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A lot of testing today of video stuff, bandwidth etc, a meeting with AC33 CEO Michel Hodara, and lots of bullshitting at the press conference.

 

But the best part was an exclusive little tour of the BMW base we got from Tom Ehman, Tugboat Turner and Tim Smythe, including the closest-up video I've seen yet of the big wing. Doing a little editing now - not much - but it'll be up soon. Also some video from underneath USA-17, including close-up of the "pollution slots" :)

 

Sorry for delays, it is as expected a total shit show.

 

You'll love this stuff, and make sure to email/Skype/whatever with anything you' dlike to see or people you'd like us to interview. As you can expect we are not going to get to talk to Alinghi guys much til this is over.

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A lot of testing today of video stuff, bandwidth etc, a meeting with AC33 CEO Michel Hodara, and lots of bullshitting at the press conference.

 

But the best part was an exclusive little tour of the BMW base we got from Tom Ehman, Tugboat Turner and Tim Smythe, including the closest-up video I've seen yet of the big wing. Doing a little editing now - not much - but it'll be up soon. Also some video from underneath USA-17, including close-up of the "pollution slots" :)

 

Sorry for delays, it is as expected a total shit show.

 

You'll love this stuff, and make sure to email/Skype/whatever with anything you' dlike to see or people you'd like us to interview. As you can expect we are not going to get to talk to Alinghi guys much til this is over.

 

 

props Clean!!!! Good work

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Wench! Fetch beer and popcorn! And close the damn door on your way out!

 

(ohboyohboyohboy...)

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Two words - underwater anarchy. Show us how the foils work and let us hear the 'whistling' at 30 knots.

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Also some very different Valencia stuff coming tomorrow - touring the barrios and seeing just what Las Fallas is all about. Slice of life...

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Two words - underwater anarchy. Show us how the foils work and let us hear the 'whistling' at 30 knots.

yeah right! They would seriously have me shot. Then again, if the top mark is in international waters and the race is a foregone conclusion on wednesday ya never know. Once we're in the water it's not like they can come down and get us out very quickly - unless they have rescue divers suited up. But that would be even more fun video than the boat shots...

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Dude we had to check in two extra bags as it is - and all four were exactly 52 pounds. But you can rent pretty much anything here.

 

Here's some of the closest video I've seen of the bottom of the tri, and some laughs from Tugboat Turner.

 

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You'll love this stuff, and make sure to email/Skype/whatever with anything you' dlike to see or people you'd like us to interview. As you can expect we are not going to get to talk to Alinghi guys much til this is over.

 

Nice start to the coverage... Hopefully more to come on the wing, with some detailed video on the inner workings. (Like how do they run the controls for all 9 of the 'flaperons'?)

 

Oh, and if you get the chance to proverbially lift the tarp that's been covering up the back end of USA 17 before Monday you'd be assuaging the curiousity of a lot of SA'rs!

 

Sparx

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Sorry Sparx was somewhat restricted from inner workings but at least I got some nice closeups and a great interview.

 

First closeup:

 

Top Of The Wing:

 

 

 

The Front Fell Off:

 

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Sorry about the wind, the foam on the mike got torn off by baggage handling.

 

My favorite AC interview thus far, 9 minutes with Tim Smythe (hilarious) and Tugboat.

 

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Dude we had to check in two extra bags as it is - and all four were exactly 52 pounds. But you can rent pretty much anything here.

 

Here's some of the closest video I've seen of the bottom of the tri, and some laughs from Tugboat Turner.

 

great video - can't wait to see the alinghi equivalent :) .

 

Maybe GMT, Jerry, or knobby will host it.

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Sorry about the wind, the foam on the mike got torn off by baggage handling.

 

My favorite AC interview thus far, 9 minutes with Tim Smythe (hilarious) and Tugboat.

 

Nice work, and impressive posting it tonight - thank you very much! Seems like you won't have much time to sleep - hope you get to catch up soon.

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WOW. Outstanding work! I can't believe they let you so close to the wing and were escorted personally by TE. Where else but SA? The access says loads about the respect BOR have for SA.

 

As for requests...

 

I don't suppose they'll let you photograph the engine, but it couldn't hurt to ask right?

 

Some details about the engine - anything at all - would be great.

 

Ditto the wind detection equipment, friction reduction system and JS's HUD gear.

 

Also.... will there be any on-board video from BOR? Larry placed special emphasis on the value of on-board video for future ACs. How about this one!? Those could be the most interesting vids of all for this event.

 

The best for last, my Number One request: please PLEASE capture Ernesto's face as you convey greetings from Sailing Anarchy. :rolleyes:

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My favorite AC interview thus far, 9 minutes with Tim Smythe (hilarious) and Tugboat.
Very good.

So these guys seem happy & congenial but a bunch of what they say would seem to indicate plenty of room for guys lower down to be feeling pretty shat on.

4 guys out of the original build team left having burnt through ~150 staff with endless crazy 70+ hr weeks :ph34r:

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The best for last, my Number One request: please PLEASE capture Ernesto's face as you convey greetings from Sailing Anarchy after he has lost the AC. :rolleyes:

Fixed it for you ILYA

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One of the biggest and most noted differences of the two campaigns is the fact that BMWO is much more open than alinghi, in every respect.

