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Cagliari First Ever AC75 Regatta Predictions 23-26 April

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12 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

Italy suspends all sport until April 3.:(

AC pissing match between billionaires should rebrand  to self isolated vessels for artistic display.

Yes, they first banned fans a few days ago, now they are stopping all sporting events.

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The megayachts might show up in droves since the 0.1% crowd no doubt are preparing to hunker down on their floating  survival bunkers, having tested all their crew and hookers. 

Probably not a lot of shopping trips ashore though.  But they can order online and get drone deliveries.  Virus refugees could be a problem but Gio has the solution

 

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2 hours ago, The_Alchemist said:

Yes, they first banned fans a few days ago, now they are stopping all sporting events.

 

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I predict

LR to win in Italy

Ines to win in UK

AM to win in USA

and ETNZ to win in NZ

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i love the way the italians are happy to stop all sport in italy but their teams are free to take corona on a world tour

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2 hours ago, The_Alchemist said:

Yes, they first banned fans a few days ago, now they are stopping all sporting events.

Unless that involves exporting teams like Ferrari and Pirelli from the epicentre of the Italian outbreak to overseas locations for the Australian F1 GP this weekend.

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22 minutes ago, Kiwing said:

I predict

LR to win in Italy

Ines to win in UK

AM to win in USA

and ETNZ to win in NZ

You forgot S&S.

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12 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

You forgot S&S.

fair point

they have as good a chance as AM

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2 hours ago, Priscilla said:

You forgot S&S.

 

2 hours ago, Kiwing said:

I predict

LR to win in Italy

Ines to win in UK

AM to win in USA

and ETNZ to win in NZ

AM to win in USA?

Did I miss something?

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2 hours ago, phill_nz said:

fair point

they have as good a chance as AM

That's funny.

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Latest COV 19 in Sardinia. 

"Hundreds of people are quarantined in Sardinia. The data was made known by the Health Councilor Mario Nieddu. "With every infection - he explained - all referable contacts go into quarantine". Remember the difference between fiduciary isolation and supervised quarantine."

"twelve new positive cases in Sardinia. These are medical personnel from the San Francesco di Nuoro hospital. The patients - says the Region - are well and receive care at home. The twelve, ANSA learns, have all come into contact with the resuscitation doctor who found a positive test two days ago. Now the total number of people infected on the island is 31 people."

ardegna/notizie/2020/03/07/coronavirus

 

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America's Cup: Blundering Italian Government puts World Series at risk

SailWorld/RG:

A series of blunders by the Italian government has placed the first America's Cup World Series regatta in Cagliari at risk.The measures adopted by the Italian government to control the spread of the coronavirus have been inept, and have in effect expedited the spread of the virus outside of the eight regions worst affected.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/227339/Italian-govt-blunders-put-AC75-regatta-at-risk

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italy was always going to be interesting

it is the first of the predominantly neanderthal residual dna populations as opposed to the denisovan residual or almost pure homo sapiens strains

and whether there would be any difference at all

so far not withstanding the obvious corruption in italy and blind eye to the movements ( fleeing ) of the more affluent to lower infection rate areas ( say like sardinia for instance )  it isnt looking good for neanderthal residual populations

although at this point there is still way to few to make any sort of statement other than a " it may be "

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@The_Alchemist The_Alchemist r

any reason why

not that i give a shit but its an important subject and  im wondering if i didnt explain something properly

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4 hours ago, Sailbydate said:

America's Cup: Blundering Italian Government puts World Series at risk

 

 

Unexpected, hysterical piece - RG’s totally out of his depth

 

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2 minutes ago, Xlot said:

 

Unexpected, hysterical piece - RG’s totally out of his depth

 

Might be just letting his disappointment show. He was probably looking forward to a trip to Sardegna. :-)

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"The Kiwis released a short six-second video showing Te Aihe being offloaded in Singapore, however, it was not clear if she was transhipped to Cagliari or put on a barge and into storage, pending a decision on the regatta's continuance."

This caught my attention - what does RG know?

