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1 minute ago, terrafirma said:

Burling playing with him now.! Jimmy will do a head gasket soon. Kiwis are faster, they sail better and Burling looks like he's in his element. If this gets out like the AC34 there's no coming back this time. If it wasn't for NZ getting out of phase and turning on the Pie Warmer that would have been embarrassing. Jimmy has used up his nine lives and Slingsby struggled. The presser will show Jimmy his usual self but today was an old fashioned spanking. 

A spanking for sure.  It was a rich get richer day.  But they made it happen 

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1 minute ago, Qman said:

Sooooo.  Is the weather similar tomorrow. ;-)

Hopefully ^_^

Though I think PB will be hoping for one of those port roundings to the finish.

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1 minute ago, ENZO THE MAL said:

wind forecast please

About 3 knots more which is <Donald Trump > Sad </Donald Trump >

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Just now, generative.design said:

Actually, that OR gybe of death just seemed badly executed - they pulled up the other foil before the turn, ending up with both hulls in the water

They lost hydro, I think this is where the benefit of cyclors comes into it. 

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3 minutes ago, ENZO THE MAL said:

wind forecast please

Same as today, maybe slightly higher by a knot or two

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Blaming your bad start on a software issue is not a good career move if you are on Oracle. 

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Could not be a better day for the kiwis: win both starts, faster upwind and down, massive win margins despite mistakes. Wow. OR shitting themselves right now.

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Oh well. Back to bed. Sweet dreams to all those in night time and have a nice day to the rest.

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4 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Burling playing with him now.! Jimmy will do a head gasket soon. Kiwis are faster, they sail better and Burling looks like he's in his element. If this gets out like the AC34 there's no coming back this time. If it wasn't for NZ getting out of phase and turning on the Pie Warmer that would have been embarrassing. Jimmy has used up his nine lives and Slingsby struggled. The presser will show Jimmy his usual self but today was an old fashioned spanking. 

old fashioned spanking!

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1 minute ago, terrafirma said:

Burling playing with him now.! Jimmy will do a head gasket soon. Kiwis are faster, they sail better and Burling looks like he's in his element. If this gets out like the AC34 there's no coming back this time. If it wasn't for NZ getting out of phase and turning on the Pie Warmer that would have been embarrassing. Jimmy has used up his nine lives and Slingsby struggled. The presser will show Jimmy his usual self but today was an old fashioned spanking. 

I can't wait to see Jimmy in the presser - he (and Slingsby) got schooled the whole way around today, in both races. Where was that best-in-the-world starter, by the way? it's 2-0 in starts so far to Burling & company.

If ETNZ had made no mistakes today, the winning margins would have been monumental (though, in these boats, that second 1:26 margin was huge).  

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Just now, desprit said:

Blaming your bad start on a software issue is not a good career move if you are on Oracle. 

Pretty realistic for anyone who has ever tried to use their software.

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2 minutes ago, desprit said:

Blaming your bad start on a software issue is not a good career move if you are on Oracle. 

Was thinking the same lol

 

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Pretty realistic for anyone who has ever tried to use their software.

Oooooh didn't see that one coming.

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7 minutes ago, jaysper said:

Well let's just wait and see ok. That was as flukey as fuck!

Agree its a long road, and Oracle aren't out by any stretch yet.

If it was flukey, then if anything the luck fell to Oracle not to ETNZ... and it still didn't change the outcome

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1 minute ago, zillafreak said:

Could not be a better day for the kiwis: win both starts, faster upwind and down, massive win margins despite mistakes. Wow. OR shitting themselves right now.

leading at every mark

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@generative.design +1, the drone shots were great. In fact the overall visual presentation you'd have to say was pretty impressive, aside from the odd glitch and their aversion to a VMG display.

the onboard channels (Sky NZ) are cool. Lots more talk from Ashby audible today.

 

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4 minutes ago, DevsNzL said:

They lost hydro, I think this is where the benefit of cyclors comes into it. 