 

For example, alinghi's attempt to be open was an "ask the designers" forum, which was a total joke. Watched some guys drinking coffee, which you can do at a Starbucks anywhere. BFD. And you had to subscribe to be a "friends of alinghi" to watch them drink coffee. Guess their looking to increase the "friends" headcount. We now know none of them have spines, but neither does anyone else on the alinghi team.

 

It amazes me how alinghi heads think they can actually defend this jerks actions.

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Clean & Crew,

Great Fucking Work!! Unbelievable really, wish I could be there but this is the next best thing. Keep up the good work and THANKS A TON!!

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underwater anarchy of DZ +/or CZ = fame for all time.

Though it may be a low percentage for it to happen in photogenic way

Thanks!

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Nice....I was waiting for somebody to take a shot at the Swiss for the US made 3DL, but those fellas kept the gloves on. Maybe they know who has the better program and are now thinking who cares about 3DL sails when you have a wing. Time to eat a giant shit sandwich Alinghi!

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Time to eat a giant shit sandwich Alinghi!

 

Hehe... good laughs :lol:

 

alinghi's attempt to be open was an "ask the designers" forum, which was a total joke. Watched some guys drinking coffee, which you can do at a Starbucks anywhere. BFD. And you had to subscribe to be a "friends of alinghi" to watch them drink coffee. Guess their looking to increase the "friends" headcount.

 

I registered as a Friend of Alinghi and was informed by a special email message that I can download their sweet app for my iPhone! Wheeeeee!

 

HOT DIGGITY I can also buy a goddamn gay cowbell from their web shop! I'm picturing a half-dozen or so sorry fucks in Cuckoo Land ringing their fucking cowbells during the start of the race. Cringing as I imagine the scene. HOW GAY IS RINGING A COWBELL in front of your computer? The only thing more gay I can imagine is ringing a cowbell in front of your computer in drag while chugging seed.

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Great vid's Clean - keep em coming. Mer was clicking away - are you/she gonna start up a pic thread for the still stuff or maybe have Dawg do a gallery or something to corral it to a central place..??

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Awesome coverage Clean! Thanks. Can't wait for some race action vid from you guys. BTW we started the bail bond fundraiser for you and Petey if you get in trouble trying to capture that look on EB's face <_<

 

Dr. Lee-vil

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Thanks Clean & SA for stellar coverage for us stateside folk!

 

I'm not sure if this has been asked, I didn't see anyone mention it yet in the footage I've seen.

 

Would you mind asking what's under the tarp? It's been driving me crazy for too long!

 

TIA.

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Just had a chance to watch the vid from the front page and now will go through the rest on this thread.

 

Nice job Clean!

 

I think that maybe Clean has been too Clean as per his post elsewhere because the quick pans and zooms were kinda wild. Hopefully those will calm down when drink and delirium set in.

 

I'd like to see and interview and some promo of MB as he's been such a great contributor FWIW.

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Sorry about the wind, the foam on the mike got torn off by baggage handling.

 

My favorite AC interview thus far, 9 minutes with Tim Smythe (hilarious) and Tugboat.

 

 

 

Great to hear from the guys responsible for construction management. Thanks.

 

Alan, if you want to maximize the value of your access to and interviews of people for the the SA audience, please ask better questions, and refrain from talking over the answers, or injecting yourself into the dialogue (for instance, your familiarity with "Fawlty Towers" is irrelevant). There was a reason that Tom Ehman felt he had to start asking questions of his team (thankfully for us). If you conduct interviews better, you'll be less likely to find yourself with an ad hoc executive producer.

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I think that maybe Clean has been too Clean as per his post elsewhere because the quick pans and zooms were kinda wild. Hopefully those will calm down when drink and delirium set in.

Seriously. Smoke a bowl Alan and slow the panning down!!!

 

GREAT hearing from Tim Smythe. nice bit of video there with he and Tugs

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If thats Mer then Clean's punching well above his weight.

 

Then he is punching well above....

 

After drinks at METS, I can claim to know that is Mer.

 

Clean, nice work. Thanks for for the flap weights on the rig! about 100 kg on average x 9 is almost 1 tonne of flaps. Spar must be a few tonnes as well.

 

PLEASE find out everything BMW thinks they know about the weight of A5, and please return the favor. Hell, just video the weight tables for me.

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Nice job Clean. Thanks a bunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FYI,

A lot more of us Yanks know about Fawlty Towers than you suppose. :D

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Nice of Turner and Smythe to give you some time.

 

How about some questions about wing controls? Everything from range of control, to source of data to determine settings, who actually controls it, communication between trimmer and helm, how quickly can they tack/jibe, pointing/reaching modes, blah blah blah. A thousand things to ask about that wingy thingy.

 

Isn't a member of the SA team a multi specialist? Bring him along. You are afforded access to these people and machines and have additional personnel as assts. Incorporate them. Like I said the other day, you should have brought Solo.

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Nice of Turner and Smythe to give you some time.