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11 minutes ago, Sailbydate said:

Might be just letting his disappointment show. He was probably looking forward to a trip to Sardegna. :-)

So was I. But believe it or not, some things are more important and on a bigger scale than the AC

 

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2 hours ago, Xlot said:

So was I. But believe it or not, some things are more important and on a bigger scale than the AC

 

Same here :(

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Unfortunately hard to see this regatta going ahead. Very hard to do anything with that sort of lock down. Sad and disappointing and will disadvantage 3 of the team or the slowest teams as it means they won't know where they are at until potentially it's too late? 

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12 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Unfortunately hard to see this regatta going ahead. Very hard to do anything with that sort of lock down. Sad and disappointing and will disadvantage 3 of the team or the slowest teams as it means they won't know where they are at until potentially it's too late? 

So just INEOS and LR matching up.

Any news on LR actually sailing again after the crash? 

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TOfficial statistics are really difficult to make sense of: just 23% of cases are under 60, and 1% of deaths are under 60. Average age of cases is 65, 62% are men (confirming that the female of species ...) and as already mentioned more than half the dead are over 80. The number of deaths is abnormal compared with any other country, I’m wondering if it isn’t the accounting method i.e. if the virus is present it’s always considered the cause of death

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8 hours ago, Sailbydate said:

America's Cup: Blundering Italian Government puts World Series at risk

SailWorld/RG:

A series of blunders by the Italian government has placed the first America's Cup World Series regatta in Cagliari at risk.The measures adopted by the Italian government to control the spread of the coronavirus have been inept, and have in effect expedited the spread of the virus outside of the eight regions worst affected.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/227339/Italian-govt-blunders-put-AC75-regatta-at-risk

When did Gladwell become an expert on disease control?? <_<

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Two and a half weeks ago Italy had just three positive cases of coronavirus. In just 19 days Italy has clocked up over 9,000 positive cases - bigger than the global total for the 2002/03 SARS epidemic of 8,000 positive cases. That's a statistic that speaks volumes for government ineptitude and petulance for doing too little too late.

Just take a look at the UK stance on the virus at the moment! 

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probably around the time that something we have all been anxiously waiting for starting drifting off into the sunset

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8 hours ago, phill_nz said:

italy was always going to be interesting

it is the first of the predominantly neanderthal residual dna populations as opposed to the denisovan residual or almost pure homo sapiens strains

and whether there would be any difference at all

so far not withstanding the obvious corruption in italy and blind eye to the movements ( fleeing ) of the more affluent to lower infection rate areas ( say like sardinia for instance )  it isnt looking good for neanderthal residual populations

although at this point there is still way to few to make any sort of statement other than a " it may be "

Fascinating. Sparked my interest. 

Is this why not many reports from Africa where largely homo sapiens DNA might be less susceptible to the virus?

Some of the latest neanderthal dna discovered in southern Italy in skeleton preserved in rock. Estimated 170,000 year old. Fascinating photo.

 

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6 hours ago, rh3000 said:

"The Kiwis released a short six-second video showing Te Aihe being offloaded in Singapore, however, it was not clear if she was transhipped to Cagliari or put on a barge and into storage, pending a decision on the regatta's continuance."

This caught my attention - what does RG know?

With the lockdown in Italy, when will the Kiwis or the Americans be allowed to enter the country if the event does go forward? The situation may be worse right now for the Kiwis because their boat is in transit, but the team is still in Auckland working out on their mule. Do they have enough people already in Italy to assemble the boat, the right people there to do it? At least the Americans still have their boat in Pensacola. And at this rate, they may need to fly their boat to Italy to make it to the starting line on time.

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So wealthy Italians fled to Sardinia?

Maybe wealthy Americans from Washington State, NY, California can fly to Lanai. Nice private plague island. Oh wait, does LE give paid sick days to casual workers...no matter...

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8 hours ago, Xlot said:

The number of deaths is abnormal compared with any other country, I’m wondering if it isn’t the accounting method i.e. if the virus is present it’s always considered the cause of death

Judt confirmed: the number of deaths is not exclusively from coronavirus, but of people who died and, among other illnesses, also tested positive. I realize doctors don’t have the time to quibble over each case, but this is bound to inflate figures. Obbiously, other countries are following different criteria

 

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What if the four boats are not able to tack in a short period of time simply because it requires too much energy. 
Physical labour to lift 1395 kg that the 9 grinding crew doesn't have, even at top olympics quality.

