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In his most recent interview EB indicated that the US courts were ruling in favor of the US Boat out of nationalism. That is slander of the Court

 

And LP went further. Given the history of how tightly EB controls the messaging from his Lts. (Ask RC about that), its impossible for that opinion to not have been prevetted

Perfectly reasonable assumption. Based on past history GGYC/BOR need all the help that they can get. :lol:

 

Really? What "past history" is there of GGYC having undue influence with NYS courts? Real factual information?

 

Because absent such it is libel and contempt of court.

 

And if EB has such information then he can get the suit reopened and overthrown something he hasn't done. Seems to me its just libel.

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Someone is very touchy, in the prior post, about finding a slander where none seemed to be conveyed.

So he is equally good at inventing slanders in both directions?

 

. . . :lol:

 

 

Today this has appeared on the Alinghi site:

 

17.12.2009 (15:31 CET) - Ras al Khaimah, UAE

 

End of year wrap up with Murray Jones

 

As the Defender’s giant catamaran, Alinghi 5, finishes its last week of sailing in Ras Al Khaimah and the packing continues at a furious pace, Alinghi.com catches up with Murray Jones, who has been overseeing the sailing programme, for a status report:

 

 

What has the team achieved here in Ras Al Khaimah over the past two months?

Murray Jones: The weather here has been fantastic and has allowed us to sail almost everyday. We have ticked off everything that we wanted to achieve. Obviously more time would be great, it always is, but we are pretty happy with where we are. We have still got a lot to do in the next few weeks when we finally get to Valencia, but all the major decisions have been made.

 

What's the team plan over the next few weeks?

MJ: Fortunately the shipping time allows us a break over the Christmas period and I think everyone is looking forward to that. The team has been working very hard and needs a couple of weeks off! It will be good to come back fresh in January because when we finally arrive in Valencia it will be a sprint to the end.

 

For the first time in a long time there is some certainty: Valencia in February. How is the team adapting to that plan?

MJ: It will be different in Valencia because the wind conditions will be unpredictable. Even during a race the conditions will change a lot in strength and direction. Winter time in Valencia is quite difficult; we will have to be adaptable and be able to change gears and use the right sails for the right wind angle and strength. We will also be pushing the boat harder than we have before – both teams will. Knowing our limits when racing against another boat could actually be the factor that determines the result.

 

A word on the 33rd America’s Cup?

MJ: Sailing Alinghi 5 is hard to explain to people; it’s a different world out there on these boats. I think they will capture the public’s imagination.

 

 

P.S. On the topic of how Alinghi benefitted from their stay in RAK, It was well summed up by Butterworth earlier in this article:

 

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...SPORT/712079930

 

 

P.P.S. This morning I reread a long October interview with Sheik Saud. It was a very direct interview on a number of topics, and interesting now to read, in light of RAK's soon to be bidding adieu to the Alinghi team:

 

http://www.hebdo.ch/ca_a_ete_un_choc_dappr..._ne_40031_.html

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He says nothing about the swell, which will his biggest problem. And have never sailed with long wave ... a 3 feet swell breaked hull.

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Interesting points include:

 

Shot of the MegaWhomper, seemingly eased out quite a lot.

Shot of the upper hull as they bear away fairly fast (but typically it's not of the whole boat).

Two or more shots of the S-foils back in (but bet this is just them having fun and those are from a while back)

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In his most recent interview EB indicated that the US courts were ruling in favor of the US Boat out of nationalism. That is slander of the Court

 

And LP went further. Given the history of how tightly EB controls the messaging from his Lts. (Ask RC about that), its impossible for that opinion to not have been prevetted

Perfectly reasonable assumption. Based on past history GGYC/BOR need all the help that they can get. :lol:

 

Really? What "past history" is there of GGYC having undue influence with NYS courts? Real factual information?

 

Because absent such it is libel and contempt of court.

 

And if EB has such information then he can get the suit reopened and overthrown something he hasn't done. Seems to me its just libel.

Lay off the booze BB. All I inferred was that GGYC/BOR need all the help they can get to win the AC because so far they've been fucking useless at the game. :lol:

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An Australian man who faced three years in jail and was detained for months in the United Arab Emirates, for swearing at an official, has been released after being fined.

 

Sun McKay, 32, a security consultant, can now realise his dream of being home by Christmas Day, after a Dubai judge yesterday found him guilty but chose to sentence him to a 2000 dirhams (NZ$748) fine instead of imprisonment.

 

The former soldier, of Adelaide, had been stranded in Dubai since late September, awaiting trial on charges of insulting and using inappropriate language to a police officer.

 

Mr McKay said he was grabbed on the wrist and yanked by a stranger at Dubai International Airport, and instinctively said: "What the f---?"

 

But the man was a plain-clothes airport policeman. Mr McKay was charged with insulting him and had his passport confiscated.

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/317...lt-Aussie-freed

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An Australian man who faced three years in jail and was detained for months in the United Arab Emirates, for swearing at an official, has been released after being fined.

