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MR.CLEAN

Friday 12 February Daily

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14:36

USA have not yet started and it is about 1 minute 45 seconds after the gun that the challenger gets back to the start line.

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Two more races !! This one is ah not over! I like catch up! Nothing gets you going like REELING THEM IN!!!

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14:38

 

Alinghi lead by about 650 metres, boat speeds are roughly even around 18 knots. USA are now catching a little less than five minutes into Race 1. USA look to be sailing a few degrees higher but they are in slightly different pressure.

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BMW looks slower on outright speed even with alighi flapping their jib, hopefully usa's vmg will be better

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14:40

 

At the Windward Mark we now have 8 knots of wind at 180°, Alinghi have changed now to an upwind jib from their bigger GZero. Alinghi's lead has almost halved since the start, around 450 metres ahead.

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Hate to say it, but at this point, it looks like USA is WAY faster, even in A5's ideal conditions.

 

Who am I kidding, I don't hate to say it! :lol:

 

Go the black boat!

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Feed on cup website seems to of died. Can't get any other here in work.

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Alinghi is smoked!

 

Stalling in the pre-start = just playing with them?

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14:45

 

And USA are closing in to Alinghi now there is 235 metres between the two, but of course Alinghi have their penalty to unload. But there is really little difference in speed, USA maybe has the small edge.

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USA is consistently a knot faster and a couple degrees higher.

 

Edit: 2 knots faster.

 

 

Will it reverse down wind though?

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Alinghi is smoked!

 

Stalling in the pre-start = just playing with them?

 

 

It looked to me like they were going to follow A5, then decided at the last minute to go to the right and got stuck in irons.

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USA is consistently a knot faster and a couple degrees higher.

 

Edit: 2 knots faster.

 

 

Will it reverse down wind though?

Naah. I imagine they'll turn the boat around instead. :P

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Alinghi is smoked!

 

Stalling in the pre-start = just playing with them?

 

 

It looked to me like they were going to follow A5, then decided at the last minute to go to the right and got stuck in irons.

 

VS JUST WENT YELLOW.

 

USA LEADS!

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Jimmy is hot, hot!!!

 

A5 not even flying a hull compared to USA. Unreal!!!

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Way to go. In Alinghi's favoured conditions as well.

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I thought Alinghi was supposed to be able to fly the hull in ANY conditions ?

The look superglued to the water !

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alinghi can't even get the hull flying. BMW haven't budged since they left the start line. Unbelievable boat

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Wow, just wow. That USA17 is an outstanding machine.

 

The word was that they were going to be slower under 6 knots. Not likely! More power, less drag, the thing is on fire!

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Anybody get the feeling there was a moment just like 83 on Alinghi?

 

Where DC looked around and asked, "Well, anybody got any ideas?"

 

LOL i can still see his face!

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