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Boat number 2?
But the Corana virus postpones the whole Cup so we have some extra time.

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10 minutes ago, Schakel said:

What if the four boats are not able to tack in a short period of time simply because it requires too much energy. 
Physical labour to lift 1395 kg that the 9 grinding crew doesn't have, even at top olympics quality.

The AC75 is power assisted.

The humans aboard are not operating the foil arms.

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13 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

The AC75 is power assisted.

The humans are not operating the foil arms.

Yep, Human grinding energy stored in pneumatic energy that flows to the hydraulics to get the 1385 foils lifted 4 meters. every time you tack or gybe.
Or is external energy allowed?
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This boat takes over then, the smallest but fastest AC Class the world has ever seen.
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9 hours ago, Brutal said:

With the lockdown in Italy, when will the Kiwis or the Americans be allowed to enter the country if the event does go forward? The situation may be worse right now for the Kiwis because their boat is in transit, but the team is still in Auckland working out on their mule. Do they have enough people already in Italy to assemble the boat, the right people there to do it? At least the Americans still have their boat in Pensacola. And at this rate, they may need to fly their boat to Italy to make it to the starting line on time.

This from sail-world.com about 75 minutes ago. Also posted in ETNZ thread.

The latest update from the Challenger of Record organisation, who are solely responsible for the organisation of the ACWS event in Cagliari have issued the following statement.

"The Challenger of Record 36 (COR 36) organisation is closely monitoring the developments regarding the Corona Virus outbreak and any potential impact on the America’s Cup World Series Sardegna – Cagliari regatta scheduled for April 23 – 26, 2020. At this stage there are no elements which prohibit the ACWS Cagliari – Sardinia to take place on schedule (23rd to the 26th of April), the Italian government’s decree of suspension of the sport activities/events expiring on the 3rd of April.

Any further updates from COR 36 regarding the ACWS Sardegna – Cagliari event will be posted on the America’s Cup website.”

Emirates Team New Zealand, contrary to media reports, have confirmed they have not been involved in any meetings with CoR36 today.

 

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5 minutes ago, KiwiJoker said:

This from sail-world.com about 75 minutes ago. Also posted in ETNZ thread.

The latest update from the Challenger of Record organisation, who are solely responsible for the organisation of the ACWS event in Cagliari have issued the following statement.

"The Challenger of Record 36 (COR 36) organisation is closely monitoring the developments regarding the Corona Virus outbreak and any potential impact on the America’s Cup World Series Sardegna – Cagliari regatta scheduled for April 23 – 26, 2020. At this stage there are no elements which prohibit the ACWS Cagliari – Sardinia to take place on schedule (23rd to the 26th of April), the Italian government’s decree of suspension of the sport activities/events expiring on the 3rd of April.

Any further updates from COR 36 regarding the ACWS Sardegna – Cagliari event will be posted on the America’s Cup website.”

Emirates Team New Zealand, contrary to media reports, have confirmed they have not been involved in any meetings with CoR36 today.

 

also known as the "Dear Dean [pack your bags]" letter

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3 hours ago, Schakel said:

We will see.

probably not. Not this year. UK will be hit next. Move towards the equator gents. Once your lat reads 0 0.000" you'll be alright. More alright

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Australia has just announced a travel ban to Italy. They are currently running at a 5% death rate which is high as a general figure. Being allowed to go there is one thing and wanting is another. Grant Dalton at 62 is in the high risk category too. Let's see what happens?

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20 hours ago, Xlot said:

 

Unexpected, hysterical piece - RG’s totally out of his depth

 

"Italy’s healthcare system is routinely ranked among the best in the world, based on its overall quality, equity of access, and the general health and life expectancy of the Italian population."

https://www.italymagazine.com/featured-story/healthcare-italy-what-you-need-know?fbclid=IwAR11u5Ep4DHIQCB6JJOSB3kDp8LwvKlvkYRf7GWsve1fuOE2YE4rexmjCTY

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2 hours ago, Tornado-Cat said:

life expectancy of the Italian population."

im wondering if that was / is part of the problem

they have them stacked up waiting for something like covid to have an open season on them

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9 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

Granny banging on.
America's Cup: Team New Zealand not invited to syndicate meeting on future of World Series event in Sardinia 
https://nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12315736

NZ Hearald geoblocking content if the browser denies access to its location. Sweet.