Sun McKay, 32, a security consultant, can now realise his dream of being home by Christmas Day, after a Dubai judge yesterday found him guilty but chose to sentence him to a 2000 dirhams (NZ$748) fine instead of imprisonment.

The former soldier, of Adelaide, had been stranded in Dubai since late September, awaiting trial on charges of insulting and using inappropriate language to a police officer.

Mr McKay said he was grabbed on the wrist and yanked by a stranger at Dubai International Airport, and instinctively said: "What the f---?"

But the man was a plain-clothes airport policeman. Mr McKay was charged with insulting him and had his passport confiscated.

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/317...lt-Aussie-freed

 

Confirming the adage, that no matter where you go, there will be some Australian guy there who has got himself into an unbelievable confusion with the law... :rolleyes:

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It is not a gold-plated hull, though it would be an insignificant expense given their budget; but the colors have been altered in a way that suits the caption below. Monsieur Hillard has his heart set on becoming the French poet laureate of the 33rd America's Cup, from Voiles et Voiliers:

 

 

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Les deux enfants gâtés de la 33e édition de la Coupe – Ernesto Bertarelli pour Alinghi, Larry Ellison pour BMW-Oracle –, au-delà de leurs bagarres dignes d’une cour de récré, auront au moins réussi ça : lancer les deux multicoques les plus beaux, les plus incroyables, les plus fous de la planète. A preuve, cette somptueuse image d’Alinghi 5. Qui va quitter dans quelques jours les feux de Ras Al-Khaimah pour les feux de la rampe, à Valence. Vivement le premier coup de canon – pacifique. / H.H.

 

The two spoiled brats of the 33rd edition of the Cup - Ernesto Bertarelli for Alinghi, Larry Ellison for BMW-Oracle -, beyond their scuffles more worthy of a playground, have at least succeeded in this: introducing two multihulls which are the most beautiful, the most incredible, and the most insane on the planet. As proof, this sumptuous photo of Alinghi 5. Which will in a few days depart from the heat of Ras-Al-Khaimah, to enter the blaze of spotlights in Valencia. Long live the first sound of the gun - in the peaceful sense.

http://www.voilesetvoiliers.com/course-reg...-l-or-de-verite

 

. . .

 

 

And Voiles has an unlimited supply of frenchmen who can be interviewed about the 'American' wing!

 

So there is today a 5th interview in that series.

 

Interview d’un des régleurs français à bord de BMW-Oracle

Thierry Fouchier : «Avec l’aile, les accélérations sont foudroyantes et les virements ultra-rapides !»

 

"With the wing, acceleration is astonishing and coming about is ultra-rapid"

 

We must already have generated at least 6 threads out of the preceding interviews. Before anyone starts another, it would be a relief if they could then compile what translations there exist from the others in one place... To better enjoy the cascading testimonies to Gallic ingenuity!

 

http://www.voilesetvoiliers.com/items/remote_print/2610

 

:rolleyes:

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Interesting:

 

"vetv.com: Can you imagine not only navigate down the wing in strong wind or, conversely, with an additional component in head wind very low?

 

T.F.: In this Cup, you can just imagine! I think it is easier to remove power from a wing than from a combination of flexible sails. With control of various components, you feel comfortable, more power at your disposal. With conventional sails of this size, remove the power is far from easy, you have fewer tools than on AC boats. You can take a reef, but we must be sure of the ratio of net loss due to handling / performance gain. He will then have to deal with race conditions. In this regard, the appointment of ISAF experts will allow to see clearer."

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There is a section in the interview with Fouchier which is a much like what Peyron said 9-10 days ago to Voiles:

 

Rencontré au Salon nautique, Loïck Peyron – un des trois barreurs d’Alinghi 5 avec Alain Gautier et Ernesto Bertarelli – s’illumine dès qu’il raconte ses navigations sur une coque. «Sur les 60 pieds ORMA, on règle une fois pour toute et, après, le barreur se débrouille ; sur Alinghi, grâce au moteur qui entraîne les manœuvres, on peut sans cesse réguler la voilure, choquer, border, reprendre du chariot – même de quelques centimètres. Exactement comme en Hobie ! »

Encountered at the Paris boat show, Peyron - one of the three Alinghi 5 helmsmen along with Gauthier and Bertarelli - lights up when he talks about his sailing on one hull. "On the ORMA 60's we set up the trim and, afterwards, the helmsman has to get along with that; on Alinghi thanks to the motor which powers the maneuvers, we can without pause adjust the sailplan, sheet in, sheet out, take in the traveler - even just a few centimeters. Just like on a Hobie! "

 

 

And here, Fouchier is asked the same thing about BOR90*

 

vetv.com : Ease of trimming? Peyron explained that Alinghi5 handles like a Hobie and not like an ORMA 60 where the sheets are practically jammed and the helmsman makes the best out of it. There, he said one could keep trimming even small adjustments thanks to the motor. Is it like that with you?

