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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:36 PM

As AC34 is pretty much a forgone conclusion and Larry will still be in charge for AC35 I thought it might be beneficial to all if we brought forth into the light of day some persistent rumors we have been hearing in the waterfront bars and sea side AA meetings lately. These are a few of the AC35 protocol changes . Feel free to add those pearls you have heard as well . I will be making revisions as they become noteworthy :rolleyes:

In no particular order :

1/ Do to his having control of the majority of land in the bay area San Francisco will be renamed , Ernieville . All maps should be changed to reflect the update .

2/ All challenging teams livery will be in basic black while Oracle will remain the good guy white.

3/ Each challenging team will have at least one Ellison relative or close personal friend as a member of the after guard.

4/ As Nascar fans will make up most of the viewing audience at AC34 in a effort to clean up the waterfront and prevent any hazardous waste issue spittoons , Carbon Fiber of course, will be positioned every 100ft surrounding San Francisco Bay. Skoal will become the primary event sponsor for AC35.

4a/ The other primary hazardous waste concern will be the multitude of small pieces of carbon fiber and mylar film that will be washing ashore . When confronted with this issue a team spokesman said that the spectators could view them as " lovely parting gifts " and to take as much home as they could carry .

5/ There will be no BMW's allowed within the city limits during the regatta .

6/ The Golden gate bridge will support a number of Oracle luxury suites during the regatta . The bridge will be closed for traffic . When Larry was posed the question as to how people will get from the Sausalito area to Ernieville and visa versa his response was " they can use their helicopters ".When it was mentioned that some of the people may not own a private helicopter he responded with, " oh " and walked off.

7/ There will be no direct eye contact with LE .

8/ Do not speak unless spoken too and always respond with " his lordship " .

9/ The name Ernesto Bertelli will be stricken from all written and on line media .

10/ Anyone whose entire sailing experience is derived from the INTERNET will hereby be called Eagletarians.

11/ All INTERNET postings will be moderated by Team Oracle representatives to provide fair and equal coverage.

12/ All challenging designs must be checked by team Oracle representatives for " safety " concerns prior to the actual build . Oracle may at its discretion make changes to the challengers design for " safety " concerns . Those designs MUST be incorporated into the build .

13/ If , due to the lack of actual competition , the TV media becomes board and discontinues coverage a group of actual courtroom artists are on standby to jump in and provide some vivid four color drawings that may or may not be picked up by the local papers within days of the actual event.

14/ Under no circumstances will a larger yacht be allowed on the bay than whatever Le's current toy is .

As for the regatta itself

1/ The number of actual races to be run will depend on how long His Lordship remains interested . When he becomes dis interested the regatta is over , Oracle is declared the winner once again and the racing stops .

2/ All challenging yachts will be equipped with a remote controlled incendiary device .

3/ There will be no passing of Oracle under any conditions . ( see rule #2 )

4/ At the outside chance of a close crossing the challenging boat must bear off and allow Oracle to pass. If LE is on board the crew of the challenging boat must , in unison repeat , " lovely day your Lordship ". If LE is not on board the crew must respond with " looking good guys " and give thumbs up for at least 30 seconds to be timed by the closest team Oracle on the water referee.

5/ As there will be some complaining of the actual distance between all challenging boats and Gods chosen ones ,team Oracle,that will occur during AC 34 this time around they will try to slow down until there is only a 5 to 10 min lead. If however that five min lead is reduced further see rule #2.

6/ During the pre start , as the new owner of the Bay, His Lordship ,will be allowed to pick which side of the course he wishes to start on . The challenging crew will compliment him on his fine choice and proceed in the other direction . If at any point the challenging crews choice becomes favored they must immediately begin penalty turns until notified by the Team Oracle on the water referees that they are allowed to proceed but not to let it happen again . if it does happen , see rule #2.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:42 PM

Point 1. Ernie ville?
All credibility lost. So fuck off.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:44 PM

Dang, hard to top those! :D

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:48 PM

Dang, hard to top those! :D



At least you see the humor . Hitcher needs to try defaf or something :)

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:53 PM

I thought I was quite funny.
What was definitely funny was that you wrote loads, tried really hard, but your brain farted right at the start and sabotaged you.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:55 PM

I thought I was quite funny.
What was definitely funny was that you wrote loads, tried really hard, but your brain farted right at the start and sabotaged you.



