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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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6 hours ago, Alinghi4ever said:

No, it won't. No one from Italy is going to watch sailing in the middle of the Night. People need to work.

 

If the past (both San Diego and Auckland) is any guide, totally wrong

 

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Haha even though Alinghi4ever said he was quitting the Americas Cup when the Kiwi's won. He still comes back and posts his drivel. 

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6 hours ago, Alinghi4ever said:

No, it won't. No one from Italy is going to watch sailing in the middle of the Night. People need to work.

They don't have DVR technology in Italy?

WetHog  :ph34r:

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7 minutes ago, WetHog said:

They don't have DVR technology in Italy?

WetHog  :ph34r:

Drivel Vector Rerouting?

Appears to be working well - with the drivel from Germany being redirected directly to SA without contaminating any Italian forums or Circolo della Vela Sicilia for that matter ;-)

We should get one too

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25 minutes ago, WetHog said:

They don't have DVR technology in Italy?

WetHog  :ph34r:

You need to go home hiding because your sailing talent-free Country called United States will never win the Cup again for the next 20-30 years.

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Oh, please go fuck off to somewhere else.  We may not have fielded the most US-national-heavy team in a while but don't fucking patronize us with this bullshit when you come from a nation that has won ZERO FUCKING AMERICA'S CUPS EVER

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Hats off to the TNZ pr machine.

Side stepped responsability for probably the most controversial part of the up coming protocol. Got it out early so we can get the wind and piss out of the way. And have set them selves up with their public as the defenders of sporting virtue again.

All by letting the awd fella have his moment in front of his home crowd.

Fair fucks

Soooo who else is going to get in the middle of this good cop bad cop show down?

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14 hours ago, Alinghi4ever said:

No, it won't. No one from Italy is going to watch sailing in the middle of the Night. People need to work.

Ahahahahahahah you've never been to Italy during a past AC then. People were really crazy, even people that knew nothing about sailing, and they did watch it live in the middle of the night! Expecially in 1992,  Sandiego, with the Moro di Venezia and iin 2000 in Auckland, when the Italian boats were quite competitive.

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18 hours ago, Alinghi4ever said:

You need to go home hiding because your sailing talent-free Country called United States will never win the Cup again for the next 20-30 years.

Not sure I understand why you responded the way you did.  I asked if Italians had DVR, or Digital Video Recorder, so they could record overnight broadcasts of an AC in New Zealand and watch it when they wake up.  

But since you are trying to insult me for some reason, have you heard of a boat called Comanche, its kind of a big deal in the sailing world lately.  Owned by an American, built in America and crewed by American's (mostly).  Something tells me a serious American AC challenge would do just fine.

On the other hand, how about a German AC challenge though?  Is UITG still kicking around somewhere waiting to capitalize on their outstanding showing in AC32 (+39 finished ahead UITG for fucks sake)?  Ready to whip out SUI-91 (what ever happened to her?) and GER-101 and slay the Kiwi's?  Didn't think so.  :lol:

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WetHog  :ph34r:

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On 9/13/2017 at 0:41 PM, Tornado-Cat said:

If you consider Artemis, BAR and GTF poodles, it tells it all.

And you did not answer, who is the "overall" ?

 

More info can be found at www.whininglosers.com

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17 hours ago, ezyb said:

Oh, please go fuck off to somewhere else.  We may not have fielded the most US-national-heavy team in a while but don't fucking patronize us with this bullshit when you come from a nation that has won ZERO FUCKING AMERICA'S CUPS EVER

True, do you think it might have something to do with their national obsession with shit eating pornos?

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3 hours ago, Gutterblack said:

True, do you think it might have something to do with their national obsession with shit eating pornos?

2 girls 1 cup? Sweet! :D

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5 hours ago, Gutterblack said:

More info can be found at www.whininglosers.com

And DVR'ed to www.callsomeonewhogivesafuck.org

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On ‎15‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 4:47 AM, Alinghi4ever said:

No, it won't. No one from Italy is going to watch sailing in the middle of the Night. People need to work.