Fouchier : Yes I share Loick's view. The addition of the motor has profoundly modified our ways of trimming the boat. Before this, we'd have to choose which sail to trim (main, or headsail), or wait to be finished with the hydraulics; now we can do everything at the same time. The power developed by the engine is unbelievable. We adjust the whole time and the performance of the boat is really affected.

 

vetv.com : The headsails are they then also trimmed non-stop?

Fouchier : Yes, like on a small boat, the sails - hard or not - are worked all the time. It is much less frustrating: Previously you were obliged to make compromises in terms of trim. It was impossible for us, as absurd as it was at this level of sailing, to adjust the main and the genoa at the same time, while now it is possible. For me the use of the motor is in contradiction to the spirit of the Cup, but you have to recognize that it permits us to adjust trim instantaneously."

 

 

... and in one of the german articles about BOR90, it was mentioned that the motor had 110 HP.

 

. . .

 

There is a lot of excellent content in this Fouchier interview... But my wonderful wife would be within her rights, to attack me with that Xmas-tree pedestal lying nearby, If I sit here and keep writing about some boat race in February! The tree needs to be fetched, along with other jobs!

 

 

 

* and when will they ever christen this trimaran? Perhaps the delay is not because of Melanie refusing, or further huge awaited modifications from Anacortes... Maybe they are just having endless trouble deciding the boat's paternity? :lol:

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Interview d'un des régleurs français à bord de BMW-Oracle

Thierry Fouchier : «Avec l'aile, les accélérations sont foudroyantes et les virements ultra-rapides !»

 

"With the wing, acceleration is astonishing and coming about is ultra-rapid"

 

We must already have generated at least 6 threads out of the preceding interviews. Before anyone starts another, it would be a relief if they could then compile what translations there exist from the others in one place... To better enjoy the cascading testimonies to Gallic ingenuity!

 

http://www.voilesetvoiliers.com/items/remote_print/2610

 

:rolleyes:

 

For those parts we are not treated to a human translation for,

 

Googletran

 

Another good one, and there are links to the previous articles at the bottom of that page.

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Interview d'un des régleurs français à bord de BMW-Oracle

Thierry Fouchier : «Avec l'aile, les accélérations sont foudroyantes et les virements ultra-rapides !»

 

"With the wing, acceleration is astonishing and coming about is ultra-rapid"

 

We must already have generated at least 6 threads out of the preceding interviews. Before anyone starts another, it would be a relief if they could then compile what translations there exist from the others in one place... To better enjoy the cascading testimonies to Gallic ingenuity!

 

http://www.voilesetvoiliers.com/items/remote_print/2610

 

:rolleyes:

 

For those parts we are not treated to a human translation for,

 

Googletran

 

Another good one, and there are links to the previous articles at the bottom of that page.

There is a not very good but understandable "treated to a human" translation in this thread

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=100874

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Interview d'un des régleurs français à bord de BMW-Oracle

Thierry Fouchier : «Avec l'aile, les accélérations sont foudroyantes et les virements ultra-rapides !»

 

"With the wing, acceleration is astonishing and coming about is ultra-rapid"

 

We must already have generated at least 6 threads out of the preceding interviews. Before anyone starts another, it would be a relief if they could then compile what translations there exist from the others in one place... To better enjoy the cascading testimonies to Gallic ingenuity!

 

http://www.voilesetvoiliers.com/items/remote_print/2610

 

:rolleyes:

 

For those parts we are not treated to a human translation for,

 

Googletran

 

Another good one, and there are links to the previous articles at the bottom of that page.

There is a not very good but understandable "treated to a human" translation in this thread

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=100874

 

Yes, I see that now - thank you very much for doing the full translation. One of the best recent articles, definitely worth a thread!

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* and when will they ever christen this trimaran? Perhaps the delay is not because of Melanie refusing, or further huge awaited modifications from Anacortes... Maybe they are just having endless trouble deciding the boat's paternity? :lol:

 

 

Did a couple of searches, on 'illegitimate boat', 'unnamed boat', 'bastard boat' etc.

 

Only applicable thing that turned up was this:

 

"...unless you’re going to document your boat with the federal government, there’s no law requiring that you name it. All most states require is that a boat display its registration numbers. Yet when people see an unnamed boat, no matter what its condition, the first word that comes to mind is “orphan.” A boat without a name is a dog without its bone."

 

 

That sounds like asking for bad luck to me.

 

"Dog without a bone?"

 

Big time bad luck!

 

Luck is something sailors should pay attention to...

 

Do you suppose they should get this issue resolved, and stop playing games?

 

:huh:

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* and when will they ever christen this trimaran? Perhaps...

 

 

Did a couple of searches, on 'illegitimate boat', 'unnamed boat', 'bastard boat' etc.

...

Do you suppose they should get this issue resolved, and stop playing games?

 

:huh:

The boat already has a federally registered legal name, USA.

 

Why these games of yours?

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* and when will they ever christen this trimaran? Perhaps...