Headlines like "Watch: Teen sex scandal strikes NRL" are pure click magnets.

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Granny Herald's article

 

America's Cup holders Team New Zealand have confirmed they were not invited to a crunch meeting to discuss the future of the America's Cup World Series event in Sardinia.

The event, which is scheduled to be contested next month, is in jeopardy due to the coronavirus outbreak and the current state of lockdown in Italy. Sardinia is an island situated in the Mediterranean Sea off the country's west coast.

As first reported by the Herald, challenger of record Luna Rossa called a meeting between syndicates this morning to discuss how to approach the regatta going forward, but neglected to invite Team NZ to the proceedings.

Fellow teams American Magic and Ineos Team UK were invited and attended the meeting, the Herald understands.

A spokesperson for Team NZ confirmed the exclusion to the Herald in a written statement.

"Emirates Team New Zealand were not invited or part of toady's meeting. All we have to go off is the statement that the Challenger of Record issued earlier this morning."

The statement sent out by Luna Rossa said the Italian-based syndicate was closely monitoring the developments and any potential impact on the event in Sardinia, which is set to run from April 23-26.

"At this stage there are no elements which prohibit the ACWS Cagliari – Sardinia to take place on schedule (23rd to the 26th of April), the Italian government's decree of suspension of the sport activities/events expiring on the 3rd of April," the statement read.

"Any further updates from COR 36 regarding the ACWS Sardinia – Cagliari event will be posted on the America's Cup website."

The Herald understands that the challengers reached agreement on "a way forward" during the meeting - but will need agreement from TNZ.

Sources have indicated that the latest snub has made it evident that "all is not well" between the Kiwi syndicate and Luna Rossa.

 

In January the teams reportedly clashed over the wind range to be enforced for next year's America's Cup, a dispute that could significantly impact the design for the boats to be sailed in Auckland.

Team New Zealand wanted the top end limit to be 24 knots whereas Luna Rossa were set on 20 knots. The arbitration panel ruled in favour of Team NZ.

All sporting events in Italy have been cancelled until April 4 due to the Coronavirus outbreak that has the country in lockdown.

The first stop on the World Series will be a historic event as the four syndicates get out on the water to race their AC75s for the first time.

Last week American Magic skipper Dean Barker, who won the America's Cup with Team New Zealand in 2000, labelled the Cagliari event a "risky proposition".

Speaking to the Radio Sport Breakfast, Barker last Friday said they could only work with the information they had at the moment, which was that at this stage the event would go ahead as planned.

"I think you'd say with everything you read about in Italy, it sounds like it's certainly a risky proposition right now, but I'm sure the guys running the event there are talking with the Italian government and what have you to try and understand what's required," Barker said.

"You hear about football matches and things with no one in the stadiums and all the travel bans around Northern Italy. So, definitely, you do wonder how likely it is that it will happen."

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wondering if AM has started to pack up or are they just waiting it out longer?

I would suspect with the time it would take to pack everything up, ship it across the ocean, unpack and set it, would take about a month no?

what happens if AM doesn't end up showing up to Italy?

If Italy has been cancelled and AM is still at their current base, would they get penalized x days sailing like what happened last cup with NZ being cancelled?

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UK not in EU now.

What if they shut borders to travel from Italy?

AM can get to Auckland. 

 

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1 hour ago, dent said:

wondering if AM has started to pack up or are they just waiting it out longer?

I would suspect with the time it would take to pack everything up, ship it across the ocean, unpack and set it, would take about a month no?

what happens if AM doesn't end up showing up to Italy?

If Italy has been cancelled and AM is still at their current base, would they get penalized x days sailing like what happened last cup with NZ being cancelled?

Hard to work out to make it fair. If that is what you want. F1 motorsport limits test days. However why should any AC challenger limit their test days. 

