what the TV producer shows them. They cannot see the live racing. That obviously makes it easier for the live commentators on site, as they can talk about something they see out of the corner of their eye. Whereas the TV commentary has to follow only what the viewer sees on their screen. I thought the Analysis Hub was pretty cool, and no doubt that will improve as well as the season goes on.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    No, the only teams with new wings were Den and Esp
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    SailGP 2020

    Ineos have the same gear as GBR had last year. Same foils as all teams, all have a new set this year. Same wing as last year, they will get new wings along with all the teams in SF.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Not the choice of SailGP, for the size of course required the local Maritime Authority decide where the exclusion zone will sit.
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    SailGP 2020

    Nothing said here is going to kill SailGP. The event is trying to appeal to non sailing fans the Sailing audience is just simply not big enough to sustain an event like this, the AC, the Ocean Race or any other sailing event pretending to need sponsors to survive.
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    best pic of the year?

    They went round the leeward mark and turned upwind... Nothing untoward happening in that photo.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    We had a similar problem with the ESS when a team using China in the name entered. Essentially the Chinese govt said 'no'; after months of arguing/haggling it was like talking to a brick wall. My guess is that China wanted to run the team, and so did SailGP.... I met a Spaniard from 'Spanish Impulse', who was hoping to put a team into SailGP, last month. Maybe they have found a bit more money. Still, better than having a boat sat there... @Clean the Spanish tax break is still in existence, they are just waiting on the latest renewal. That's how Mapfre did the last VOR.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Of course there is a comparison. ESS and SailGP both have/had stadium sailing, race villages, one design foiling multihull, international teams, TV coverage, tracking, multiple international venues, Land Rover driving experiences, too short, multiple, W/L races, VIP experiences (Adrenalin lounge vs Extreme club), AC and Olympic medal sailors, choosing commercial venues over sailing conditions. The difference is the budget... SailGP is literally ESS on steroids. Long may it continue.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    There will be ferries from the race village to the grandstand on the seawall.
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    Brisius is second from the left. No beard. Mirpuri is not there. I really hope Nicholai can put the funding together.