 

 

Did a couple of searches, on 'illegitimate boat', 'unnamed boat', 'bastard boat' etc.

...

Do you suppose they should get this issue resolved, and stop playing games?

 

:huh:

The boat already has a federally registered legal name, USA.

 

Why these games of yours?

 

Stingray, aren't you a little disappointed, that there was no ceremony at all?

 

It strikes me as peculiar. Don't you understand the concept of luck?

 

Which is why we have these ceremonies.

 

In case anyone misses the context, here's the foregoing. I don't give a damn if it adds to my carbon footprint:

 

...................

 

* and when will they ever christen this trimaran? Perhaps the delay is not because of Melanie refusing, or further huge awaited modifications from Anacortes... Maybe they are just having endless trouble deciding the boat's paternity?

 

 

Did a couple of searches, on 'illegitimate boat', 'unnamed boat', 'bastard boat' etc.

 

Only applicable thing that turned up was this:

 

"...unless you’re going to document your boat with the federal government, there’s no law requiring that you name it. All most states require is that a boat display its registration numbers. Yet when people see an unnamed boat, no matter what its condition, the first word that comes to mind is “orphan.” A boat without a name is a dog without its bone."

 

 

That sounds like asking for bad luck to me.

 

"Dog without a bone?"

 

Big time bad luck!

 

Luck is something sailors should pay attention to...

 

Do you suppose they should get this issue resolved, and stop playing games?

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Yes, I was hoping to maybe even witness it during my visit to SD. It was just a week before they began packing, so it seemed a possibility.

 

But even before the visit, it came out that the ceremony will be held in Valencia. I don;t know when that is scheduled for, but there's a small chance it will even be during my visit to there. No big deal either way.

 

I thought perhaps that your being clever over its 'paternity' was maybe being a little too clever, possibly a suggestion about CIC and French designer involvement and such. Since you did not take that bait, I'm sure it's just in fun after all - Cheers

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Hey Blackburn, please answer this. Why doesn't Alinghi want to race? Why are they so focused on staying off the race course?

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Hey Blackburn, please answer this. Why doesn't Alinghi want to race? Why are they so focused on staying off the race course?

 

They owe BBBLO a ton of money, blew-out the budget? :o

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:) Good Morning!

 

Hey Blackburn, please answer this. Why doesn't Alinghi want to race? Why are they so focused on staying off the race course?

 

 

... So now we will present the

 

TOP TEN REASONS why ALINGHI DOESN'T WANT TO RACE...

 

Reason # 10:

They owe BBBLO a ton of money, blew-out the budget? :o

 

Reason # 9:

Because the Annual Ferrari and Maserati Auction at the Gstaad Palace has just been canceled,

and if you cannot look forward to that, then what is the point of doing anything?

 

:lol:http://www.gstaadlife.com/

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To pick up where we left off (starting at about post 614):

 

Item 1:

" unless you’re going to document your boat with the federal government, there’s no law requiring that you name it. All most states require is that a boat display its registration numbers. Yet when people see an unnamed boat, no matter what its condition, the first word that comes to mind is “orphan.” A boat without a name is a dog without its bone."

BoatsUS.com

 

Item 2:

August 2, 1873: The second steamboat construction by Hudson Bay Company was delayed and set sail without being christened when the river was low. Now sailors are a superstitious lot and an unchristened ship is bad news. Just 13 miles from her sailing point the Demie-Cgarge Rapids got her. A.R.C. Selwyn surveying the wreck said "far too long and too weak both in hull and machinery."

from a History of the Metis People, Canada

 

Item 3:

"Never set foot on an unchristened boat. A packet built in Norfolk in 1878 was launched and set sail for New York without the customary wine bottle smashed across its bow. It never arrived. A Grand Banks fisherman once launched a boat "dry," and before a year was out the boat ran aground twice, "stove her stem in, busted her garboards. . . broke her rudder off" and was promptly hauled out of the water for repairs and a proper christening"

Kiplingers Personal Finance, June 1970

 

Item 4:

Centuries of nautical lore makes clear that not christening a boat will bring dire consequences -- the Titanic was not christened!

Pat's Boating in Canada

 

Item 5:

..."Finally, Young stresses that the Titanic was not christened at its launch. Although it was never in fact White Star Line practice to christen ships, Young portrays the Titanic's case as remarkable and significant. As an unchristened ship, the Titanic is conceived, delivered and remains in darkness. It is not received into the family of Christ; it is a ship - a 'thing', even - without God."

The myth of the Titanic By Richard Parton Howells

 

Item 6:

"To be sure that no slip-up occurs at these functions, the christening party is usually rehearsed the day before. A dummy bottle is used....

...Seamen believe that a ship is hoodooed at the start if she is not properly christened. In the launching of a government supply boat, recently, a young woman was saved from this embarassment by the quick wit of a workman on board the hull. While leaning over the bow, he saw that she had not broken the bottle, and by 'snapping the whip' he did the actual christening for her. He received a gift of ten dollars for his quick thinking."

