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And back where it last ended (bar 1 more defeat) :-)

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Lol I never saw that bike diving, is that where they had given up?

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17 hours ago, Stingray~ said:

Up close and personal with the America’s Cup before it heads overseas for an important touch-up

I still say they should let the lack of class stand & be seen for what it is by future generations.

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Still wondering why there was no made for TV movie about it like 1995 and 2000 must of been too much of a distraction for them.

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Toyota will continue its support for Emirates Team New Zealand for the America’s Cup defence on the Waitemata Harbour in March 2021.

New Zealand’s largest motor vehicle importer and distributor is also Emirates Team New Zealand’s most loyal supporter, having first joined the team in 1992.

The 2021 Cup defence in Auckland will be the eighth America’s Cup campaign that Toyota New Zealand has been involved in, making it the longest continuous sports sponsorship in the country .....

https://www.toyota.co.nz/about-toyota/toyota-news/2018/june/toyota-backs-the-2021-americas-cup-defence/

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13 hours ago, rh2600 said:

 

Forgot how irritating Tuckers voice

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On 6/25/2018 at 11:39 PM, hoom said:

I still say they should let the lack of class stand & be seen for what it is by future generations.

Anyway.. 

What’s bigger than winning the America’s Cup? Apparently it’s engraving the victory in a bigger font on the trophy, thus prompting additional tiers to the bottom of the trophy to accommodate the boasting.

https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2018/06/28/americas-cup-madness-began/

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Would love to see the photos referred there & if they show that TNZ started it then yes that should be retained & show who really started it.

By re-engraving they wipe out the physical history.

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GRANT DALTON: REFLECTING ON A YEAR SINCE WE WON

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It was a satisfying day in Bermuda 1 year ago this week.

A day you can only dream about coming true. But when you do, you don’t actually think about the day after that.

And it’s the next day when you realise having just reached the top of a mountain you are instantly back at the bottom again with a fresh challenge ahead.

Only this time the mountain is twice as high now you must both defend the America’s Cup as well as organise the next event.

The biggest issue we identified from the outset was the distraction the event can have on the defending team.

Emirates Team New Zealand has been very careful to not let this happen but it will be an ongoing challenge. 

The good thing is we have really good people who know the America’s Cup and know what is important and what to focus on in their specific areas, shutting out the other noise and distraction.

Designers have been occupied with the class rule, now fully published.

Not an easy process, but we feel it is a strong rule with an exciting class of boat that already the sailing world is anticipating.

Test boats are already beginning to emerge from some teams.

Emirates Team New Zealand has decided to set up its own in-house boat building facility which is a first for the team and no small job. That facility is not far away from being operational so will see a significant jump in activity within the team.

One of the major challenges was locking down Auckland as the host city venue and beginning to get the infrastructure plans in place which have set the foundations for the event venue in 2020 / 21.

Good progress and the team is very excited to be moving into the Viaduct Events Centre in October- but it is important the team stays culturally tight and strong as we head to a more public space.

The Event has already begun the distribution of TV rights, starting with the free to air rights in New Zealand with TVNZ. The overall philosophy is to make the racing accessible to people around the world through free to air TV and open digital viewing access to really increase the overall America’s Cup & sailing fan base.

When you add all that has been achieved in just over 365 days since we won, it seems to me that we are on track right now towards an exciting and inclusive America’s Cup event in 2020 /21. But as always plenty more to do!

- Grant Dalton

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Peter Burling's detour on the way home from the Volvo.  (google translation) - video is on webpage below. 

https://www.ouest-france.fr/sport/voile/route-du-rhum-non-peter-burling-ne-remplacera-pas-sebastien-josse-5862871

On Tuesday, the maxi trimaran Edmond d Rothschild was sailing at over 39 knots between Ile de Groix and Les Glénans. At the helm of the ultimate, Lorient-based gold medalist in Rio and winner of the America's Cup, Peter Burling. The 27-year-old world star, who nearly won the Volvo Ocean Race, dreamed of sailing on a flying ocean multihull. He did so at the invitation of Sébastien Josse, who will drive the machine on the next Route du Rhum.

