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2 minutes ago, jsn7821 said:

WHO IS ON THE BACKSTAY

I was... but I'm on the couch sinking piss... should I have been doing something?

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1 minute ago, Hitchhiker said:

My text as this day started.

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Carnage for how many millions?

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The tack went fine but the runner screwed the bear away. Someone is ringing the bell. 

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As soon as I saw them tacking around the mark, I literally spit out my beer. Nathan had it right, bear away would have been the safer move.

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fuck they took their time to right that boat...

Can't recall if patriot has capsized before... someone forgot it needs a bung?

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Been pretty up front about my support of LR, but sure as fuck hate to see a race end that way.

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Just now, Barnyb said:

Youtube feed finishing.

Is there another feed?

Nah TVNZ will be going to news

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can definely see a complete  rethink of crew position wise on the old flat top sperm cell

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Hahahahaha

AM starts sinking - sad melodramatic music starts - "we'll see you next weekend!" - live feed ENDS

???????????? 

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Even if it doesn’t sink there electronics are going to be all f&*ked up 

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1 minute ago, Gissie said:

This. How can you grind and call tactics.

Exactly. Huffin and puffin trying to pump like a young buck. Ain't happening. Somebody needs to have their head out of the boat. No fault but theirs.

But damn, ETNZ designed an indestructible mast section. How and the heck did that mast not break?

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1 minute ago, Kate short for Bob said:

Call it whatever way you wish but AM fucked entry to the starting box, got the start wrong, got lucky on one leg and then went to hard when they had 500m in the bank.

Your right but it still sucks for the overall competition, I hope they get the boat working again soon. 

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Just now, Redreuben said:

Your right but it still sucks for the overall competition, I hope they get the boat working again soon. 

Agreed.  

LOL I wonder if AM found that long line I lost out there.

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  • Glad everyone got through that safe & in 1 piece
  • Who called that move\? Fairly certain I heard D.B. advising against it
  • Is there something else broken on Patriot? never seen any of current breed of boat flood that fast
  • Someone, somewhere is gonna take one in the butt......

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2 minutes ago, Varan said:

Exactly. Huffin and puffin trying to pump like a young buck. Ain't happening. Somebody needs to have their head out of the boat. No fault but theirs.

But damn, ETNZ designed an indestructible mast section. How and the heck did that mast not break?

Or the foils under that cartwheel

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2 minutes ago, Varan said:

Exactly. Huffin and puffin trying to pump like a young buck. Ain't happening. Somebody needs to have their head out of the boat. No fault but theirs.

But damn, ETNZ designed an indestructible mast section. How and the heck did that mast not break?

umm ... not mutsh ryting moment

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Just now, bgytr said:

Maybe time to change a few things around the organization?

Nathan is a free agent

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I hope that the other teams including ETNZ chip in and help. There’s enough tenders out there to stop the boat sinking. A lot of electronics will need fixing or replacing. Other syndicates should cough up spares to help. 
 

The Bad days of Dennis Conner win at all cost are behind us and teams should act accordingly 

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Just now, Piet56 said:
  • Glad everyone got through that safe & in 1 piece
  • Who called that move\? Fairly certain I heard D.B. advising against it
  • Is there something else broken on Patriot? never seen any of current breed of boat flood that fast
  • Someone, somewhere is gonna take one in the butt......

Dean called it.  The sail trimmer kept trying to talk them out of it.

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Yeah. They were ahead. They should have been conservative. They wanted to shut the door, so they were doing an agressive move in a huge puff, and then there was something of almost a mutiny, and someone forgot to let off the runner. Definition of chaos. I guess sailing in big wind can get that way, but this is indemic of a leader-tactition-grinder mindset.

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8 minutes ago, GBR562 said:

shit it could sink

 

wot are u seeing that I cant?

These boats are usually pretty easy to right

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 See you all again Friday. Hopefully 3 boats make the start line. 

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1 minute ago, Piet56 said:

Who called that move\? Fairly certain I heard D.B. advising against it

I dont think they have someone in charge on the boat.  There is a disconnect.  Perhaps Barker doesn't want to be just Helmsman but Skipper as well.

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Just now, nroose said:

Yeah. They were ahead. They should have been conservative.

Nah, you should do the same thing you do every time. Letting the leeward runner off, for instance.

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2 minutes ago, Piet56 said:
  • Glad everyone got through that safe & in 1 piece
  • Who called that move\? Fairly certain I heard D.B. advising against it
  • Is there something else broken on Patriot? never seen any of current breed of boat flood that fast
  • Someone, somewhere is gonna take one in the butt......