Popular Science May 1919 by Joseph Brinker

 

. . .

 

This is getting quite interesting!

 

What? You don't think it matters at all?

 

Try this out for size... Would you choose to name your boat

 

the Tritanic ?

 

 

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I didn't quite hear that...

 

But it is sending shivers down my spine, nonetheless!

 

Touch Wood!

 

Item 7:

When launching a new longboat Norsemen traditionally offered a human sacrifice to appease the Gods of the Sea, and smeared blood on the bow of the ship. This was considered to be a crucial part of insuring the good fortune of voyages made in that craft. When the North eventually became Christian, it became evident that the Bishops and Priests of their new faith did not approve of this time honored tradition. After what was almost certainly a period of some consternation and adjustment, launching ceremonies replaced the human blood with red wine which was (and still is) often considered, symbolically, to be the blood of Christ himself.

 

Being that many Danes and other Norsemen had settled in the British Isles, and that they were obviously the experts of the time on all things nautical, it is not at all unusual that this ceremony became firmly a part of British culture. The launch of a new boat was now called “christening” which is a sort of generic term for any sort of inaugural ceremony up to and including the baptism of infants. The word basically means “to bring to Christ”, and sailors, being sailors, kept the ancient pagan ceremony alive with red wine for centuries. In the present time we now use champagne, and score the bottle carefully to avoid damage to our new fiberglass hulls, but many still consider it an absolute necessity to christen new boats of any size.

 

Of course other ancient cultures besides the Vikings had launching ceremonies as well. The Greeks feasted and drank a lot of wine and called upon Poseidon, and the Romans later changed the name to Neptune. The Muslims prayed fervently to Allah, sacrificed a sheep, and maybe called in the whirling dervishes (if it was at the height of the Ottoman Empire). All these ceremonies have wine or blood, and maybe Greek rationality did what Christianity would later do in the North, and changed the blood to wine.

 

Christening Boats, by John Crandall

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A fortunate consequence, of not having Russell Coutts aboard?

 

Priests are not lucky to have on a ship.

Pacific Offshore Rigging

 

 

From the archives:

An example of them needs to be made. Start an inquisition.

Then burn them at the stake. Whether they repent, or not!

The Day of Judgement needs to be impressed upon them.

So we shall issue a call for Armageddon out to our true believers, at the top of our blog today.

 

Coutts serves us well as the Black Pope, dear Russell.

Who better to put an end to these infernal events, who once was thick in the enemy camp?

 

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php...t&p=2531323

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I suppose at any moment now we'll have someone claiming BOR90 can't be christened because they heard satanic rituals being performed in the BOR tent before embarking.

 

And speculation over the fact that Oceanlady is an anagram for anal decoy...

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I suppose at any moment now we'll have someone claiming BOR90 can't be christened because they heard satanic rituals being performed in the BOR tent before embarking.

 

And speculation over the fact that Oceanlady is an anagram for anal decoy...

 

That would more likely just have been regular polite conversation among the Kiwis and Aussies..

 

As to your anagram... Could it just be coincidence? :huh:

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I suppose at any moment now we'll have someone claiming BOR90 can't be christened because they heard satanic rituals being performed in the BOR tent before embarking.

 

And speculation over the fact that Oceanlady is an anagram for anal decoy...

I doubt that BOR90 will be named until just before measurement as BOR are paranoid about being DSQ. :lol:

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:) Good Morning!

 

Hey Blackburn, please answer this. Why doesn't Alinghi want to race? Why are they so focused on staying off the race course?

 

 

... So now we will present the

 

TOP TEN REASONS why ALINGHI DOESN'T WANT TO RACE...

 

Reason # 10:

They owe BBBLO a ton of money, blew-out the budget? :o

 

Reason # 9:

Because the Annual Ferrari and Maserati Auction at the Gstaad Palace has just been canceled,

and if you cannot look forward to that, then what is the point of doing anything?

 

:lol:http://www.gstaadlife.com/

 

Reason # 8:

The police have asked them to delay, while they investigate some extremely disturbing threats made by someone under the pseudonym of Calamari.

 

:o

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I suppose at any moment now we'll have someone claiming BOR90 can't be christened because they heard satanic rituals being performed in the BOR tent before embarking.

 

And speculation over the fact that Oceanlady is an anagram for anal decoy...

I doubt that BOR90 will be named until just before measurement as BOR are paranoid about being DSQ. :lol:

Given that SNG have contunually attempted to DSQ the challenger through rediculous rules and bizarre interpretations of long standing traditions, I'd say that any paranoia on the part of BMWO is certainly justified. Tell me again, why doesn't SNG want to win on the water?

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I suppose at any moment now we'll have someone claiming BOR90 can't be christened because they heard satanic rituals being performed in the BOR tent before embarking.

 

And speculation over the fact that Oceanlady is an anagram for anal decoy...