The surprise was big. Guests to sail an afternoon aboard Edmond de Rothschild, the splendid 32m Ultimate of the Team Gitana Offshore Racing Team, we had the pleasure of discovering that there was another guest on board. And not just anyone: Peter Burling!

The young skipper from New Zealand is considered one of the most talented sailors on the planet. At 27, he already has an incredible track record: silver medalist in London (2012) and gold in Rio (2016) in 49er, helmsman and winner with Team Zealand of the 2017 America's Cup, 3rd of the Volvo Ocean Race with Team Brunel (3 stage wins), multiple World Champion titles in 49er and 420, World Sailor of the Year in 2017 ... In short, heavy ...

What was he doing there? Rest assured, he did not come to take the place of Sebastien Josse for the next Route du Rhum. The latter, who trains for the Transat had just invited the New Zealand skipper to discover the thrills of such a 32-meter racing car launched at over 39 knots on its foils.

"The connection was made by Thomas Rouxel (team-mate of Gitana 17) who took part in a Volvo Ocean Race stage with Peter on Team Brunel, explains Sébastien Josse, who have known each other since, and when, in early June, We went sailing off Ireland, we met near the Fastnet, the Volvo boats, Peter Burling saw us fly not far from him and it made him want to try a Ultimate. to come a day with us, and he agreed . "

 

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Before coming back to New Zealnde this Wednesday, after the return of The Hague, Peter Burling made a small hook by Lorient.

Flight at 39 knots!

Apparently, he enjoyed the experience, stopping in about 20 knots of wind, part of the afternoon, and raising the speedometer to nearly 39 knots (the record of the day was set at 40.9 knots with Sébastien Josse at the helm), between Les Glénans and Ile de Groix.

"It's great," summed up the winner of the America's Cup, never necessarily very causative, but the eye very sharp on all the details of the boat.

"It's a great experience, I'm sailing on it, why not ... For the moment I'm going to dedicate myself to the next America's Cup, and other personal projects."

With the adoption of the Imoca as the future boat of the Volvo Ocean Race, and New Zealand skippers who are interested in the universe of the ultimate, the French and Anglo-Saxon worlds of offshore racing tend to get closer lately.

 

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Cool piece.

I had desperately hoped that the next ‘VOR’ was going to be competed for in Maxi Tri’s. 

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8 hours ago, Stingray~ said:

I had desperately hoped that the next ‘VOR’ was going to be competed for in Maxi Tri’s. 

That would obviously be impossible. They might make it through the Southern Ocean but they would crash in the last few miles to the Auckland stopover. Hauraki Gulf, the graveyard of multihulls.

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31 minutes ago, dogwatch said:

That would obviously be impossible. They might make it through the Southern Ocean but they would crash in the last few miles to the Auckland stopover. Hauraki Gulf, the graveyard of multihulls.

very good

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Rose Noelle capsized off Tauranga from recollection, drifted a long way in open ocean before washing up on Great Barrier Island.

That story turned me pro multihull.

 

Edit: much further South

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That was an amazing multi-hull story. Great book too.

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Anyway @dogwatch was clearly being sarcastic.

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On 7/8/2018 at 9:28 AM, Kiwing said:

That was an amazing multi-hull story. Great book too.

what's the book called mate? had never heard the story until now, very interesting

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The other crew members account of the journey is also worth reading. Capsized by James Nalepka. I would say the true vibe of the ordeal is somewhere between to two.

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(can't be buggered googling it right now but...) wasn't there a real hoo-ha after they made it back to land over whether or not they were actually lost at sea for that length? 

The old man (gone now but had sailed many many ocean miles) expressed major doubts that they were being completely up front. 

Thoughts? 

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Yeah, Barfys Herald link does talk about cops initially having doubts, thought it was a drug smuggle gone bad but barnacle growth on the submerged topsides was consistent with the claimed time.

 

Just watching 2015 TV movie about it https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/abandoned a thing I hadn't realised is they did have & deploy an EPIRB, why wasn't that picked up?

There's also an older one https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/back-from-the-dead-1996

 

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1 hour ago, hoom said:

a thing I hadn't realised is they did have & deploy an EPIRB, why wasn't that picked up?

Apparently it was a non-satelite type, no ships or planes in range.