It was to be a joke from the git go , most will see that . This place is way to serious .

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:58 PM

LOL

5/ There will be no BMW's allowed within the city limits during the regatta .


That pretty much means evicting a large chunk of the city.



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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:44 AM

LOL

5/ There will be no BMW's allowed within the city limits during the regatta .


That pretty much means evicting a large chunk of the city.



But the 2013 SL-Class will be Carbon Fiber. Won't that make a difference?

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:48 AM

#10!

love it!

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:58 AM

Since the AC72's are new to everyone and it is going to be a much more sailing skills vs. technology race, the challengers have a great shot at winning AC34. What would the likely winners like Artemis/Cayard and Emirate/Dalton do if they won? Would they keep it in multi-hulls. Haven't heard any comments from contenders that they would switch it back to mono-hulls.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:44 AM

it's not the boat that scares them

but a nationality rule

to bring it back to a contest between countries

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:12 AM

Haven't heard any comments from contenders that they would switch it back to mono-hulls.


There should first be contenders!

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:46 AM

Since the AC72's are new to everyone and it is going to be a much more sailing skills vs. technology race, the challengers have a great shot at winning AC34. What would the likely winners like Artemis/Cayard and Emirate/Dalton do if they won? Would they keep it in multi-hulls. Haven't heard any comments from contenders that they would switch it back to mono-hulls.


FFS don't try top turn this into a serious thread. Just go with the flow.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:54 AM


Since the AC72's are new to everyone and it is going to be a much more sailing skills vs. technology race, the challengers have a great shot at winning AC34. What would the likely winners like Artemis/Cayard and Emirate/Dalton do if they won? Would they keep it in multi-hulls. Haven't heard any comments from contenders that they would switch it back to mono-hulls.


FFS don't try top turn this into a serious thread. Just go with the flow.



+1 There is too much " serious " chat on here as it is . This is just for fun , feel free to play along :D

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:42 PM

Since the AC72's are new to everyone and it is going to be a much more sailing skills vs. technology race, the challengers have a great shot at winning AC34.


Really???

I quite fancy a wager, so what odds will you offer me if I have Or and you have all the other Challengers?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:31 PM


Since the AC72's are new to everyone and it is going to be a much more sailing skills vs. technology race, the challengers have a great shot at winning AC34.


Really???

I quite fancy a wager, so what odds will you offer me if I have Or and you have all the other Challengers?


Wouldn't bet against US as I want the Cup to stay in its natural home of San Francisco and it's bad luck to bet against your home team whether that's Cam Lewis team or Ellison's team.

Be betting blind now anyway. One of the winged cat competitive sailors posted a message that he thought that there would be one boat design among the AC72's that would prove superior.

That's what makes the AC34 so risky for Ellison and US team. This should be one of the most competitive AC we've seen in a long time as far as no team going in with a winning boat design from the last race.


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Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:05 PM

Did anyone else think this thread was going to be about ANOTHER class of boat?

A5, AC45, AC72, AC33, AC34, AC35, EB90... onlt unique one was DZ- 17!

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:25 PM

As AC34 is pretty much a forgone conclusion and Larry will still be in charge for AC35 I thought it might be beneficial to all if we brought forth into the light of day some persistent rumors we have been hearing in the waterfront bars and sea side AA meetings lately. These are a few of the AC35 protocol changes . Feel free to add those pearls you have heard as well . I will be making revisions as they become noteworthy :rolleyes:

In no particular order :

1/ Do to his having control of the majority of land in the bay area San Francisco will be renamed , Ernieville . All maps should be changed to reflect the update .

2/ All challenging teams livery will be in basic black while Oracle will remain the good guy white.

3/ Each challenging team will have at least one Ellison relative or close personal friend as a member of the after guard.

4/ As Nascar fans will make up most of the viewing audience at AC34 in a effort to clean up the waterfront and prevent any hazardous waste issue spittoons , Carbon Fiber of course, will be positioned every 100ft surrounding San Francisco Bay. Skoal will become the primary event sponsor for AC35.

4a/ The other primary hazardous waste concern will be the multitude of small pieces of carbon fiber and mylar film that will be washing ashore . When confronted with this issue a team spokesman said that the spectators could view them as " lovely parting gifts " and to take as much home as they could carry .