I doubt that BOR90 will be named until just before measurement as BOR are paranoid about being DSQ. :lol:

 

Sacrasm: Their paranoia is why they never bothered to move the ama rudders forward, and why they took their sweet time to provide the CHR, and made no effort to make the measurements exactly match the challenge document.

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:) Good Morning!

 

Hey Blackburn, please answer this. Why doesn't Alinghi want to race? Why are they so focused on staying off the race course?

 

 

... So now we will present the

 

TOP TEN REASONS why ALINGHI DOESN'T WANT TO RACE...

 

Reason # 10:

They owe BBBLO a ton of money, blew-out the budget? :o

 

Reason # 9:

Because the Annual Ferrari and Maserati Auction at the Gstaad Palace has just been canceled,

and if you cannot look forward to that, then what is the point of doing anything?

 

:lol:http://www.gstaadlife.com/

 

Reason # 8:

The police have asked them to delay, while they investigate some extremely disturbing threats made by someone under the pseudonym of Calamari.

 

:o

 

Reason # 7:

The entire Swiss Team is still bickering, about who is going to sit next to the warm engine, off Valencia!

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The entire Swiss Team is still bickering, about who is going to sit next to the warm engine, off Valencia!

 

Speaking of.. isn't today their day of departure to Dubai, and then on to Valencia? Seems this thread's title has gone a little stale all of a sudden?

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Speaking of.. isn't today their day of departure to Dubai, and then on to Valencia? Seems this thread's title has gone a little stale all of a sudden?

 

 

Is there any info about this? Does anyone know whether they've left? What ship they're on? If it's in stealth mode too?

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:) Good Morning!

 

Hey Blackburn, please answer this. Why doesn't Alinghi want to race? Why are they so focused on staying off the race course?

 

 

... So now we will present the

 

TOP TEN REASONS why ALINGHI DOESN'T WANT TO RACE...

 

Reason # 10:

They owe BBBLO a ton of money, blew-out the budget? :o

 

Reason # 9:

Because the Annual Ferrari and Maserati Auction at the Gstaad Palace has just been canceled,

and if you cannot look forward to that, then what is the point of doing anything?

 

:lol:http://www.gstaadlife.com/

 

Reason # 8:

The police have asked them to delay, while they investigate some extremely disturbing threats made by someone under the pseudonym of Calamari.

 

:o

 

Reason # 7:

The entire Swiss Team is still bickering, about who is going to sit next to the warm engine, off Valencia!

 

Reason # 6:

They will be able to race, just as soon as they find Luc DuBois' hairpiece, somewhere in the rafters of the secret RAK-EPFL Wind Tunnel!

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Speaking of.. isn't today their day of departure to Dubai, and then on to Valencia? Seems this thread's title has gone a little stale all of a sudden?

 

 

Is there any info about this? Does anyone know whether they've left? What ship they're on? If it's in stealth mode too?

I read somewhere that they were going to put it on a barge. Has anybody seen a suitable barge and ocean going tug in RAK?

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Q.:.... Tell me again, why doesn't SNG want to win lose on the water?

A.: The hillbilly sailor don't like/want to lose.

 

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock .......sand is running down on the A5 ....lollll :lol::lol::lol:

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Speaking of.. isn't today their day of departure to Dubai, and then on to Valencia? Seems this thread's title has gone a little stale all of a sudden?

 

 

Is there any info about this? Does anyone know whether they've left? What ship they're on? If it's in stealth mode too?

I read somewhere that they were going to put it on a barge. Has anybody seen a suitable barge and ocean going tug in RAK?

From Dec 18

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php...p;#entry2624499

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:) Good Morning!

 

Hey Blackburn, please answer this. Why doesn't Alinghi want to race? Why are they so focused on staying off the race course?

 

 

... So now we will present the

 

TOP TEN REASONS why ALINGHI DOESN'T WANT TO RACE...

 

Reason # 10:

They owe BBBLO a ton of money, blew-out the budget? :o

 

Reason # 9:

Because the Annual Ferrari and Maserati Auction at the Gstaad Palace has just been canceled,

and if you cannot look forward to that, then what is the point of doing anything?

 

:lol:http://www.gstaadlife.com/

 

Reason # 8:

The police have asked them to delay, while they investigate some extremely disturbing threats made by someone under the pseudonym of Calamari.

 

:o

 

Reason # 7:

The entire Swiss Team is still bickering, about who is going to sit next to the warm engine, off Valencia!

 

Reason # 6:

They will be able to race, just as soon as they find Luc DuBois' hairpiece, somewhere in the rafters of the secret RAK-EPFL Wind Tunnel!

 

Reason # 5:

Lucien Masmejan got bitten by the Sheik's favorite camel... So we have to wait while he's in quarantine.

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Speaking of.. isn't today their day of departure to Dubai, and then on to Valencia? Seems this thread's title has gone a little stale all of a sudden?

 

 

Is there any info about this? Does anyone know whether they've left? What ship they're on? If it's in stealth mode too?

