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1 minute ago, Enzedel92 said:

InEOS is a rocket ship 

Nope, better playing the shifts.

The boats look roughly even.

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Just now, Enzedel92 said:

InEOS is a rocket ship 

Rocket ship racing rocket ship today. Ineos are picking the shifts superbly. 

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My wife of over 20 years who has lived through and sat on powerboats for Olympic campaigns, AC, European circuits, F50s just looked up from her book and asked , “Prada is a good looking boat, so what is up with the lobster claws...?” 

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26’ seconds 1/2 a small mistake

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1 minute ago, XPRO said:

My wife of over 20 years who has lived through and sat on powerboats for Olympic campaigns, AC, European circuits, F50s just looked up from her book and asked , “Prada is a good looking boat, so what is up with the lobster claws...?” 

just wait for the small raped bul on AM.... that'll get er

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Next door is a yachtie, Ex-Pat Brit.... they have the stereo up with Monty Python "Tell me that you love me" as INEOS sat on Prada..... :lol::lol:

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errrr yes..... why do you ask??  Thank God I've got Outeridge and Kenny R on the youtube feed.....

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Its Looking to me that Ineos has Sailed a tactical win not a boat speed win

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Good breeze out there now by the looks of those white caps. 

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Good tactics by Ineos, really poor by LR on that upwind leg

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Just now, Redreuben said:

Its Looking to me that Ineos has Sailed a tactical win not a boat speed win

Indeed, nailed the shifts quite well...

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WOW..! That was a wind shift race so hard to tell who was faster but Ineos didn't look slow. Well done Giles ..! Well done grinders..!

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Ok America. 
Step Up

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Great race. 

Thought Luna Rossa had a chance to hold Ineos outside the committee boat at the start and didn't take it, for some reason.

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1 minute ago, idontwan2know said:

Great race. 

Thought Luna Rossa had a chance to hold Ineos outside the committee boat at the start and didn't take it, for some reason.

Pretty hard to slow these boats down, I think.

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1 minute ago, idontwan2know said:

Great race. 

Thought Luna Rossa had a chance to hold Ineos outside the committee boat at the start and didn't take it, for some reason.

I was wondering that. 

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Off to terrorize the waterfowl of Corse, enjoy the next match.

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That was Much Better !!

well most of it anyway (last lap not so much)

 

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INEOS appears to be more "stable" ... played the shifts really well & the speeds are eye watering...... looking at "the numbers with Kenny" surprised me how much faster INEOS was through the range......

 

Ladies, I think we got us a yacht race,.......

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Now that was a good race.  LR gave UK several split opportunities and they took advantage of it.  UK has much higher downwind speed.

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1 minute ago, Jean-Baptiste said:

Off to terrorize the waterfowl of Corse, enjoy the next match.

Salute! Bon Chasse!

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Juan Vila is INEOS weather  guy ? I think he has a couple Volvo and two cup wins as navigator and weather specialist. INEOS seem to have  sailors actively sailing the conditions not just going fast until the edges come up. 

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Four observations from this...

1. Foil arms, which get little recognition here, are amazingly strong and resilient. 

2. For the broadcast team, please consider a mute button for us watching. The broadcasts off the boats were captivating when we could hear them.

3. Orange is fast. Next week, expect to see more more orange bowsprits, or more wins by the frackers.

4. Watching the boats being towed out, something was different with INEOS when compared to the xmas cup. I cannot quite put my finger on it, but here is a pic of them being towed out at xmas...

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2 minutes ago, Varan said:

Four observations from this...

1. Foil arms, which get little recognition here, are amazingly strong and resilient. 

2. For the broadcast team, please consider a mute button for us watching. The broadcasts off the boats were captivating when we could hear them.

3. Orange is fast. Next week, expect to see more more orange bowsprits, or more wins by the frackers.

4. Watching the boats being towed out, something was different with INEOS when compared to the xmas cup. I cannot quite put my finger on it, but here is a pic of them being towed out at xmas...

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nice

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1 minute ago, crashtack said:

It seemed like tactics won that, yet LR sailed 500m less distance. What gives?

Ineos 2 knots faster downhill 

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Sir Ben and the boys are starting to look like the real thing!

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1 hour ago, The_Alchemist said:

NO, both should not have been sailed!  The winds yesterday were not there and it was obvious.  Today, they know the weather, they know that a front is coming in that will hit during the first race and shift the winds.  They are trying to force races into bad conditions and are looking like a joke!  Just like in the Xmas cup, they didn't even schedule in the time for a make up day.  