5/ There will be no BMW's allowed within the city limits during the regatta .

6/ The Golden gate bridge will support a number of Oracle luxury suites during the regatta . The bridge will be closed for traffic . When Larry was posed the question as to how people will get from the Sausalito area to Ernieville and visa versa his response was " they can use their helicopters ".When it was mentioned that some of the people may not own a private helicopter he responded with, " oh " and walked off.

7/ There will be no direct eye contact with LE .

8/ Do not speak unless spoken too and always respond with " his lordship " .

9/ The name Ernesto Bertelli will be stricken from all written and on line media .

10/ Anyone whose entire sailing experience is derived from the INTERNET will hereby be called Eagletarians.

11/ All INTERNET postings will be moderated by Team Oracle representatives to provide fair and equal coverage.

12/ All challenging designs must be checked by team Oracle representatives for " safety " concerns prior to the actual build . Oracle may at its discretion make changes to the challengers design for " safety " concerns . Those designs MUST be incorporated into the build .

13/ If , due to the lack of actual competition , the TV media becomes board and discontinues coverage a group of actual courtroom artists are on standby to jump in and provide some vivid four color drawings that may or may not be picked up by the local papers within days of the actual event.

14/ Under no circumstances will a larger yacht be allowed on the bay than whatever Le's current toy is .

As for the regatta itself

1/ The number of actual races to be run will depend on how long His Lordship remains interested . When he becomes dis interested the regatta is over , Oracle is declared the winner once again and the racing stops .

2/ All challenging yachts will be equipped with a remote controlled incendiary device .

3/ There will be no passing of Oracle under any conditions . ( see rule #2 )

4/ At the outside chance of a close crossing the challenging boat must bear off and allow Oracle to pass. If LE is on board the crew of the challenging boat must , in unison repeat , " lovely day your Lordship ". If LE is not on board the crew must respond with " looking good guys " and give thumbs up for at least 30 seconds to be timed by the closest team Oracle on the water referee.

5/ As there will be some complaining of the actual distance between all challenging boats and Gods chosen ones ,team Oracle,that will occur during AC 34 this time around they will try to slow down until there is only a 5 to 10 min lead. If however that five min lead is reduced further see rule #2.

6/ During the pre start , as the new owner of the Bay, His Lordship ,will be allowed to pick which side of the course he wishes to start on . The challenging crew will compliment him on his fine choice and proceed in the other direction . If at any point the challenging crews choice becomes favored they must immediately begin penalty turns until notified by the Team Oracle on the water referees that they are allowed to proceed but not to let it happen again . if it does happen , see rule #2.



What???? No rule requiring hot chicks in bikinis to present themselves to "his Lordship" for "inspection" prior to being allowed to view "his" races...

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 02:12 AM


As AC34 is pretty much a forgone conclusion and Larry will still be in charge for AC35 I thought it might be beneficial to all if we brought forth into the light of day some persistent rumors we have been hearing in the waterfront bars and sea side AA meetings lately. These are a few of the AC35 protocol changes . Feel free to add those pearls you have heard as well . I will be making revisions as they become noteworthy :rolleyes:

In no particular order :

1/ Do to his having control of the majority of land in the bay area San Francisco will be renamed , Ernieville . All maps should be changed to reflect the update .

2/ All challenging teams livery will be in basic black while Oracle will remain the good guy white.

3/ Each challenging team will have at least one Ellison relative or close personal friend as a member of the after guard.

4/ As Nascar fans will make up most of the viewing audience at AC34 in a effort to clean up the waterfront and prevent any hazardous waste issue spittoons , Carbon Fiber of course, will be positioned every 100ft surrounding San Francisco Bay. Skoal will become the primary event sponsor for AC35.

4a/ The other primary hazardous waste concern will be the multitude of small pieces of carbon fiber and mylar film that will be washing ashore . When confronted with this issue a team spokesman said that the spectators could view them as " lovely parting gifts " and to take as much home as they could carry .

5/ There will be no BMW's allowed within the city limits during the regatta .

6/ The Golden gate bridge will support a number of Oracle luxury suites during the regatta . The bridge will be closed for traffic . When Larry was posed the question as to how people will get from the Sausalito area to Ernieville and visa versa his response was " they can use their helicopters ".When it was mentioned that some of the people may not own a private helicopter he responded with, " oh " and walked off.