I read somewhere that they were going to put it on a barge. Has anybody seen a suitable barge and ocean going tug in RAK?

From Dec 18

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php...p;#entry2624499

 

What doesn't make sense is their departure so soon given the "perfect" sailing conditions in RAK, and BB's comment a few weeks back about their only being 2 or 3 good sailing sailing days out of 20 or 30 in Valencia.

 

If this is actually the case, why wouldn't they stay an additional week or two in RAK and get 10 to 20 times the amount of sailing in ? The potential benefit would be practicing in Valencia's sea conditions.

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:) Good Morning!

 

Hey Blackburn, please answer this. Why doesn't Alinghi want to race? Why are they so focused on staying off the race course?

 

 

... So now we will present the

 

TOP TEN REASONS why ALINGHI DOESN'T WANT TO RACE...

 

Reason # 10:

They owe BBBLO a ton of money, blew-out the budget? :o

 

Reason # 9:

Because the Annual Ferrari and Maserati Auction at the Gstaad Palace has just been canceled,

and if you cannot look forward to that, then what is the point of doing anything?

 

:lol:http://www.gstaadlife.com/

 

Reason # 8:

The police have asked them to delay, while they investigate some extremely disturbing threats made by someone under the pseudonym of Calamari.

 

:o

 

Reason # 7:

The entire Swiss Team is still bickering, about who is going to sit next to the warm engine, off Valencia!

 

Reason # 6:

They will be able to race, just as soon as they find Luc DuBois' hairpiece, somewhere in the rafters of the secret RAK-EPFL Wind Tunnel!

 

Reason # 5:

Lucien Masmejan got bitten by the Sheik's favorite camel... So we have to wait while he's in quarantine.

 

Reason # 4:

Everybody's schedule got screwed up, when Hublot's wristwatch prototype was seen to have the shape of a giant Toblerone, in carbon fiber.

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Speaking of.. isn't today their day of departure to Dubai, and then on to Valencia? Seems this thread's title has gone a little stale all of a sudden?

 

 

Is there any info about this? Does anyone know whether they've left? What ship they're on? If it's in stealth mode too?

I read somewhere that they were going to put it on a barge. Has anybody seen a suitable barge and ocean going tug in RAK?

From Dec 18

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php...p;#entry2624499

Thanks!

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:) Good Morning!

 

Hey Blackburn, please answer this. Why doesn't Alinghi want to race? Why are they so focused on staying off the race course?

 

 

... So now we will present the

 

TOP TEN REASONS why ALINGHI DOESN'T WANT TO RACE...

 

Reason # 10:

They owe BBBLO a ton of money, blew-out the budget? :o

 

Reason # 9:

Because the Annual Ferrari and Maserati Auction at the Gstaad Palace has just been canceled,

and if you cannot look forward to that, then what is the point of doing anything?

 

:lol:http://www.gstaadlife.com/

 

Reason # 8:

The police have asked them to delay, while they investigate some extremely disturbing threats made by someone under the pseudonym of Calamari.

 

:o

 

Reason # 7:

The entire Swiss Team is still bickering, about who is going to sit next to the warm engine, off Valencia!

 

Reason # 6:

They will be able to race, just as soon as they find Luc DuBois' hairpiece, somewhere in the rafters of the secret RAK-EPFL Wind Tunnel!

 

Reason # 5:

Lucien Masmejan got bitten by the Sheik's favorite camel... So we have to wait while he's in quarantine.

 

Reason # 4:

Everybody's schedule got screwed up, when Hublot's wristwatch prototype was seen to have the shape of a giant Toblerone, in carbon fiber.

 

Reason # 3:

Nobody was aware of this beforehand, but yodelling is a serious, punishable offense in Ras-al-Khaimah; and Ed Baird's yodelling, especially! :lol:

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:) Good Morning!

 

Hey Blackburn, please answer this. Why doesn't Alinghi want to race? Why are they so focused on staying off the race course?

 

 

... So now we will present the

 

TOP TEN REASONS why ALINGHI DOESN'T WANT TO RACE...

 

Reason # 10:

They owe BBBLO a ton of money, blew-out the budget? :o

 

Reason # 9:

Because the Annual Ferrari and Maserati Auction at the Gstaad Palace has just been canceled,

and if you cannot look forward to that, then what is the point of doing anything?

 

:lol:http://www.gstaadlife.com/

 

Reason # 8:

The police have asked them to delay, while they investigate some extremely disturbing threats made by someone under the pseudonym of Calamari.

 

:o

 

Reason # 7:

The entire Swiss Team is still bickering, about who is going to sit next to the warm engine, off Valencia!

 

Reason # 6:

They will be able to race, just as soon as they find Luc DuBois' hairpiece, somewhere in the rafters of the secret RAK-EPFL Wind Tunnel!

 

Reason # 5:

Lucien Masmejan got bitten by the Sheik's favorite camel... So we have to wait while he's in quarantine.