Moving the boats around the world is a disadvantage for some teams. For instance ETNZ shipping to Europe.

So if Cagliari and Portsmouth are cancelled ETNZ will have wasted loads of testing time (though why should the challengers care?). 

AM in the meantime can just hang out in Pensacola until they need to ship to NZ saving valuable time and money. 

 

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6 minutes ago, winchfodder said:

Hard to work out to make it fair. If that is what you want. F1 motorsport limits test days. However why should any AC challenger limit their test days. 

Moving the boats around the world is a disadvantage for some teams. For instance ETNZ shipping to Europe.

So if Cagliari and Portsmouth are cancelled ETNZ will have wasted loads of testing time (though why should the challengers care?). 

AM in the meantime can just hang out in Pensacola until they need to ship to NZ saving valuable time and money. 

 

The way things are going, I'd consider packing B1 and the team off to NZ sooner rather than later in case travel gets too restricted. 

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36 minutes ago, NeedAClew said:

UK not in EU now.

What if they shut borders to travel from Italy?

AM can get to Auckland. 

 

It is actually but don’t worry about the facts, passports work fine, no border issues.

 

all that actually happens later when the Uk actually leaves. 

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2 minutes ago, JALhazmat said:

It is actually but don’t worry about the facts, passports work fine, no border issues.

all that actually happens later when the Uk actually leaves. 

UK has left the EU, there are transitionary arrangements in place until December, however a lot of flights to/from Italy are cancelled and the government is quarantining Italian visitors (source BBC, make of that for bias what you will). 

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Oh right thanks for  letting me know.  Strangely my red passport still works, there are no issues with travel unless you are a feeble minded twat that can’t work out a passport scanner or a queue   At passport control. 
 

any fucking about is corona virus related, NOT Brexit.

 

i fly at least every week throughout Europe including the very day Brexit occurred, the effect? Non existent.  

and while those Transition arrangements are in place fuck all has changed. 

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My point was yes there are passport checks and "freely travel" not perhaps as freely.  Point is corona virus controls.

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CORONA VIRUS... Which has nothing to do with the UK being in the EU. 

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See if there’s a release in English, otherwise you’ll have to G-tran from FareVela

https://farevela.net/2020/03/11/americas-cup-si-faranno-le-acws-di-cagliari-il-cor36-attende-i-risultati-dellazione-del-governo-italiano/

In a nutshell, the CoR reiterates that, at the moment, there’s no impediment to the Cagliari ACWS since the government has vetoed all sport events only up to April 3. In two weeks’ time, it will become apparent how effective the latest lockdown measures are being, and a final decision will be taken

My understanding is that the CoR is firmly in control and will not be shanghaied

BTW, FareVela links an article by El País that is by far the best explanation of the cases evolution and statistics - unfortunately, it’s in Spanish

 

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Thks Xlot.

Gtrans.

Cagliari - Will the highly anticipated AC World Series scheduled in Cagliari from 23 to 26 April be held? The scope of the event, which would mark the first ever in the regatta of the new AC75s in view of the 36th America's Cup, was registering a rapid full booking in Cagliari. On the other hand, the much more urgent management of the Coronavirus emergency, with the DPCM blocking the entire Italian system until April 3, obliges to make decisions that a sailing event, however important, can only follow.
The Ichnusa pier in Cagliari, home of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli base

The next two weeks, when the concrete effects of the measures taken by the Government on the growth curve of COVID-19 can be seen, will be decisive. In the event of a decrease in the infection, and consequent flattening and then decrease of the "bell", the Caglairi event could still be disputed. Otherwise it will be canceled, but at that point there will be other priorities.

At this link one of the best emergency analytical studies, with all the scientific data, published by the main Spanish newspaper El Pais.