7/ There will be no direct eye contact with LE .

8/ Do not speak unless spoken too and always respond with " his lordship " .

9/ The name Ernesto Bertelli will be stricken from all written and on line media .

10/ Anyone whose entire sailing experience is derived from the INTERNET will hereby be called Eagletarians.

11/ All INTERNET postings will be moderated by Team Oracle representatives to provide fair and equal coverage.

12/ All challenging designs must be checked by team Oracle representatives for " safety " concerns prior to the actual build . Oracle may at its discretion make changes to the challengers design for " safety " concerns . Those designs MUST be incorporated into the build .

13/ If , due to the lack of actual competition , the TV media becomes board and discontinues coverage a group of actual courtroom artists are on standby to jump in and provide some vivid four color drawings that may or may not be picked up by the local papers within days of the actual event.

14/ Under no circumstances will a larger yacht be allowed on the bay than whatever Le's current toy is .

As for the regatta itself

1/ The number of actual races to be run will depend on how long His Lordship remains interested . When he becomes dis interested the regatta is over , Oracle is declared the winner once again and the racing stops .

2/ All challenging yachts will be equipped with a remote controlled incendiary device .

3/ There will be no passing of Oracle under any conditions . ( see rule #2 )

4/ At the outside chance of a close crossing the challenging boat must bear off and allow Oracle to pass. If LE is on board the crew of the challenging boat must , in unison repeat , " lovely day your Lordship ". If LE is not on board the crew must respond with " looking good guys " and give thumbs up for at least 30 seconds to be timed by the closest team Oracle on the water referee.

5/ As there will be some complaining of the actual distance between all challenging boats and Gods chosen ones ,team Oracle,that will occur during AC 34 this time around they will try to slow down until there is only a 5 to 10 min lead. If however that five min lead is reduced further see rule #2.

6/ During the pre start , as the new owner of the Bay, His Lordship ,will be allowed to pick which side of the course he wishes to start on . The challenging crew will compliment him on his fine choice and proceed in the other direction . If at any point the challenging crews choice becomes favored they must immediately begin penalty turns until notified by the Team Oracle on the water referees that they are allowed to proceed but not to let it happen again . if it does happen , see rule #2.



What???? No rule requiring hot chicks in bikinis to present themselves to "his Lordship" for "inspection" prior to being allowed to view "his" races...



Thats a good point and it is funny you mention it . During the Sausalito Cup regattas as soon as Oracle crossed the line the following RIB would pull alongside and pick Larry up and whisk him away and off to his yacht at the time Ronin. On the stern awaited a lovely young thing who would give Larry a big congratulatory hug and off they would go never to be seen for the remainder of the evening . He would send Russel in to pick up the hardware at the club after each race . As he was using the next newer generation IACC boat than ours it was amazing to see what a difference a few little years made in performance . Just unbeleivable in the improved pointing ability and overall speed.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:35 AM



As AC34 is pretty much a forgone conclusion and Larry will still be in charge for AC35 I thought it might be beneficial to all if we brought forth into the light of day some persistent rumors we have been hearing in the waterfront bars and sea side AA meetings lately. These are a few of the AC35 protocol changes . Feel free to add those pearls you have heard as well . I will be making revisions as they become noteworthy :rolleyes:

In no particular order :

1/ Do to his having control of the majority of land in the bay area San Francisco will be renamed , Ernieville . All maps should be changed to reflect the update .

2/ All challenging teams livery will be in basic black while Oracle will remain the good guy white.

3/ Each challenging team will have at least one Ellison relative or close personal friend as a member of the after guard.

4/ As Nascar fans will make up most of the viewing audience at AC34 in a effort to clean up the waterfront and prevent any hazardous waste issue spittoons , Carbon Fiber of course, will be positioned every 100ft surrounding San Francisco Bay. Skoal will become the primary event sponsor for AC35.

4a/ The other primary hazardous waste concern will be the multitude of small pieces of carbon fiber and mylar film that will be washing ashore . When confronted with this issue a team spokesman said that the spectators could view them as " lovely parting gifts " and to take as much home as they could carry .

5/ There will be no BMW's allowed within the city limits during the regatta .