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On 7/5/2018 at 6:58 AM, Stingray~ said:

Cool piece.

I had desperately hoped that the next ‘VOR’ was going to be competed for in Maxi Tri’s. 

Too quick so not enough time to sell stuff.

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https://www.sail-world.com/news/207702/Glenn-Ashby-wins-2018-Open-European-title

America's Cup skipper wins A Class Catamaran European Open title

by Gordon Upton/Sail-World NZ 16 Jul 11:43 NZST16 July 2018

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SUI Champion Sandro Cavieziel's modified Scheurer G7 has an epenage filling in the space aft of the rear beam for better aerodynamics and drag reduction - seen on day 3 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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GRB Sailor Adam May experiences conditions typical of the last race on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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Glenn Ashby show the way and was foiling whilst sitting because of the conditions on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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Oracle Team USA star Kyle Langford enjoying his first A Cat event on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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First race was sailed in Champagne Sailing conditions (if only they had known what was awaiting them later) on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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Game over on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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Teenage GRB sailor Oscar Lindley-Smith nailed the pin well in two races at his first A Cat regatta on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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POL sailor Jacek Noetzel navigates the carnage at the top mark on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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Barefoot skiing on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
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https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/201807/burling-and-tuke-confirm-road-to-tokyo-olympics-and-americas-cup-defence

BURLING AND TUKE CONFIRM ROAD TO TOKYO OLYMPICS AND AMERICA'S CUP DEFENCE

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JULY
2018

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have today confirmed their intention to try to win another gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as well as being part of Emirates Team New Zealand’s defence of the America’s Cup.

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Oh is it? So we can have discussion on other teams unpleasant sponsors but Emirates is exempt then? 

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6 minutes ago, dogwatch said:

Oh is it? So we can have discussion on other teams unpleasant sponsors but Emirates is exempt then? 

Hydraulic fracturing and passenger air transport are like so comparable. I'm just so dumb I never saw the connection.

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5 hours ago, Horn Rock said:

Hydraulic fracturing and passenger air transport are like so comparable. I'm just so dumb I never saw the connection.

Please spare us the false outrage at a company (INEOS) that among other business lines drills for oil and gas. Then claiming that the company (Emirates) that actually burns the product (refined but the product nonetheless) has no culpability in your outrage. If you truely were outraged, you would stop using your computer which has parts that are made out of the product and uses electricity generated by the product, and stop flying as well. Apologies to all for these few posts which are better suited for Political Anarchy. Back you your regularly scheduled programming...

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17 minutes ago, CordRipper said:

Please spare us the false outrage at a company (INEOS) that among other business lines drills for oil and gas. Then claiming that the company (Emirates) that actually burns the product (refined but the product nonetheless) has no culpability in your outrage. If you truely were outraged, you would stop using your computer which has parts that are made out of the product and uses electricity generated by the product, and stop flying as well. Apologies to all for these few posts which are better suited for Political Anarchy. Back you your regularly scheduled programming...

Spare me the false equivalency of a toxic resource exploiter and an air transport company. Fuck off!

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On 7/27/2018 at 9:36 AM, Horn Rock said:

 I'm just so dumb

On this we can agree

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I wonder how their simulation is getting on? Watching that little dart fly about the Solent most people are getting excited about the possibilities. The two skin sail/wing is the most challenging. IMHO.

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https://www.seek.co.nz/job/36961735?type=standout

Composite & Engineering Drafting

Emirates Team New ZealandMore jobs from this company

 

We’re looking for a talented and enthusiastic draftsman or draftswoman to produce drawings for composite parts and mechanical assemblies with the yachts that will defend the America's Cup in 2021.  Expertise in AutoCAD and SolidWorks is essential.  

You will be working with Emirates Team New Zealand’s design team, an extremely talented group of around 25 engineers across many disciplines: naval architecture, structural engineering, mechatronics, simulation and software. We are a team, not a company, and this isn’t a typical nine-to-five… you will need to be committed and hard-working, and the rewards in seeing your work contribute to sailing success will give you job satisfaction you won’t find elsewhere.

You will be working on a wide range of parts and assemblies, and benefit from the experience of an existing team of very skilled engineers.