The Challenger of Record 36 (COR 36), or the organizer of the events that precede the 36th America’s Cup, seems to be doing this. In fact, his latest communication of 10 March reads as follows:

"The COR 36 is monitoring in detail the developments regarding the Coronavirus crisis and any potential impact on the AC World Series Sardinia - the Cagliari regatta scheduled from 23 to 26 April 2020.
At this time there are no elements that prohibit the ACWS Cagliari-Sardinia from taking place on the scheduled dates (23-26 April), given that the Italian Government's Decree Law on the suspension of sporting activities / events expires on 3 April.
Any further updates from the COR36 regarding the ACWS Sardinia-Cagliari will be published on the America's Cup website. "

Then, translating, the press release properly and without alarmism awaits the practical results of the DPCM of 9 March with decision-making evaluation postponed to the end of March. Everything, probably, will depend on the scientific effectiveness of the measures taken by the Government and, even more, on the civic reception that Italy is making of them. After a weekend of escapes from Milan, opening of the second homes in the Center-South, and in some cases underestimating the proximity measures, the country seems to have taken the correct behavior. The results could arrive soon, decreasing the only essential data, that of the new cases, the diffusion index (R / 0) and the consequent decrease of the curve, with the possibility of not flooding the hospital wards in the front line from the beginning of the crisis. Once in possession of such data, the Government can take the appropriate decisions.
 
 

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Anyone have the ‘Breakfast Radio with Barker’ interview link please? It could be good for more than his ‘risky proposition’ Cagliari comment.

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The national lockdown has been further expanded: for two weeks (until March 25) all shops/bars/restaurants will be closed - except essenial activities like pharmacies and foodstuff. Probably not a coincidence that it’s the same time frame mentioned in the CoR’s statement

 

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1 hour ago, Stingray~ said:

Anyone have the ‘Breakfast Radio with Barker’ interview link please? It could be good for more than his ‘risky proposition’ Cagliari comment.

Hi SR. You wouldn’t recognize Rome these days, looks like the set of some Sci-Fi movie where 90% of the population has been killed by a virus (...) and the few survivors wander disconsolately in the empty streets ...

 

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3 hours ago, Stingray~ said:

Anyone have the ‘Breakfast Radio with Barker’ interview link please? It could be good for more than his ‘risky proposition’ Cagliari comment.

You mean this one...?

https://www.radiosport.co.nz/on-air/radio-sport-breakfast/audio-interviews/dean-barker-americas-cup-event-a-risky-proposition-following-outbreak/

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But China said it was all getting better...

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1 hour ago, rh3000 said:

But China said it was all getting better...

And mr tangerine man said US cases would soon be zero. 

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Imagine if they had like... agendas or something...

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29 minutes ago, kenergy said:

And mr tangerine man said US cases would soon be zero. 

usa has decided to take the british national symbol as their own

the " rampant lyin "

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I think it's inconceivable that this event can happen now.  This shit's getting real. Portsmouth has to be a great risk too with measures expected any minute to push the peak in the UK firmly into that date range.

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8 hours ago, Tornado-Cat said:

And even worse, because it means that if the measure lasts more than 30 days American Magic could not come back home.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/11/coronavirus-trump-suspends-all-travel-from-europe.html

It doesn't apply to US citizens, or trade so the boat and US members of the team can go home. The others just need to travel via a country not on the banned list, say the Bahamas. Or Tahiti.

The ban isn't even on all European countries, only the 26 in the Schengen Area that have abolished passport and border controls. Trump only ever sees things through his own reality distortion lens so has been trumpeting his border wall again to stop the virus. Even though the US has many more cases than Mexico. Maybe he's trying to protect Mexicans from infected Americans?

Meanwhile, infected US citizens have started exporting the disease to other countries…

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1 hour ago, RobG said:

It doesn't apply to US citizens, or trade so the boat and US members of the team can go home. The others just need to travel via a country not on the banned list, say the Bahamas. Or Tahiti.

The ban isn't even on all European countries, only the 26 in the Schengen Area that have abolished passport and border controls. Trump only ever sees things through his own reality distortion lens so has been trumpeting his border wall again to stop the virus. Even though the US has many more cases than Mexico. Maybe he's trying to protect Mexicans from infected Americans?

Meanwhile, infected US citizens have started exporting the disease to other countries…

You can't get around the ban by going through a third country. You will be asked before boarding a flight to the US if you have been in any Schengen country in the last two weeks (or whatever). If you have, and are not a US resident, you won't be able to get on the airplane.

