Meat Wad

JJ Giltinan, not a word

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The first race was awesome. Traffic in Sydney Harbor with crashes and spills.
The Second race was carnage with winds that would make SD hide in the club.
Can't wait to watch race 3 and 4. Then 5 will be live.

I cannot believe there is not a link to the 18footers.tv site.

 

This place is dying fast.

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Write an article, submit it and stop bitching.

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Hey, it's sailing at it's best.
Makes the PV race look like a bunch of wimp dicks
Kiwi, Aus and US teams, sponsors in the hunt.

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And a small thread in dinghy A.

Looking at the first three races though, not sure it shouldnt be in Ocean Racing A.....

Two races to come, battle between two nz boats. Giltinan newbies on Maersk (Josh Porebski, Jack Simpson and Dave Hazard) v. Honda, who are in about their 10th season!

According to the commentary, the Maersk guys are basically ex 49er squadies, but had not two sail reached the 18 until they were in Sydney! And had to check the course map in heat 1 during the race. So newbies to the harbour as well. Fark!

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JJ has never gotten attention here. Good fucking racing, though. 

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These guys are full on athletes and the skiffs they sail require incredible fitness in addition to insane boat handling skills.

It may look difficult on TV, but it's way more difficult in person. When the wind cranks up, everything just multiplies.

Most Big boat sailors (even the younger ones) have no idea how much talent is required to sail skiffs in general let alone the 18 Footers.

Always impressive to see these guys perform at the highest level during the JJ's.

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3 hours ago, Irrational 14 said:

These guys are full on athletes and the skiffs they sail require incredible fitness in addition to insane boat handling skills.

It may look difficult on TV, but it's way more difficult in person. When the wind cranks up, everything just multiplies.

Most Big boat sailors (even the younger ones) have no idea how much talent is required to sail skiffs in general let alone the 18 Footers.

Always impressive to see these guys perform at the highest level during the JJ's.

I love watching this every year. It's like the F1 of Sailing.

Glad some others like it too.

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9 hours ago, Bruno said:

Bump

I've been watching re runs of the firs 3 races. UNBELIEVABLE.

I want to go visit Sydney Harbor and sit in the middle of one of those 18 ft skiffs and go for a sail.

FUCKING AWESOME

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Theyd have to strap your ass in real good unless they give you the stick!!!

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On 08/04/2018 at 11:31 AM, Meat Wad said:

I've been watching re runs of the firs 3 races. UNBELIEVABLE.

I want to go visit Sydney Harbor and sit in the middle of one of those 18 ft skiffs and go for a sail.

FUCKING AWESOME

That would/should be so easy to organise. You could drive an aydeen no problem.

Come to AUS when there's a Blokart event on, and do both.

 

 

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After watching Team Honda capsize, I can see why you can’t steer one with mobility issues so it’s agreed that strapping you in the middle would suffice...

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22 hours ago, Bruno said:

Does the prod count at the start?

It certainly does if you bend over  :blink:

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Call me old fashioned, but I find that more entertaining than the Superfoilers.

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