The role:

  • Taking design input and results from senior engineers and naval architects, you will be producing predominantly 2D construction drawings to be issued directly to our composite production team and external machine shops.
  • You will be working in both 2D and 3D drafting packages and there will be the need to support the 3D design world, but most of your work output will be in 2D drawings.
  • You will need to be organised and disciplined in both the management of file databases, plus keep accurate records of issued drawings.
  • You will be in direct communication with the boat construction team and will need to be able to produce construction drawings at short notice as required.
  • Adapt as required through the campaign.

What we’re looking for:

  • Expertise in AutoCAD and SolidWorks is essential
  • At least three years of engineering and drafting experience, including work on composite parts.
  • Experience of work in the marine industry is an advantage.
  • A high level of accuracy and the ability to thoroughly self-check work.
  • a reasonable knowledge of manufacturing processes both metallic and composite in order to know how to best dimension and present a drawing.
  • Talent and commitment.
  • The ability to work and communicate well within a team, but not need 24-7 supervision.
  • NZ citizen, existing work permit or right to work in NZ.
  • Someone who can start by 1st October.

To apply:

  • Email a CV and cover letter, explaining why you want to work for Emirates Team New Zealand and what you can bring.
  • The best candidates will be asked to complete a drafting test and invited to interview.
  • Closing date: 4pm Friday 31 August 2018.

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As a very biased ETNZ fanboy, I think the team has done a great job of producing a exciting concept for AC36.

Can't wait to see a twin skin sail up, particularly if we hear some comparisons with single skin power plant.

Will they use the top of the sail for balancing in marginal conditions?  How I would like to be a fly on the wall when Glen, Dan, and the other design team members talk about where they hope to go.

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Hey ETNZ where is the news?

We followers are waiting patiently and fighting the good fight but.....

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1 hour ago, Kiwing said:

Hey ETNZ where is the news?

We followers are waiting patiently and fighting the good fight but.....

Probably not much to report on at this stage. Sounds like they are moving into the Events center in October, so once they move in and their new boat building facility gets off the ground, and there is some serious action, the news will start coming. The November deadline for late entries comes in a few months so the cycle will be well and truly underway by then.

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There plenty of things happening all the time.

The most interesting area is design, and while I appreciate the need for secrecy, they are many levels ahead of us and a few sneak previews of what might be would not hurt.  Even if it lead us up the garden path it would be better than nothing!

They could put up some options, general thoughts developments that are months old that would not give too much away.  Last cycle they could have talked about many things that were not cycles, comment on the more outlandish proposals here, just generally keeping the fans informed a little more.

Who is in charge of news? new sponsor announcements fall flat if there is not some tease-design news as well.  I think.

Come on Team NZ give us a bit more - please.

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Whats the point in releasing news that isn't accurate or current? Seems a little senseless. I'd rather wait until something significant happens in regards to the next cycle that is real news. Its no use saturating the media with fake news just because they want something. Won't be long now. Patience.

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I hope you are right "wont be long now"

One release a week is not saturating the news.

There are plenty of things they could release if they want us to look at their new sponsors ?!?!?

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Team New Zealand ace Peter Burling is getting a close-up look at some of his major America's Cup rivals with a surprise move to the TP52 Super Series, the world's leading monohull circuit.

Burling has been brought on board struggling British boat Gladiator as tactician for the fourth and penultimate regatta in the series being sailed off Puerto Portals in Mallorca this week.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/106462235/team-nz-star-peter-burling-racing-americas-cup-rivals-in-surprise-move-to-top-monohull-series-in-mediterranean

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2 hours ago, Kiwing said:

Thank you @rh2600 a snippet from ETNZ!

And thanks for the T (your bottom line paid off)

Yeah I saw that come through this morning and thought it unusual timing! Cheers :-) Will hopefully be better prepared this cycle with some new stuff :-)

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On 8/19/2018 at 2:31 AM, mfluder said:

Whats the point in releasing news that isn't accurate or current? Seems a little senseless. I'd rather wait until something significant happens in regards to the next cycle that is real news. Its no use saturating the media with fake news just because they want something. Won't be long now. Patience.

