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Another link for weather. This is the aviation forecast at the island airport, about 3 miles from the race course. They are a little more detailed than the marine forecast for some reason.

 

http://www.flightplanning.navcanada.ca/cgi...e-obs/metar.cgi

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whatever this euro shit says

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Who is on heart breaker?

 

Dave Dellenbaugh, Wally Cross, Bob, Jon Upton, Bill Bennett, Mike Buckley, John Traut, Mike Hill. Ted Etheridge and a woman who's name I can't remember.

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Dave Dellenbaugh, Wally Cross, Bob, Jon Upton, Bill Bennett, Mike Buckley, John Traut, Mike Hill. Ted Etheridge and a woman who's name I can't remember.

 

Becky Damore?

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Ellen Johnson is her name, per the website

 

My bad.

 

Spoke with a guy in Toronto and he indicated that the weather was starting to ramp up.

 

Should be a great day to watch a Match race from my office. cold over there @ RCYC

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My bad.

 

Spoke with a guy in Toronto and he indicated that the weather was starting to ramp up.

 

Should be a great day to watch a Match race from my office. cold over there @ RCYC

 

I have the fan on in my office...just for the breeze...

 

Should be interesting if the breeze comes on. Might point more toward boathandling. HB typically likes more breeze.

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I have the fan on in my office...just for the breeze...

 

Should be interesting if the breeze comes on. Might point more toward boathandling. HB typically likes more breeze.

 

I Agree, I think boathandling should favor HB. Wonder what the weights come in at for both boats?

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Let's get some stuff going. Bora...what do you have today? Sly?

 

 

what do you mean?

I have a little buzz from the tequila last night but thats about it

 

looking at the forecast hb should lay the smack down. i am very skeptical though if bob wins this that he will be able to change the event to what he is claiming he wants to do. I dont think the canadians will go for it.

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what do you mean?

I have a little buzz from the tequila last night but thats about it

 

Who do you like in this event? I don't know much about the RC team. Who actually will be on the boat?

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wtf i have now gotten myself lost in pop ups trying to get the tracker to come up. anyone get this thing working with positions coming back the transponders have to be online by now

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Who do you like in this event? I don't know much about the RC team. Who actually will be on the boat?

 

 

RC team shelled out a significant amount of money to bring in some big names, I think it is too little too late, but i could be totally wrong.

 

It is funny they have a really nice official website but no one has took the time to enter any team info.

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wtf i have now gotten myself lost in pop ups trying to get the tracker to come up. anyone get this thing working with positions coming back the transponders have to be online by now

 

Somebody call Clean.

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OK, just got off the phone with Clean and the transmitters/tracking will be activated before the starts only - costs some satellite $$$ to have it on all the time.

 

It will be on for the duration of the race and off for the night. On again before the race starts tomorrow and so on.

 

Keep checking.

 

LZ

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Tracker will go live at the start - Jerry is putting in a short delay so that it's smooth, but once running, it should be sending posi updates every 15 seconds or so, with accuracy to a meter. That's why I'm here. The breeze died down to 12 or so, but the clouds are building and we expect the breeze to as well. Tomorrow is looking even heavier.

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Alright - we are rolling to the start on a cold bastard of a morning. I got a PM from Maddog this morning - he finally realized that i was in TO, and typed his laughter that the escapee from the tundra was back on a lake in mid-october.

 

I went to sleep at 7 AM this morning, having worked on the front page article, the press release, and the stupid website all night long. I got 40 minutes of sleep, so forgive me if I'm a little spacy.

 

Pics are on their way of the morning.

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OK, just got off the phone with Clean and the transmitters/tracking will be activated before the starts only - costs some satellite $$$ to have it on all the time.

 

It will be on for the duration of the race and off for the night. On again before the race starts tomorrow and so on.

 

Keep checking.

 

LZ

 

Once they're on, will there be 'zoom' capability?