And there are really friends here that want to substitute the grinders/cyclors by electric motors/engines? They seem to make or heavily contribute to the difference. Boat building content AC, like it's supposed to be 

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3 hours ago, laser 173312 said:

(Has to get the traditional SA greeting for that.)

 

Fuck off Newbie and show us your tits.

I've been 16 years old as well and knows how confusing it can be. Pile up with tissues and lock your door. You gona love it...

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1 minute ago, eurochild said:

@generative.design +1, the drone shots were great. In fact the overall visual presentation you'd have to say was pretty impressive, aside from the odd glitch and their aversion to a VMG display.

the onboard channels (Sky NZ) are cool. Lots more talk from Ashby audible today.

 

Yeah, what's up with that? AC without VMG displays? That's ludicrous :rolleyes:

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i loved hearing Spithill complaining to race management about the helicopter - it was LE's helicopter, trying to give ORUSA more breeze. ;-)

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5 minutes ago, TN_Kiwi said:

If ETNZ had made no mistakes today, the winning margins would have been monumental (though, in these boats, that second 1:26 margin was huge).  

Yeah without the big shift in the second upwind the margin in the second race would have been a number of minutes.

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Just now, TN_Kiwi said:

i loved hearing Spithill complaining to race management about the helicopter - it was LE's helicopter, trying to give ORUSA more breeze. ;-)

The helicopter

the software

the cards they were dealt

 

The excuses are flowing

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18 minutes ago, sparkiwi said:

My heart beats much too much At a certain tender touch, It goes boom boody-boom boody-boom boody-boom Boody-boom boody-boom boody-boom-boom-boom, Him: I like it! Her: Boom boody-boom boody-boom boody-boom Him: Well, goodness gracious me.

(Her) Ohhh Larry I'm in trouble

(Him) Well goodness gracious me

Every timer the kiwi's tack they're doubling the lead

Their boat goes much too fast its like I'm sailing in a fart

(repeat quote chorus)

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Ashby is one cool customer. He coached Pete and the team round the course today. Listened to ETNZ onboard both races without commentary. The fluffed finish gybe and the top mark when OR closed up, even the starts, he just politely told the team what to do. We would be fucked without an old head like him reining in the young hotheads. Think it was Andy Maloney calling wind shifts/angles?

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8 minutes ago, jaysper said:

Pretty realistic for anyone who has ever tried to use their software.

Careful Jayspur, Larry might send someone over to your house to discuss, plus have your bank accounts frozen:)

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2 minutes ago, PabloAU said:

(Her) Ohhh Larry I'm in trouble

(Him) Well goodness gracious me

Every timer the kiwi's tack they're doubling the lead

Their boat goes much too fast its like I'm sailing in a fart

(repeat quote chorus)

Love it - Sophia Loren was so cool

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2 zip for the day, could not be better.

Hats off to PB in the 2nd, bastard of a shift :angry: and he still won. If I'd won after that shift I'd be cock a fucking hoop.

3 more of those please guys.

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2 hours ago, Rennmaus said:

Use an adblocker, and if you see little "x"s, hit them directly. Target shooting.
Or try these, if they are live, they usually have no ads or x if you have an adblocker:

http://live.robinwidget.org/streamvideo8/sailing-vs-35th-americas-cup-2017-live-stream-1845137.html
http://live.robinwidget.org/streamvideo8/sailing-vs-35th-americas-cup-2017-live-stream-2477928.html

Those links worked great for me. Thanks for posting! Will live streaming be available via the same links tomorrow (Sunday)?

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1 minute ago, sam75 said:

Those links worked great for me. Thanks for posting! Will live streaming be available via the same links tomorrow (Sunday)?

They should. If not, just refresh/reload and you should be fine.

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Sparkiwi - showing my age with that bur yes, some of the lady's in Peter Seller's films were bloody gorgeous!

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I think we can safely say now, the cyclors are a huge advantage for ETNZ. We saw it against Artemis, and we saw it again today with Oracle. The ability to drive the hydraulics and get up on foils quicker than their opponents is obvious. The bottom mark in the first race in both the Artemis race and the fluffed gybe this morning is evidence. 