That's the way it worked when I flew to AUS (and back) a few weeks ago, with regard to AUS shutting down travel for anyone who had been to China, and the US doing the same. That obviously didn't do the job, since covid-19 is there, and in the US..

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2 hours ago, RobG said:

 Even though the US has many more cases than Mexico. Maybe he's trying to protect Mexicans from infected Americans?

Meanwhile, infected US citizens have started exporting the disease to other countries…

The measures themselves are not bad but it is too little too late.

As you say they already have the virus within the country now, so not worth it. It's more a gesture to tell that something has been done and perhaps to prepare a new announcement.

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5 hours ago, Brittaniawaivestherules said:

I think it's inconceivable that this event can happen now.  This shit's getting real. Portsmouth has to be a great risk too with measures expected any minute to push the peak in the UK firmly into that date range.

Afraid so. Consider McLaren’s withdrawing from the Melbourne F1 GP because one mechanic tested positive

 

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1 hour ago, Xlot said:

Afraid so. Consider McLaren’s withdrawing from the Melbourne F1 GP because one mechanic tested positive

 

Melborune cancelled now

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13 hours ago, kenergy said:

And mr tangerine man said US cases would soon be zero. 

Well, he is a fckg idiot and knows nothing.  It will be huge in the US because there is no coordinated Federal response.  That is what happens when Frump fires the Pandemic Response Team in 2018 because he didn't understand the need.  He is afraid of science, truly a dark scar on the US. 

The whole point of restricting crowds is to slow down the spread so that it doesn't overwhelm the healthcare systems like it did in China and Italy and could happen in the US.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/science/coronavirus-curve-mitigation-infection.html

 

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37 minutes ago, The_Alchemist said:

Well, he is a fckg idiot and knows nothing.  It will be huge in the US because there is no coordinated Federal response.  That is what happens when Frump fires the Pandemic Response Team in 2018 because he didn't understand the need.  He is afraid of science, truly a dark scar on the US. 

The whole point of restricting crowds is to slow down the spread so that it doesn't overwhelm the healthcare systems like it did in China and Italy and could happen in the US.

image.thumb.png.658d5e60cc32f0da5a6c5c47ed02080b.png

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/science/coronavirus-curve-mitigation-infection.html

 

No way Cagliari is going ahead now. 

The whole ACWS event programme must be in jeopardy. Portsmouth probably going as well.

ETNZ best ship their boat straight home. AM stay where they are until shipping to NZ. LR and INEOS are in the best position as they can 'accidentally' get on with illegal hook ups. 

I guess ETNZ could carry onto Cagliari and either try and keep the other two honest, or even play the hook up game themselves. Though that would be stupid of the challengers to help ETNZ unless they are very insecure with their progress. Equally ETNZ might not want to give too much away.  

Impasse!

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49 minutes ago, winchfodder said:

No way Cagliari is going ahead now. 

The whole ACWS event programme must be in jeopardy. Portsmouth probably going as well.

ETNZ best ship their boat straight home. AM stay where they are until shipping to NZ. LR and INEOS are in the best position as they can 'accidentally' get on with illegal hook ups. 

I guess ETNZ could carry onto Cagliari and either try and keep the other two honest, or even play the hook up game themselves. Though that would be stupid of the challengers to help ETNZ unless they are very insecure with their progress. Equally ETNZ might not want to give too much away.  

Impasse!

Apparently Ineos is packing up.

http://www.sailingsardinia.it/gli-inglesi-sparecchiano/?fbclid=IwAR01TePY1Oki99HHBQLInMn_NBVUo8JwYfLozAUGZFX4PyluglrQqLRgFUg

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6 minutes ago, JALhazmat said:

Yup LR is fucked 

TH says bobstay broke. If that is twisting sideways, which they do,  then the loads will be off-center. Brittania has twin bowsprits for that reason, well one reason.

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8 minutes ago, JALhazmat said:

They also have something else but no one noticed yet 

I suspect they are really loading that rig to get the mast to twist properly.

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34 minutes ago, JALhazmat said:

Boat mod, not settings 

 

 

This?

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Picture from Sailingsardinia (minus yellow lines)

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