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Cold as tits here at the other end of the lake, hope you guys have some breeze. Looks like All the weather info I've seen puts you guys in at about 5-10kts

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Clean...Do you have a linrup card for the Canadian boat?

This will be up on the cancuplive.com site tonight, with pics and bios. Sorry for taking too long, but we just got hired for this thing about four days ago!

 

Alex Krstajic - Helm

Gavin Brady - Tactician

Cameron Dunn

Jon Ziskind

Ian Nowell

Dave Jarvis

Rossi Milev

Ian Hogan

Rob Fox

 

I'm not sure about those last two - they made their final selections yesterday at weigh-in. There guys who could be on instead of the last two are Hugh Beaton, Matt Johnston, Rob Emery, Kevin Stittle.

 

I'll see if I can get more. There's a link on the RCYC.CA site under regattas>Canada's Cup that may be updated. Feel free to put it up here for the benefit of the viewers.

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Back to front:

 

Gavin Brady

Alek Krstajic

Cameron Dunn

Jon Ziskind

Matt Johnston

Dave Jarvis

Chris Cook

Billy Gooderham

Pedro - Ian Nowell

 

It's Becky Damore who is floating for HB.

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Tim -It's going to be auto-zooming for now, the closer they get the closer they'll zoom. We'll see how it works today, and if manual is preferable we'll change it back to that.

 

Someone else asked about the girl on Heartbreaker - that's Becky Damore, sails on Team Gill and I think a Mumm program - from Annapolis. We sailed with her in Ocean City, NJ - solid sailor, but only in the game a couple of years. Ted Etheridge, partner of BH in this cup (funded it), was meant to sail, but he was too heavy for the crew, so Becky got the call.

 

Little update - Jerry's guy Russ is having a stupid issue with the transponders - since the time is still set on west coast, they've got some shit happeing where it won't update because it things it's history. Getting it fixed...and prestart is only a few seconds away!

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Back to front:

 

Gavin Brady

Alek Krstajic

Cameron Dunn

Jon Ziskind

Matt Johnston

Dave Jarvis

Chris Cook

Billy Gooderham

Pedro - Ian Nowell

 

It's Becky Damore who is floating for HB.

 

 

wtf rossi and rob fox got cut?

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Once they're on, will there be 'zoom' capability?

 

 

OG- Doubleclick on the map where you want to zoom, and it will zoom.

 

EDIT: haven't figured out how to zoom out

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Tim -It's going to be auto-zooming for now, the closer they get the closer they'll zoom. We'll see how it works today, and if manual is preferable we'll change it back to that.

 

Someone else asked about the girl on Heartbreaker - that's Becky Damore, sails on Team Gill and I think a Mumm program - from Annapolis. We sailed with her in Ocean City, NJ - solid sailor, but only in the game a couple of years. Ted Etheridge, partner of BH in this cup (funded it), was meant to sail, but he was too heavy for the crew, so Becky got the call.

 

Little update - Jerry's guy Russ is having a stupid issue with the transponders - since the time is still set on west coast, they've got some shit happeing where it won't update because it things it's history. Getting it fixed...and prestart is only a few seconds away!

 

 

hmm bob got someone to fund it with the promise of going sailing. then cant make weight with him onboard and gives him the boot!!! Classic! So they must have been doing some good math there to have to take a little girl versus an adult male hahaha

 

little window into the inside there

 

Bora, how many cat 3 sailors do you want?

 

Both Rob and Rossi are cat 3.

 

 

rob is a cat 3! that is the best joke i have heard in a long time

 

 

tracker working yet?

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Getting the video camera out, and my lovely lady is on deck with her camera. This is pretty exciting, lots of sepctators despite the cold, and a LOT at stake. More on that later.

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This will be up on the cancuplive.com site tonight, with pics and bios. Sorry for taking too long, but we just got hired for this thing about four days ago!