Ahhh schultzee thought you were never going to darken our doors again with your overly tight lederhosen inspired drivel and succinct wit, before we begin again in earnest though one thing you must tell me...... what is this shit obsessed porno thing that is mentioned and what did you do pre VCR ? and as for getting up in the middle of the night........ allblacks fans have been doing it for decades so no real hardship however as we see neither a rugby team of any note nor for that matter an A/C challenge of any fashion either past or present I guess it will remain as  "JA VEE ARRE STILL VAITING ON DERRR  CHURMANS",  for the foreseeable future...

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59 minutes ago, Barnyb said:

A Cupside chat with Commodore Steve Mair and PJ Montgomery

I 'm impressed by membership numbers at RNZYS. Great to hear the Club is growing.

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On 9/15/2017 at 2:18 AM, dogwatch said:

Huh? BT Sport continue to broadcast after BAR was eliminated.

Yep sorry really meant it dropped out of the headlines and by association revenues/audience numbers/exposure. During my film production days for a budget of $US4.5 mill, I'd be lucky to get $250,000 presale from AUS and NZ. MIght be able to raise $3 mill overall from world presales and deficit filled by other means. TV returns generally are the pits compared to film, sailing TV worse and AC in monohulls/classic match racing close to the You Pay US Network. Looking at the last AC the production budget could be in the $US4/7 million range and It would be likely they would have had to buy TV slots or at the very least underwrite certain costs for US network so maybe an added few million there. I know one film did the film equivalent and underwrote an entire US cinema chain. Fortunately, it did business and the financier kept his mansions. Somehow ETNZ/their TV bedfellow need to find a production budget of this level and would be looking to raise 70% of the budget by other means - equity perhaps through sailing/sponsor partners, but a tough sell for cash-strapped challengers. Billionaires don't like spending money, they might give the illusion but that's just show - MdN a typical example, spending very little for his return and influence. TV production, especially with all the whizbangs required and expected is not that cheap in NZ - from when I last looked at the numbers and decided to stay home. 

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Thanks that is interesting. Are you able to estimate how much ACEA got for selling UK rights to BT Sport?

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4 minutes ago, dogwatch said:

Thanks that is interesting. Are you able to estimate how much ACEA got for selling UK rights to BT Sport?

I am pretty certain they didn't get a penny.They gave them the UK rights in exchange for guaranteed and agreed airtime. IIRC, BT Sports took the ACEA feed which they got for free and used their own production team in Bermuda to produce the programmes.

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World Sailing, the international federation for the sport, and Rolex have announced the nominees for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2017.

Male
Glenn Ashby (AUS)
America’s Cup winning Skipper

Peter Burling (NZL)
America’s Cup winning Helmsman

Thomas Coville (FRA)
Singlehanded Round the World Record holder

Armel Le Cleac’h (FRA)
2016-2017 Vendée Globe winner

The male and female winners will be announced on Tuesday 7 November 2017 at the World Sailing Awards Ceremony in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 

http://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/articles/news-and-events/world-sailor-year-nominees-announced/

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Well, I'm fucking shattered.  After waiting four years to see the flying machines, I now hear that they are things of the past.  No more 40 knot boats.

Al I can say is that the new class better be good, to keep it interesting.  For those who like mono match racing there are other ways to get off, but who is going to fund the magnificent beasts that the 50s and 72s were.

After OR went with stored energy, I was hoping that everyone would and we could dispense with the stupid human oil pumping and just sail.  If the canting keelers can run motors, why can't AC boats?

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8 hours ago, Barnyb said:

Interesting article on Gomboc! pp34

That's probably the most interesting article I've read about AC35. Lots of little secrets such as that their foil autopilot could outperform the sailors in straight line, whereas the sailors were better in the turns. A consequence of the capsize - they had to delay work on the wing to copy Oracle's slack lower shrouds and more twisted platform. They could only test this one day before the match, plus many other interesting details.

BTW this is Gömböc:

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Gömböc is Hungarian for dumpling...

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52 minutes ago, hoom said:

Looks like a shape of constant width?

Yep. Those things are really interesting. 

Can roll despite the fact that they look for all the world like they shouldn't. 

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8 hours ago, jaysper said:

Yep. Those things are really interesting. 

Can roll despite the fact that they look for all the world like they shouldn't. 

Probably pronounced "Luxury Yacht".

 

EDIT: I got it wrong, it's pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove".

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