Umm...  but without press releases, it means nothing is happening. You taught us that. 

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10 hours ago, Monkey said:

Umm...  but without press releases, it means nothing is happening. You taught us that. 

If its accurate, and current, its fine. But if we've learned anything from the whole "Larrys AC50 Circus" Its that, if you don't have anything accurate or current to say, you just look stupid, so better to just not say anything.

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2 hours ago, mfluder said:

If its accurate, and current, its fine. But if we've learned anything from the whole "Larrys AC50 Circus" Its that, if you don't have anything accurate or current to say, you just look stupid, so better to just not say anything.

So basically what you’re saying is that you’re an idiot for bitching about the lack of press releases from the soon to be F50 circuit. I agree. 

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5 hours ago, Monkey said:

So basically what you’re saying is that you’re bitching about the lack of press releases anything from the soon to be supposed F50 circuit. I agree. 

Fixed asshole.

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On 8/23/2018 at 4:22 PM, mfluder said:

If I agree with it, its fine. But if we've learned anything from the whole "Larrys AC50 Circus" Its that, if you don't have anything that I agree with to say, you just look stupid, so better to just not say anything.

 

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2 hours ago, pusslicker said:

 

Maybe if you comment like an adult, instead of insulting people, you won't get it back. If you can have a decent debate, with accurate information, it would be fine, but you can't insult someone, and talk shit about them and then turn around and sulk when they do the same to you. I have no problem what so ever with another persons point of view on a subject, if it is backed up with accurate information. 

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30 minutes ago, mfluder said:

Maybe if you comment like an adult, instead of insulting people, you won't get it back. If you can have a decent debate, with accurate information, it would be fine, but you can't insult someone, and talk shit about them and then turn around and sulk when they do the same to you. I have no problem what so ever with another persons point of view on a subject, if it is backed up with accurate information. 

Maybe if you said something intelligent just once in awhile, we wouldn’t make fun of you. 

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21 hours ago, Monkey said:

Maybe if you said something intelligent just once in awhile, we wouldn’t make fun of you. 

Haha you mean tell the truth? Yes, I can talk shit, as can/ does everyone else on here, but most, not all, but most of what I've said is actually true. Its not my problem the truth hurts for some.

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1 hour ago, mfluder said:

Haha you mean tell the truth? Yes, I can talk shit, as can/ does everyone else on here, but most, not all, but most of what I've said is actually true. Its not my problem the truth hurts for some.

Keep digging your hole. We all enjoy a good laugh. 

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To the rest of the Kiwi’s, good on ya. I have nothing but respect for your team and it’s fans. It’s only the one brain damaged muppet that annoys the shit out of me. 

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6 minutes ago, Monkey said:

To the rest of the Kiwi’s, good on ya. I have nothing but respect for your team and it’s fans. It’s only the one brain damaged muppet that annoys the shit out of me. 

"I have nothing but respect for your team and it’s fans" There, you see, its not so hard to do. If only you'd said that to begin with, it would've been a lot easier for you.

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@Monkey have you thought that he/she might get pleasure from your annoyance.

My advice to to enjoy SA and skip the odd player.

This is a great source of information, fun and inside comment.

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10 minutes ago, Tornado-Cat said:

Thanks for this new stuff clarkey :)

Just trying to stay on topic - Queue the "This boat is stupid" comments

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14 minutes ago, mfluder said:

Still a great watch!!

It is indeed.  I have nothing against Slingsby, but he said some really stupid shit during this series, using a voice that was clearly fake optimism.  Yeah yeah I know he had to stay positive but while below TNZ  on the same tack he says something like ..." need to be a little faster through here ..."

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On 8/31/2018 at 2:31 PM, mfluder said:

 

 

Stadium sailing...check

Short tv friendly race...check

Expensive as fuck boat...check

Rule changes...check

Kiwi hypocrisy...check

Looks like were going to have a good cup on our hands. Just need some Kiwi overconfidence and a choke and it will be complete.

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3 minutes ago, pusslicker said:

 

Stadium sailing...check

Short tv friendly race...check

Expensive as fuck boat...check

Rule changes...check

Kiwi hypocrisy...check

Looks like were going to have a good cup on our hands. Just need some Kiwi overconfidence and a choke and it will be complete.