6/ The Golden gate bridge will support a number of Oracle luxury suites during the regatta . The bridge will be closed for traffic . When Larry was posed the question as to how people will get from the Sausalito area to Ernieville and visa versa his response was " they can use their helicopters ".When it was mentioned that some of the people may not own a private helicopter he responded with, " oh " and walked off.

7/ There will be no direct eye contact with LE .

8/ Do not speak unless spoken too and always respond with " his lordship " .

9/ The name Ernesto Bertelli will be stricken from all written and on line media .

10/ Anyone whose entire sailing experience is derived from the INTERNET will hereby be called Eagletarians.

11/ All INTERNET postings will be moderated by Team Oracle representatives to provide fair and equal coverage.

12/ All challenging designs must be checked by team Oracle representatives for " safety " concerns prior to the actual build . Oracle may at its discretion make changes to the challengers design for " safety " concerns . Those designs MUST be incorporated into the build .

13/ If , due to the lack of actual competition , the TV media becomes board and discontinues coverage a group of actual courtroom artists are on standby to jump in and provide some vivid four color drawings that may or may not be picked up by the local papers within days of the actual event.

14/ Under no circumstances will a larger yacht be allowed on the bay than whatever Le's current toy is .

As for the regatta itself

1/ The number of actual races to be run will depend on how long His Lordship remains interested . When he becomes dis interested the regatta is over , Oracle is declared the winner once again and the racing stops .

2/ All challenging yachts will be equipped with a remote controlled incendiary device .

3/ There will be no passing of Oracle under any conditions . ( see rule #2 )

4/ At the outside chance of a close crossing the challenging boat must bear off and allow Oracle to pass. If LE is on board the crew of the challenging boat must , in unison repeat , " lovely day your Lordship ". If LE is not on board the crew must respond with " looking good guys " and give thumbs up for at least 30 seconds to be timed by the closest team Oracle on the water referee.

5/ As there will be some complaining of the actual distance between all challenging boats and Gods chosen ones ,team Oracle,that will occur during AC 34 this time around they will try to slow down until there is only a 5 to 10 min lead. If however that five min lead is reduced further see rule #2.

6/ During the pre start , as the new owner of the Bay, His Lordship ,will be allowed to pick which side of the course he wishes to start on . The challenging crew will compliment him on his fine choice and proceed in the other direction . If at any point the challenging crews choice becomes favored they must immediately begin penalty turns until notified by the Team Oracle on the water referees that they are allowed to proceed but not to let it happen again . if it does happen , see rule #2.



What???? No rule requiring hot chicks in bikinis to present themselves to "his Lordship" for "inspection" prior to being allowed to view "his" races...



Thats a good point and it is funny you mention it . During the Sausalito Cup regattas as soon as Oracle crossed the line the following RIB would pull alongside and pick Larry up and whisk him away and off to his yacht at the time Ronin. On the stern awaited a lovely young thing who would give Larry a big congratulatory hug and off they would go never to be seen for the remainder of the evening . He would send Russel in to pick up the hardware at the club after each race . As he was using the next newer generation IACC boat than ours it was amazing to see what a difference a few little years made in performance . Just unbeleivable in the improved pointing ability and overall speed.


As long as somebody's getting some, it's all good...

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:43 PM

Yeah I think everyone here has a story about Ellison and his sailing his yachts etc.

I remember one year during the Big Boat Series I think, we all were coming in after a rough day of J105 battling on SF Bay, and Ronin, which looked like a mini battleship IIRC, was bow pointed into the little harbor where GGYC and St FYC are located, and all of the fleets could barely get back into the docks. We get in and dock up, and there is a whaler or something with a couple guys who looked like soldiers of some 007 bad guy's crew off of Ronin at the St FYC dock picking up a small group of smoking hotties climbing on heading out to Ronin. It was a bit creepy IIRC.

I also remember Larry sailing Sayonara in a great little pursuit we have here called the Great Pumpkin at halloween time. He had a video guy on board but they were out having fun with the rest of us. He's eccentric yes probably, but he lives a fun filled life, and now he's brought the new AC to SF.

Bless him, and his hotties.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:57 PM

Yeah I think everyone here has a story about Ellison and his sailing his yachts etc.