It was goodie who was questioning the manouvres

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You can hear Goodison trying to talk them out of the maneuver. Kept saying "this is gonna be a rough one". So who called it Barker or TH?

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Just now, Barnyb said:

TNZ went sailing the day after their last capsize!

Patriot ain't ETNZ stud......

 

Holy shit - well that's a hell of a cash conversion job.......

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Just now, zillafreak said:

You can hear Goodison trying to talk them out of the maneuver. Kept saying "this is gonna be a rough one". So who called it Barker or TH?

thats the problem on AM , who the fuck LEAD that boat

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Did they sink?  My coverage crapped out just after the capsize

 

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1 minute ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

Won't qualify under the nationality clause.

He's been resident in NZ for quite some time, so maybe…

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See y'all next week I guess.... I am back to bed..... 05h a.m..... that's enough excitement for the day......

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3 minutes ago, nroose said:

I guess sailing in big wind can get that way, but this is indemic of a leader-tactition-grinder mindset.

Hutchison is supposedly Skipper and Director.  WTF at 52 years of age is he doing grinding AND making calls!

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Well, on the bright side, the boat seemed very fast in these conditions.

But wow they have fundamental crew role issues and they need to make a change immediately.

Hope the boat can be back out on the water quickly so they can practice whatever new arrangement they decide on.

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4 minutes ago, mako23 said:

I hope that the other teams including ETNZ chip in and help. There’s enough tenders out there to stop the boat sinking, But a lot of electronics will need fixing or replacing. Other syndicates should cough up spares to help 

I don't know about SHOULD, but I hope they do.

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3 minutes ago, Barnyb said:

TNZ went sailing the day after their last capsize!

They were not half full of water 

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3 minutes ago, Barnyb said:

TNZ went sailing the day after their last capsize!

NZ didn't fly so high out of the water and come crashing back down.

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Why does Deano grip the wheel so hard? Does not show confidence or comfort. 

So far, in the Prada Cup, my favorite helmsperson is Francesco Bruni. Calm, smart, love listening to this guy.

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Great, now I have to watch cricket

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The bottom line though is that even if you lose every round robin race, you still have the same chance of making the final as the boat that finishes second.

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Is anyone out in the water at the moment who can give us an update. The morons cut the broadcasts 

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Just now, Varan said:

Why does Deano grip the wheel so hard? Does not show confidence or comfort. 

So far, in the Prada Cup, my favorite helmsperson is Francesco Bruni. Calm, smart, love listening to this guy.

And he inspires confidence 

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On live news now... boat is still singking... fuck

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1 minute ago, JALhazmat said:

They were not half full of water 

Half? 

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5 minutes ago, nroose said:

Yeah. They were ahead. They should have been conservative. They wanted to shut the door, so they were doing an agressive move in a huge puff, and then there was something of almost a mutiny, and someone forgot to let off the runner. Definition of chaos. I guess sailing in big wind can get that way, but this is indemic of a leader-tactition-grinder mindset.

When we sail in good wind, even when not ahead, we are generally conservative.

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Floatation buoys attached... but it was almost just sails above the water now... seriously...

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Helmsman steers the boat ....

 

 

Barker  C.    H.   O.    K.    E.    D.  

 

System normal

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1 minute ago, Redreuben said:

Great, now I have to watch cricket

Fuck the Indians are

still batting. Sad Face

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1 minute ago, rh3000 said:

On live news now... boat is still singking... fuck

NZ news or a live stream somewhere? 
 

poor fuckers 

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If it doesn't go down to the bottom of the sea, it's going to be a lot of work to get back in commission

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Just now, Baconator said:

Helmsman steers the boat ....

 

 

Barker  C.    H.   O.    K.    E.    D.  

 

System normal

Sock prick. 

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Electronics and seawater aren't friends

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4 minutes ago, RobG said:

He's been resident in NZ for quite some time, so maybe…

Not of the US but, which is who it's being suggested he sail for.

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Just now, JALhazmat said:

NZ news or a live stream somewhere? 
 

poor fuckers 

Live over the air broadcast... TVNZ One News does to a live stream, see if you can get it running

LSD

https://fb.watch/33wrXqR9Rg/

 

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50 minutes ago, nroose said:

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.

Ahem

 

(thay went smaller)

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Bugger I don’t do Faceache 

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Hey, guys, pass me my old blue bucket...

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That port foil hit the water almost flat. The forces transmitted up the arm to the hull pivot must have been huge. My bet is that there is a crack there! 

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4 minutes ago, arr4ws said:

BOAT IS SINKING

zis is ze coast guard; vat are you sinking?

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