Oh shit. I almost forgot the Basic Design Package from ETNZ and only 3 challengers.

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21 minutes ago, pusslicker said:

 

Stadium sailing...check

Short tv friendly race...check

Expensive as fuck boat...check

Rule changes...check

Kiwi hypocrisy...check

Looks like were going to have a good cup on our hands. Just need some Kiwi overconfidence and a choke and it will be complete.

Your bitter hate for all things Kiwi and Kiwi sailors is quite amazing... what port did your mum work at again?

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1 hour ago, rh2600 said:

Your bitter hate for all things Kiwi and Kiwi sailors is quite amazing... what port did your mum work at again?

You don't like it when the shoes on the other foot do you? My mum... you can do better than that.

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2 hours ago, pusslicker said:

You don't like it when the shoes on the other foot do you? My mum... you can do better than that.

Sour grapes mate. Your team got destroyed.

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He's not entirely wrong though.

There is an awful lot thats feeling like the Frisco cup so far.

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^ Yup, no doubt......in some universe far far away

Lot of easily rubbished claims about dates etc by the usual whiney nutters, no substance, and tellingly not even a squeak from those already in, or from those still hoping to be in. But if you insist on hanging onto that grudge anyway - have at it.

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16 hours ago, mfluder said:

Sour grapes mate. Your team got destroyed.

Which team is my team? My team hasn't been in the ac for 15 years. Why would I have sour grapes over an event I watched on my computer that ended a year and a half ago. I wanted ENTZ to win in Bermuda. I don't like one design in the AC or short courses close to the shore. I figured the only chance to go back to a more "normal" AC was for ENTZ to win. So far the rule is more open which is good. I am more into displacement hulls, but I have an open mind. Bermuda to me was shit with the one design bullshit. I am disappointed in the short courses, short tv friendly races and the hypocrisy. Basically everything you guys bitched about in 34 is here, but it is ok this time. 

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53 minutes ago, pusslicker said:

Which team is my team? My team hasn't been in the ac for 15 years. Why would I have sour grapes over an event I watched on my computer that ended a year and a half ago. I wanted ENTZ to win in Bermuda. I don't like one design in the AC or short courses close to the shore. I figured the only chance to go back to a more "normal" AC was for ENTZ to win. So far the rule is more open which is good. I am more into displacement hulls, but I have an open mind. Bermuda to me was shit with the one design bullshit. I am disappointed in the short courses, short tv friendly races and the hypocrisy. Basically everything you guys bitched about in 34 is here, but it is ok this time. 

The difference...no cheating, no rule changing to make it harder to win. Just a protocol, a venue, some teams, and a cup to win. Just as it should be. If you're good enough, you'll win. If you're not, you won't. The only thing that is the same as AC34, is the number of teams, and by the sounds of it,  that may change. 

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14 hours ago, hoom said:

He's not entirely wrong though.

There is an awful lot thats feeling like the Frisco cup so far.

Watching a challengers boat doing almost exactly as it's supposed to do feels nothing like Frisco.

Leading up to Frisco ETNZ looked like about the only team with a boat that actually worked, this was true right up until about halfway through the finals itself when loads of cash and man hours finally pulled OR into a competitive unit.

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^ Don't forget the helpful delays, race postponements and cancellations by a very accommodating and only slightly conflicted RD.....

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DB with a bit of promotion and answering a few questions......

 

 

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The new base - afaik....

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Anyone know what's in the little black suitcase sitting under the trophy - maybe the 'missing pieces' that were recently handed over to RNZYS?

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20 hours ago, mfluder said:

The difference...no cheating, no rule changing to make it harder to win. Just a protocol, a venue, some teams, and a cup to win. Just as it should be. If you're good enough, you'll win. If you're not, you won't. The only thing that is the same as AC34, is the number of teams, and by the sounds of it,  that may change. 

Short courses? Tv friendly race lengths? Inshore course? Basic design package? Can you at least give me those?

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3 minutes ago, pusslicker said:

Short courses? Tv friendly race lengths? Inshore course? Basic design package? Can you at least give me those?

Boats, people, water, wind...

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