 

Alex Krstajic - Helm

Gavin Brady - Tactician

Cameron Dunn

Jon Ziskind

Ian Nowell

Dave Jarvis

Rossi Milev

Ian Hogan

Rob Fox

 

I'm not sure about those last two - they made their final selections yesterday at weigh-in. There guys who could be on instead of the last two are Hugh Beaton, Matt Johnston, Rob Emery, Kevin Stittle.

 

I'll see if I can get more. There's a link on the RCYC.CA site under regattas>Canada's Cup that may be updated. Feel free to put it up here for the benefit of the viewers.

 

I guess Kevin Brown was not available

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10 minutes to a start. Going offline for a minute to get some video. It'll post quickly, promise. Please keep me apprised of the tracker...

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rob is a cat 3! that is the best joke i have heard in a long time

Why? I'm pretty sure the last time I saw Rob he's still paid to coach.. Or has been recently enough to not permit cat 1 status. Then again I'm terribly wrong most of the time.

 

Just trying to help... Which is usually disastrous.

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10 minutes to a start. Going offline for a minute to get some video. It'll post quickly, promise. Please keep me apprised of the tracker...

 

tracker seems to be on a 30 minute delay.

is that planned?

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Little update - Jerry's guy Russ is having a stupid issue with the transponders - since the time is still set on west coast, they've got some shit happeing where it won't update because it things it's history. Getting it fixed...and prestart is only a few seconds away!

 

I'm sure it will get fixed shortly, but maybe a dress rehearsal from dock for a few minutes the next time a day in advance.

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Why? I'm pretty sure the last time I saw Rob he's still paid to coach.

 

that is true, i guess i dont even want to go down this path and hijack the thread. ISAF classifications are f'ed

 

so far this is the biggest let down ever, i was about to go get a beer so i could properly spectate :(

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10 minutes to a start. Going offline for a minute to get some video. It'll post quickly, promise. Please keep me apprised of the tracker...

Clean, looks like you will be giving the blow by blow cuz we got nothin on the tracker.

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that is true, i guess i dont even want to go down this path and hijack the thread. ISAF classifications are f'ed

 

Yup, they sure can be.

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Boy that was a fun one!

 

I'm getting the video in right now...stand by. HB is bow out, started to leeward after splitting with Honour around the RC boat.

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I zoomed out and found the "Orange Leeward Mark" on I-90 just west of Rochester. It'll be a hell of a weather leg.

 

Woops, somebody pulled the mark. Nothing now.

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I'm sure it will get fixed shortly, but maybe a dress rehearsal from dock for a few minutes the next time a day in advance.

As opposed to the dress rehearsal that we did walking around TO at 4 AM - there's always something you forget. Sit tight, these guys are the best in the biz. Trust me ;)

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I'm sure it will get fixed shortly, but maybe a dress rehearsal from dock for a few minutes the next time a day in advance.

As opposed to the dress rehearsal that we did walking around TO at 4 AM - there's always something you forget. Sit tight, these guys are the best in the biz. Trust me ;)

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Heartbreaker has got wheels baby. Big wheels! They're off to the right now, split by a quarter mile with Honour. Kinda curious why Dave D wouldn't cover...

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Heartbreaker has got wheels baby. Big wheels! They're off to the right now, split by a quarter mile with Honour. Kinda curious why Dave D wouldn't cover...

 

Amazing that BH still hasn't learned that lesson. He lost the 2001 Cup for BYC by splitting on the last leg.

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Unbelieveable!!!

 

Honour gets a big shift and pressure, and rounds the mark 45 seconds ahead of HB. Why didn't he cover!!!!

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You can actually see the tracker bugging out as Russ is playing with it to fix it. I am stunned that HB just let that happen. Stunned.

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You can actually see the tracker bugging out as Russ is playing with it to fix it. I am stunned that HB just let that happen. Stunned.

 

Does he seem to have the legs to get back in front?

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This one just finished - I think it's the actual start. The pre-start is longer, still loading. Be patient - youtube takes a couple of minutes to process.