 

How about some questions about wing controls? Everything from range of control, to source of data to determine settings, who actually controls it, communication between trimmer and helm, how quickly can they tack/jibe, pointing/reaching modes, blah blah blah. A thousand things to ask about that wingy thingy.

 

Isn't a member of the SA team a multi specialist? Bring him along. You are afforded access to these people and machines and have additional personnel as assts. Incorporate them. Like I said the other day, you should have brought Solo.

JC arrives tomorrow, and we'll ask plenty. Unfortunately time is massively thin and we actually delayed the entire team meeting with our interview. Also will be pushing to have the wing team on Cocktail Hour - live. Maybe tuesday. Get on the live chat and ask 'em yourself.

 

Thanks for watching!

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Nice of Turner and Smythe to give you some time.

 

How about some questions about wing controls? Everything from range of control, to source of data to determine settings, who actually controls it, communication between trimmer and helm, how quickly can they tack/jibe, pointing/reaching modes, blah blah blah. A thousand things to ask about that wingy thingy.

 

Isn't a member of the SA team a multi specialist? Bring him along. You are afforded access to these people and machines and have additional personnel as assts. Incorporate them. Like I said the other day, you should have brought Solo.

JC arrives tomorrow, and we'll ask plenty. Unfortunately time is massively thin and we actually delayed the entire team meeting with our interview. Also will be pushing to have the wing team on Cocktail Hour - live. Maybe tuesday. Get on the live chat and ask 'em yourself.

 

Thanks for watching!

Good stuff Clean,keep up the good work.

 

This could do for SA what the first gulf war did for CNN, with fewer explosions though.

 

Cheers,

TCS

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Any chance you can get a few minutes with Fresh again? Always good for some colour....

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Nice of Turner and Smythe to give you some time.

 

How about some questions about wing controls? Everything from range of control, to source of data to determine settings, who actually controls it, communication between trimmer and helm, how quickly can they tack/jibe, pointing/reaching modes, blah blah blah. A thousand things to ask about that wingy thingy.

 

Isn't a member of the SA team a multi specialist? Bring him along. You are afforded access to these people and machines and have additional personnel as assts. Incorporate them. Like I said the other day, you should have brought Solo.

JC arrives tomorrow, and we'll ask plenty. Unfortunately time is massively thin and we actually delayed the entire team meeting with our interview. Also will be pushing to have the wing team on Cocktail Hour - live. Maybe tuesday. Get on the live chat and ask 'em yourself.

 

Thanks for watching!

 

Just trying to give you some ideas for questions if you have face time with the folks behind that amazing technology. There's so much to ask and your probably have far broader distribution for information than a live chat. Besides, it's your job.

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using my laptop @ home - no movies, just white windows

work pc doesn't have any problems

suggestions???

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using my laptop @ home - no movies, just white windows

work pc doesn't have any problems

suggestions???

 

Go to work.

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Clean, nice work, thanks.

 

Cool to hear the reference from Tim and Tug that they like the "Anarchy" with the current cup.

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My favorite AC interview thus far, 9 minutes with Tim Smythe (hilarious) and Tugboat.
Very good.

So these guys seem happy & congenial but a bunch of what they say would seem to indicate plenty of room for guys lower down to be feeling pretty shat on.

4 guys out of the original build team left having burnt through ~150 staff with endless crazy 70+ hr weeks :ph34r:

 

Happy & congenial because they are feeding at the trough. The rest of the guys were disposable.

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Any danger of getting some crew innerviews?

 

I saw the one with the f'n massive grinder earlier on BMW's channel, but obviously he hasn't had as much involvement as many of the other positions. Guys at the pointy end and pit woukld be especially interesting, becuase it's their jobs that will vary more from what we're used to than anyone elses, with the radical rig setup.

 

Also, do they have any plans to use only a certain amount of wing in breeze on conditions, or do they expect racing to be canned before that stage is reached?

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Two words - underwater anarchy. Show us how the foils work and let us hear the 'whistling' at 30 knots.

yeah right! They would seriously have me shot. Then again, if the top mark is in international waters and the race is a foregone conclusion on wednesday ya never know. Once we're in the water it's not like they can come down and get us out very quickly - unless they have rescue divers suited up. But that would be even more fun video than the boat shots...

 

 

don't fuck with the Guardia Civil. I've scewed with (and been screwed with by) the cops in a number of jurisdisctions over the years. the Guardia Civil used to pitch people out the 10th floor windows of their HQ in Madrid as a standard interrogation technique. they ain't the St Ignace PD

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Two words - underwater anarchy. Show us how the foils work and let us hear the 'whistling' at 30 knots.

yeah right! They would seriously have me shot. Then again, if the top mark is in international waters and the race is a foregone conclusion on wednesday ya never know. Once we're in the water it's not like they can come down and get us out very quickly - unless they have rescue divers suited up. But that would be even more fun video than the boat shots...

 

 

don't fuck with the Guardia Civil. I've scewed with (and been screwed with by) the cops in a number of jurisdisctions over the years. the Guardia Civil used to pitch people out the 10th floor windows of their HQ in Madrid as a standard interrogation technique. they ain't the St Ignace PD

Think Clear lake???

 

Go the Dinius~

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