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4 minutes ago, laser 173312 said:

3 more of those please guys.

6 more please.......

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ETNZ sailed higher faster and found the shifts more effectively except for one shift. Several mistakes in both races by ETNZ shortened the winning margins in both races. Very disappointing. 

Let's hope ETNZ regroup and iron out these errors. 

OTUSA have a package optimized for higher winds and they'll make that pay when the time comes. 

One point up. Happy enough for now. 

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I can't believe jimmy didn't win either start.  He would have wanted to come out and assert himself on the start.  #failed 

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3 minutes ago, PabloAU said:

6 more please.......

Sorry, my bad. I meant 3 more 2 zips. So in a first to 7 competition we win 8 - zip. WTF I ask you.

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4 minutes ago, Barnacle Bill said:

ETNZ sailed higher faster and found the shifts more effectively except for one shift. Several mistakes in both races by ETNZ shortened the winning margins in both races. Very disappointing. 

Let's hope ETNZ regroup and iron out these errors. 

OTUSA have a package optimized for higher winds and they'll make that pay when the time comes. 

One point up. Happy enough for now. 

They certainly got out of phase in race 2.  You don't always have options there.  They they protected it.  Not massive error that.  But.  That bottom mark in race 1 will be looked as closely.  

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EXCELLENT !!!!!

Party like it's 1995 (but not till after 6 more wins)

GOD SAVE THE CUP - KIWI GOD that is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO TEAM NEW ZEALAND !!!!!!

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Just now, Qman said:

They certainly got out of phase in race 2.  You don't always have options there.  They they protected it.  Not massive error that.  But.  That bottom mark in race 1 will be looked as closely.  

It's like they just stop thinking and/or pedaling once they're laying (or think they're laying) that last rounding mark before the finish.

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13 minutes ago, sam75 said:

Those links worked great for me. Thanks for posting! Will live streaming be available via the same links tomorrow (Sunday)?

Great, they did not work for me at all today. But happy they did for you.
They should be the same every day, at least that's the way it was until now.

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Jimmy looking pretty haggard in the presser, big baggy eyes, unshaven, low energy.

Seems quite different to his attitude last time.

 

PB had a recent haircut & shave, looks so much younger & acting much more bouncy.

Edit: holy shit he's actually answering questions on point :ph34r:

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16 minutes ago, minimumfuss said:

Ashby is one cool customer. He coached Pete and the team round the course today. Listened to ETNZ onboard both races without commentary. The fluffed finish gybe and the top mark when OR closed up, even the starts, he just politely told the team what to do. We would be fucked without an old head like him reining in the young hotheads. Think it was Andy Maloney calling wind shifts/angles?

That's interesting, Ashby was probably crucial in that upwind leg but still, ETNZ doesn't really have a answer to Slingsby. Slingsby really took advantage of those massive shifts, while ETNZ was taking it on the chin. I mostly agree with what NO said in the preview package this morning in that ETNZ is missing that second or third opinion that Slingsby is so amply providing on OR.

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Excellent day, now back to the 24 hours and then a couple of hours kip before tomorrows races. Similar wind I believe. So see you then guys.

 

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Todays factoid: The loosing team in the Americas Cup has failed to win a point 24 times out of 35, the largest winning margin has been 5-0

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49 minutes ago, hoom said:

Super close top mark.

ETNZ off phase let Oracle get to nearly overlapped on the mark.

ETNZ just clear.

Then Oracle flubbed their gybe, ETNZ nailed it & sailed away at 20+ vs under 10 :ph34r:

Fuckme that was too close.

 

Loved the tack in OR's face.

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10 minutes ago, minimumfuss said:

Ashby is one cool customer. He coached Pete and the team round the course today. Listened to ETNZ onboard both races without commentary. The fluffed finish gybe and the top mark when OR closed up, even the starts, he just politely told the team what to do. We would be fucked without an old head like him reining in the young hotheads. Think it was Andy Maloney calling wind shifts/angles?