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Clean,

 

Now that you have left the legal profession for journalism you need to learn the country to the south is spelled CANADA not CANADIA. Check out the thread heading :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Heartbreaker has got wheels baby. Big wheels! They're off to the right now, split by a quarter mile with Honour. Kinda curious why Dave D wouldn't cover...

 

My history might be a little fuzzy, but didn't Dave D. caugh up the LV Cup by splitting in '95?

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Not to sound like a jackass, but can I assume there will be a link on the home page of Ionearth once its up and running, or will I need to go to an additional page?

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You can actually see the tracker bugging out as Russ is playing with it to fix it. I am stunned that HB just let that happen. Stunned.

"Hey why are those Canadians going over to the left, think they know something?" We got them right where we want them.

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Why didn't he cover!!!!

 

I've never heard that asked before in match racing.

 

Hey FastrSailr, you must be pretty good. I mean to put that out there like that about BH?

 

Being so good I'm sure you would be the first to trump your Gucci AC tactician and make the right call 100% of the time.

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My history might be a little fuzzy, but didn't Dave D. caugh up the LV Cup by splitting in '95?

 

No, he made the mistake of getting so far in front that he couldn't cover effectively.....I know, sounds silly.

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Clean,

 

Now that you have left the legal profession for journalism you need to learn the country to the south is spelled CANADA not CANADIA. Check out the thread heading :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Do you actually think that was accidental? Remember - the holder of the Cup are the Canadaliens, from Canadia.

 

here's the first youtube video.

 

HB behind by 24 seconds at the bottom mark, and the wind is up to 15. It's very much ON.

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Clean,

 

Now that you have left the legal profession for journalism you need to learn the country to the south is spelled CANADA not CANADIA. Check out the thread heading :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Do you actually think that was accidental? Remember - the holder of the Cup are the Canadaliens, from Canadia.

 

here's the first youtube video.

 

HB behind by 24 seconds at the bottom mark, and the wind is up to 15. It's very much ON.

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Heartbreaker has got wheels baby. Big wheels! They're off to the right now, split by a quarter mile with Honour. Kinda curious why Dave D wouldn't cover...

 

Didn't he learn from when he was with the girls on A3... did the same thing then as he appears to be doing now!

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Well, the winward I90 bouy is gone now.

 

Yeah, but it's been replaced by "Honour" in that same locaiton. They seem to have overshot the mark. :lol:

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I gotta say this is FUCKING cool clean! you guys are getting better and better at each event! I was going to stay home sick today, but I have a waaay better connection from the office :lol: another big poductivity day!!

 

now if you guys can get the tracking going we're all set! where's Kattack!

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Clearly I have some issues with my posting now. Do me a favor, guys, keep it down for a bit. Third leg, two minutes from the top mark. HB picked up maybe a boatlength, but still a good 8 behind. Race is 6 laps. Tracker is recording, and will be able to be played back - Russ is pretty much writing a new program to get the thing to work around the time zone issue.

 

Pics on the way.

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I've never heard that asked before in match racing.

 

Hey FastrSailr, you must be pretty good. I mean to put that out there like that about BH?

 

Being so good I'm sure you would be the first to trump your Gucci AC tactician and make the right call 100% of the time.

 

Never said I was a good sailor, let alone match racer, but I just seem to have heard that the Number One Rule about match racing is to "STAY BETWEEN YOUR COMPETITION AND THE MARK."

 

And yeah, BH lost the Cup in 2001 because he split on the last leg, with about a one minute lead. Gucci Tactician or not, I've never heard a real answer as to why you'd split from your competition if you're in the lead, especially with a comfortable lead with a win in hand.

 

I guess you just can't fix stupid.

 

If anyone has a good answer to my question, I'll take back everything I've said about BH and his apparent stupidity.

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Is it just me or still no tracker?????

 

Absolutely no link on the Iontracker site. My guess is they have a max number of users and have disabled the link.

 

But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong

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