 

Reason # 4:

Everybody's schedule got screwed up, when Hublot's wristwatch prototype was seen to have the shape of a giant Toblerone, in carbon fiber.

 

Reason # 3:

Nobody was aware of this beforehand, but yodelling is a serious, punishable offense in Ras-al-Khaimah; and Ed Baird's yodelling, especially! :lol:

 

Reason # 2:

Nobody told Andreas Winistoerfer (Carbo-Link) not to pretension the toilet seat in Alinghi 5...

Which then, most unfortunately, exploded... just when Loick Peyron happened to be in close proximity...

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:) Good Morning!

 

Hey Blackburn, please answer this. Why doesn't Alinghi want to race? Why are they so focused on staying off the race course?

 

 

... So now we will present the

 

TOP TEN REASONS why ALINGHI DOESN'T WANT TO RACE...

 

Reason # 10:

They owe BBBLO a ton of money, blew-out the budget? :o

 

Reason # 9:

Because the Annual Ferrari and Maserati Auction at the Gstaad Palace has just been canceled,

and if you cannot look forward to that, then what is the point of doing anything?

 

:lol:http://www.gstaadlife.com/

 

Reason # 8:

The police have asked them to delay, while they investigate some extremely disturbing threats made by someone under the pseudonym of Calamari.

 

 

 

Reason # 7:

The entire Swiss Team is still bickering, about who is going to sit next to the warm engine, off Valencia!

 

Reason # 6:

They will be able to race, just as soon as they find Luc DuBois' hairpiece, somewhere in the rafters of the secret RAK-EPFL Wind Tunnel!

 

Reason # 5:

Lucien Masmejan got bitten by the Sheik's favorite camel... So we have to wait while he's in quarantine.

 

Reason # 4:

Everybody's schedule got screwed up, when Hublot's wristwatch prototype was seen to have the shape of a giant Toblerone, in carbon fiber.

 

Reason # 3:

Nobody was aware of this beforehand, but yodelling is a serious, punishable offense in Ras-al-Khaimah; and Ed Baird's yodelling, especially! :lol:

 

Reason # 2:

Nobody told Andreas Winistoerfer (Carbo-Link) not to pretension the toilet seat in Alinghi 5...

Which then, most unfortunately, exploded... just when Loick Peyron happened to be in close proximity...

 

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen!

We have come to the Number One Reason...

 

Why Alinghi Doesn't want to Race!

 

 

The envelope, please.... :)

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Mr. Bertarelli promised Mrs. Bertarelli, that he would do everything possible, to support her new music career...

 

And getting him to learn the dance choreography, and look good in the video... has been absolute, sheer, Murder!

 

B)

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Speaking of.. isn't today their day of departure to Dubai, and then on to Valencia? Seems this thread's title has gone a little stale all of a sudden?

 

 

Is there any info about this? Does anyone know whether they've left? What ship they're on? If it's in stealth mode too?

I read somewhere that they were going to put it on a barge. Has anybody seen a suitable barge and ocean going tug in RAK?

From Dec 18

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php...p;#entry2624499

 

What doesn't make sense is their departure so soon given the "perfect" sailing conditions in RAK, and BB's comment a few weeks back about their only being 2 or 3 good sailing sailing days out of 20 or 30 in Valencia.

 

If this is actually the case, why wouldn't they stay an additional week or two in RAK and get 10 to 20 times the amount of sailing in ? The potential benefit would be practicing in Valencia's sea conditions.

 

 

They may want to get to Val early enough to test a wing ?

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Speaking of.. isn't today their day of departure to Dubai, and then on to Valencia? Seems this thread's title has gone a little stale all of a sudden?

 

 

Is there any info about this? Does anyone know whether they've left? What ship they're on? If it's in stealth mode too?

I read somewhere that they were going to put it on a barge. Has anybody seen a suitable barge and ocean going tug in RAK?

From Dec 18

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php...p;#entry2624499

 

What doesn't make sense is their departure so soon given the "perfect" sailing conditions in RAK, and BB's comment a few weeks back about their only being 2 or 3 good sailing sailing days out of 20 or 30 in Valencia.

 

If this is actually the case, why wouldn't they stay an additional week or two in RAK and get 10 to 20 times the amount of sailing in ? The potential benefit would be practicing in Valencia's sea conditions.

 

 

They may want to get to Val early enough to test a wing ?

 

This is contrary to what GS and MJ have stated, but good for them if they come up with one.

 

I guess it will be showing up in Valencia pretty soon.

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If this is actually the case, why wouldn't they stay an additional week or two in RAK and get 10 to 20 times the amount of sailing in ? The potential benefit would be practicing in Valencia's sea conditions.

 

 

They may want to get to Val early enough to test a wing ?

 

This is contrary to what GS and MJ have stated, but good for them if they come up with one.

 

I guess it will be showing up in Valencia pretty soon.

 

 

Seems to me that the first rule of AC racing is stating something and doing something else.

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Does anyone know if the Ass-Cat has got off a barge yet and onto ship bound for the Somalia Strait....

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