Can attest from personal experience that Maloney was as fast and as smart as they come when racing lasers. He knew where to go and had the speed and fitness to execute.

In my opinion, the big loss on leg 5 was a result of course geometry (hitting the port boundary just before a big righty) plus less pressure relative to OR (pressure and lift). You'd be hard pressed to find a sailor who can think their way around that problem. Though I do think once it happened (NZ on port on big header, OR on starboard in lift and pressure) they could have gotten back onto starboard sooner to limit the loss and avoid sailing 2 big headers, but they may have been limited with hydro at that point...

Definitely interesting to see how reaching a boundary at the wrong/right time can create opportunities for big losses/gains.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, laser 173312 said:

Sorry, my bad. I meant 3 more 2 zips. So in a first to 7 competition we win 8 - zip. WTF I ask you.

Yeah.... not having a crack - The Larry & R.C. factors confuse the crap out of me as well..... :ph34r:

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PB really good at pressier

His best so far

One point he looked over to JS and I was thinking he was staring him down. JS had no answer

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4 minutes ago, CraigGlunies said:

Can attest from personal experience that Maloney was as fast and as smart as they come when racing lasers. He knew where to go and had the speed and fitness to execute.

In my opinion, the big loss on leg 5 was a result of course geometry (hitting the port boundary just before a big righty) plus less pressure relative to OR (pressure and lift). You'd be hard pressed to find a sailor who can think their way around that problem. Though I do think once it happened (NZ on port on big header, OR on starboard in lift and pressure) they could have gotten back onto starboard sooner to limit the loss and avoid sailing 2 big headers, but they may have been limited with hydro at that point...

Definitely interesting to see how reaching a boundary at the wrong/right time can create opportunities for big losses/gains.

 

 

Agree on both points - narrow course geometry severely limiting options and ETNZ prooooobably still could have tacked sooner to avoid two big headers and lose their lead completely. In terms of hydro, they never seemed to sweat it too much, cyclors ftw.

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4 minutes ago, chippin' away said:

Anyone have another link for watching today's races?  The above links aren't working for me. 

TIA

Race Replay thread

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8 minutes ago, generative.design said:

That's interesting, Ashby was probably crucial in that upwind leg but still, ETNZ doesn't really have a answer to Slingsby. Slingsby really took advantage of those massive shifts, while ETNZ was taking it on the chin. I mostly agree with what NO said in the preview package this morning in that ETNZ is missing that second or third opinion that Slingsby is so amply providing on OR.

To put it another way, Slingsby is calling the moves on ORA while JS twiddles foil knobs. On TNZ Tuke worries about the foils while PB calls the moves. Ultimately 1 person calls the shots, they've just set it up differently. And like you say, there was a lot input from Ashby audible today. I suspect that's more a change of mics than a change of style.

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One point he looked over to JS and I was thinking he was staring him down. JS had no answer

Jimmy looked more glum than Basher on that last SF day.

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1 minute ago, eurochild said:

To put it another way, Slingsby is calling the moves on ORA while JS twiddles foil knobs. On TNZ Tuke worries about the foils while PB calls the moves. Ultimately 1 person calls the shots, they've just set it up differently. And like you say, there was a lot input from Ashby audible today. I suspect that's more a change of mics than a change of style.

Absolutely agree, I'm sure Ashby didn't do anything different today. However on that crucial upwind leg, Slingers was at the front of the boat with his toys, calling all the shifts correctly. I hope Ashby can do the same for ETNZ next time round..

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8 minutes ago, Barnyb said:

PB really good at pressier

His best so far

One point he looked over to JS and I was thinking he was staring him down. JS had no answer

My favourite point was when Jimmy was talking all tough, the camera pans to PB and he is literally laughing! Realises the camera is on him and shuts it down to a wry grin.

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11 minutes ago, Horn Rock said:

Interesting Spithill not conceding boatspeed in the presser.