If the race meets the criteria to start, they start and is fair, it goes until someone wins or the time limit expires. Simple. Deal with it. 

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I hope Ben & Terry have their "CRT" crew ready to go ...... *Crisis response therapy"...... Not knocking - just sayin......

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8 minutes ago, Varan said:

Four observations from this...

1. Foil arms, which get little recognition here, are amazingly strong and resilient. 

2. For the broadcast team, please consider a mute button for us watching. The broadcasts off the boats were captivating when we could hear them.

3. Orange is fast. Next week, expect to see more more orange bowsprits, or more wins by the frackers.

4. Watching the boats being towed out, something was different with INEOS when compared to the xmas cup. I cannot quite put my finger on it, but here is a pic of them being towed out at xmas...

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Agreed and no-one is talking about FCS problems any more... ^_^

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1 minute ago, rh3000 said:

Agreed and no-one is talking about FCS problems any more... ^_^

Especially Ben, which goes back to my point that he was just whinging cos he was losing. Bit like Dean yesterday really.

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1 hour ago, The_Alchemist said:

NO, both should not have been sailed!  The winds yesterday were not there and it was obvious.  Today, they know the weather, they know that a front is coming in that will hit during the first race and shift the winds.  They are trying to force races into bad conditions and are looking like a joke!  Just like in the Xmas cup, they didn't even schedule in the time for a make up day.  

Yet the same 2 teams keep winning. Funny, that.

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I never loved the cats but I’m sold on the AC75s. Racing doesn’t get better than that.

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2 minutes ago, Enzedel92 said:

AM making late sail change what the hell

Did they say whether they went larger or smaller? I fear they went smaller and will regret the decision. I still don't get why these boats are using the low aspect ratio jibs. I thought TNZ taught all the challengers that lesson during the Christmas cup.

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AM don’t look like in any hurry to get this one underway.

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Francesco Bruni:   "When the America's Cup is on, every Italian is a sailor."   Love their enthusiasm. :)

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Dean Barker has to be removed from the helm

 

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Oh FOR FUCKS SAKE !

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The trailer Sailers at Nedlands start better than that !

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AM gonna boat speed them to death, little foils gonna do it for them

hmm maybe not 

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Nice Lee bow

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3 minutes ago, nroose said:

AM is fast!?

Seems to me all 3 boats are roughly equal.

Tactics and boat handling has been the winning of all the races IMO.

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1 hour ago, Kate short for Bob said:

Not in windward leeward match racing.  You might get away with it in fleet racing..

This is not a regular windward leeward match racing, it's the AC, ever heard of the AC spirit ?

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Barker sounds confident that the left is where it’s at. 

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4 minutes ago, Sailor Y said:

AM is gonna bag 'em....despite Barker

Yeah nice one arsehole... when they are behind blame barker, when they are in front point out it ain't Barker... 

So far, AM have suffered from their *tactics*... and made their gains from *sailing*...

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2 minutes ago, rh3000 said:

Yeah nice one arsehole... when they are behind blame barker, when they are in front point out it ain't Barker... 

So far, AM have suffered from their *tactics*... and made their gains from *sailing*...

I used up my quota of upvotes again today. But +1 on this.

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OH FUCK !

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9 minutes ago, rh3000 said:

Yeah nice one arsehole... when they are behind blame barker, when they are in front point out it ain't Barker... 

So far, AM have suffered from their *tactics*... and made their gains from *sailing*...

You were saying RHIDIOT?   But I should have added Barker's starts which is what I really meant

 

 

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1 minute ago, Sailor Y said:

You were saying RHIDIOT?

 

Oh right so Barker to blame again eh... at least you are consistent...

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1 minute ago, Enzedel92 said:

This is absurd!!!!  Enough is enough!!

USA has "retired"...... reclining more like !!!

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Sack the guy on the runner - now where have I heard that one before :rolleyes:

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Wow, snatched defeat from the jaws of victory 

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2 hours ago, Tugboat said:

My prediction.... someone is going to have a butt clencher of a wipeout today. 

Called it.

Hope the crew are all okay though. 

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What the fuck? They just shit canned the YT feed with no post race interviews or anything.

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Just now, jaysper said:

What the fuck? They just shit canned the YT feed with no post race interviews or anything.

still running for me... am I that much behind?

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