While Burling rubs it in at every opportunity "we were happy the boat was really fast" is basically his go to phrase now.

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22 minutes ago, Horn Rock said:

Interesting Spithill not conceding boatspeed in the presser.

maybe he didn't notice the speed diff.  At times, it would have been hard for him to judge, being that far back, so we can cut him a little slack on that one.

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I've almost never heard someone blame their boat when they can blame themselves, mostly because champions tend to always believe they can win every race, and admitting they have a slow boat destroys that necessary mindset.  It's subconscious but pretty universal across sport.

 

Blaming the Oracle software of the Oracle boat was pretty precious though.  

 

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1 hour ago, rh2600 said:

Agree its a long road, and Oracle aren't out by any stretch yet.

If it was flukey, then if anything the luck fell to Oracle not to ETNZ... and it still didn't change the outcome

Oh I'm as happy as a dog with 2 dicks over today's racing, we looked great at times. But just need to be realistic too.

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Interesting day.  I hope that they get over needing to have the finish line at the partially filled stands.  That must be making the RC nuts

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1 hour ago, Barnacle Bill said:

Ooooooo. Good burn. 

 

Also deadly accurate. I've never used an orifice product that didn't feel like a vasectomy with a food processor. 

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7 minutes ago, DayTripper said:

Am I paranoid or are all the BT commentary team for an Oracle win?

They must be getting briefing notes from Ken Read. 

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From the first race today, I guess we'll never know what happened to ETNZ on the last mark rounding gybe, it looked like PB thought he was finished. He started walking forward like he was going to congratulate others? I heard someone aboard say 'better go grab the wheel mate' just before PB scampered across to resume the finishing leg.

And from the second race today, after the stunning upwind comeback at the end of the last beat, after the rounding what on earth happened on OR's gybe? JS said it wasn't lack of oil, but why one of their worst gybes ever at a crucial moment? At first it looked like a breakdown as they all looked confused for a moment. When they got their act back together of course ETNZ was 400-500 meters ahead again.

The pressers are pretty useless. PB says the same thing every day, every question - like a politician. And JS talks down to the media, though they usually deserve it with some of the dumb questions...

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So, ETNZ was quick today.

A few mistakes too, but the best possible start to the Match.

Looking forward to Sunday.

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16 minutes ago, MidPack said:

And from the second race today, after the stunning upwind comeback at the end of the last beat, after the rounding what on earth happened on OR's gybe? JS said it wasn't lack of oil, but why one of their worst gybes ever at a crucial moment? At first it looked like a breakdown as they all looked confused for a moment. When they got their act back together of course ETNZ was 400-500 meters ahead again.

He claimed they lost a rudder but to me it looked like they just didn't have any oil left - to admit that at this stage would be a massive admission though hence his cage reply in the presser IMO.  If you look at the final couple of minutes of that leg, it should have been ETNZ with less oil given they did a low speed tack with a furious speed build to get back on the foils followed by a pretty quick gybe after the gate.  The fact that OR didn't have enough left after tacking a lot earlier will be a massive concern for them as it will make it very difficult to cover if ETNZ opts to break in similar conditions.

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37 minutes ago, DayTripper said:

Am I paranoid or are all the BT commentary team for an Oracle win?

 

29 minutes ago, Ex-yachtie said:

They must be getting briefing notes from Ken Read. 

BT are using the same Ken Read reed as everyone else, right? Unless we're talking about the studio team, rather than the commentary team?

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I think OTUSA better get fracking.

They need to top up their oil reserves real fast. ;)

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My observation of the first two races is that ETNZ has a slight boatspeed advantage, better height upwind at similar boatspeeds and being able to soak downwind at the same speeds.  The 1st race starting penalty was not important, and ETNZ's belly flop at the end of race 2 wasn't enough to allow ORUSA to overtake (barely).  For those with cognitive dissonance, please observe ETNZ  was ahead by 400-600 meters at times in both races.

ORUSA better work harder on optimizing boatspeed in 6-9kn winds or they will lose the Cup. Extended forecasts for next weekend are @ 12kn both days, but I've learned Bermuda forecasts are iffy.  Since the Cup races are only four days, two days a weekend apart, it could be the Cup is won in light air conditions by the light air optimized boat.  That would sadden me; it's most exciting when they are powered up (15-18kn) and it's a raging cage match in 18-24kn.

Some magic innovations could improve OTUSA in the light stuff, but I doubt it.  Let us pray for bigger winds next weekend or ORUSA is toast.  Funny thing is the LV races were predicted to be varying winds, with the late June AC races suffering in light air.  Personally, light but sailable air rises the cream to the top; anybody can power up in wind and with superior hardware win.  Light air is a different game.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, jawjaw said:

 

BT are using the same Ken Read reed as everyone else, right? Unless we're talking about the studio team, rather than the commentary team?

The BT studio team are basically 2 Artemis guys and the horse lady. The Artemis guys are super bias against ETNZ. It was nowhere near as bad today, as it was for the other matches against BAR and Artemis. Don't mind a bit of bias to a home team but at times it OTT, and to assume the UK sailing community favor oracle seems a bit of a reach to me. Shirley out on the course is well ingrained in Artemis as well though she seems a lot more level.

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22 minutes ago, Sailbydate said:

So, ETNZ was quick today.

A few mistakes too, but the best possible start to the Match.

Looking forward to Sunday.

Sunday is Father's Day in the US - 2 more ETNZ wins would help me celebrate.

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If Jimmy thinks he doesn't have the necessary boat speed, he'll be working hard for penalties at every opportunity on Sunday.

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36 minutes ago, MidPack said:

From the first race today, I guess we'll never know what happened to ETNZ on the last mark rounding gybe, it looked like PB thought he was finished. He started walking forward like he was going to congratulate others? I heard someone aboard say 'better go grab the wheel mate' just before PB scampered across to resume the finishing leg.

And from the second race today, after the stunning upwind comeback at the end of the last beat, after the rounding what on earth happened on OR's gybe? JS said it wasn't lack of oil, but why one of their worst gybes ever at a crucial moment? At first it looked like a breakdown as they all looked confused for a moment. When they got their act back together of course ETNZ was 400-500 meters ahead again.

The pressers are pretty useless. PB says the same thing every day, every question - like a politician. And JS talks down to the media, though they usually deserve it with some of the dumb questions...

Have you SEEN my worldwide exclusive interview with Peter????

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9 minutes ago, TN_Kiwi said:

If Jimmy thinks he doesn't have the necessary boat speed, he'll be working hard for penalties at every opportunity on Sunday.

Pistol Pete is cleaning his Glock G21, as we exchange digits.

I'm pretty sure he'll be ready for Jimmy.

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This guy...One minute he's calling the Kiwi's out. Next minute he's heaping the praise on. Its like someone has gone to both Coutts and Spithill and told them enough is enough of the media antics. Lets just all get along...

 

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9 minutes ago, sclarke said:

This guy...One minute he's calling the Kiwi's out. Next minute he's heaping the praise on. Its like someone has gone to both Coutts and Spithill and told them enough is enough of the media antics. Lets just all get along...

 

He's a Swedish American now.......

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2 minutes ago, Lartitude36S said:

He's a Swedish American now.......

I guess he may be coming home soon?

No, Queen Street Parade this time though eh.

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I still don't understand just what happened during that gybe. Right after the turn it looked like they were out of phase, with people running back and forth..

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.. it looks like they simply didn't have hydro to execute the turn but 5 seconds later, instead of grinding away to rectify the situation, they were just sitting there with their hands folded, more or less..

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I assume the distance lost was bad but not quite this bad  B)

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1 hour ago, MidPack said:

From the first race today, I guess we'll never know what happened to ETNZ on the last mark rounding gybe, it looked like PB thought he was finished. He started walking forward like he was going to congratulate others? 

Yes PB thought it was finished, dumped it and wandered off! Good video clip on the TNZ thread.

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