I remember one year during the Big Boat Series I think, we all were coming in after a rough day of J105 battling on SF Bay, and Ronin, which looked like a mini battleship IIRC, was bow pointed into the little harbor where GGYC and St FYC are located, and all of the fleets could barely get back into the docks. We get in and dock up, and there is a whaler or something with a couple guys who looked like soldiers of some 007 bad guy's crew off of Ronin at the St FYC dock picking up a small group of smoking hotties climbing on heading out to Ronin. It was a bit creepy IIRC.

I also remember Larry sailing Sayonara in a great little pursuit we have here called the Great Pumpkin at halloween time. He had a video guy on board but they were out having fun with the rest of us. He's eccentric yes probably, but he lives a fun filled life, and now he's brought the new AC to SF.

Bless him, and his hotties.


Very funny thread...!

I'm all for hotties!

Mariner, I have a question...

Call me a dumbass...

Wait!

I'll do it to myself... Dumbass FS!

What does IIRC mean...?

"It was a bit creepy IIRC."

I await the hurl of insults to my inteligence...

FS

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:02 PM


Yeah I think everyone here has a story about Ellison and his sailing his yachts etc.

I remember one year during the Big Boat Series I think, we all were coming in after a rough day of J105 battling on SF Bay, and Ronin, which looked like a mini battleship IIRC, was bow pointed into the little harbor where GGYC and St FYC are located, and all of the fleets could barely get back into the docks. We get in and dock up, and there is a whaler or something with a couple guys who looked like soldiers of some 007 bad guy's crew off of Ronin at the St FYC dock picking up a small group of smoking hotties climbing on heading out to Ronin. It was a bit creepy IIRC.

I also remember Larry sailing Sayonara in a great little pursuit we have here called the Great Pumpkin at halloween time. He had a video guy on board but they were out having fun with the rest of us. He's eccentric yes probably, but he lives a fun filled life, and now he's brought the new AC to SF.

Bless him, and his hotties.


Very funny thread...!

I'm all for hotties!

Mariner, I have a question...

Call me a dumbass...

Wait!

I'll do it to myself... Dumbass FS!

What does IIRC mean...?

"It was a bit creepy IIRC."

I await the hurl of insults to my inteligence...

FS



Don't sweat it IIRC= if I recall corectly... I believe it's probably on that list of SAAC acronyms pinned at the top if you need a reference for those acronyms. Some of them I don't know either.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:13 PM



Yeah I think everyone here has a story about Ellison and his sailing his yachts etc.

I remember one year during the Big Boat Series I think, we all were coming in after a rough day of J105 battling on SF Bay, and Ronin, which looked like a mini battleship IIRC, was bow pointed into the little harbor where GGYC and St FYC are located, and all of the fleets could barely get back into the docks. We get in and dock up, and there is a whaler or something with a couple guys who looked like soldiers of some 007 bad guy's crew off of Ronin at the St FYC dock picking up a small group of smoking hotties climbing on heading out to Ronin. It was a bit creepy IIRC.

I also remember Larry sailing Sayonara in a great little pursuit we have here called the Great Pumpkin at halloween time. He had a video guy on board but they were out having fun with the rest of us. He's eccentric yes probably, but he lives a fun filled life, and now he's brought the new AC to SF.

Bless him, and his hotties.


Very funny thread...!

I'm all for hotties!

Mariner, I have a question...

Call me a dumbass...

Wait!

I'll do it to myself... Dumbass FS!

What does IIRC mean...?

"It was a bit creepy IIRC."

I await the hurl of insults to my inteligence...

FS



Don't sweat it IIRC= if I recall corectly... I believe it's probably on that list of SAAC acronyms pinned at the top if you need a reference for those acronyms. Some of them I don't know either.


Thanks man... laughing my ass off...!

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:18 PM




Yeah I think everyone here has a story about Ellison and his sailing his yachts etc.

I remember one year during the Big Boat Series I think, we all were coming in after a rough day of J105 battling on SF Bay, and Ronin, which looked like a mini battleship IIRC, was bow pointed into the little harbor where GGYC and St FYC are located, and all of the fleets could barely get back into the docks. We get in and dock up, and there is a whaler or something with a couple guys who looked like soldiers of some 007 bad guy's crew off of Ronin at the St FYC dock picking up a small group of smoking hotties climbing on heading out to Ronin. It was a bit creepy IIRC.

I also remember Larry sailing Sayonara in a great little pursuit we have here called the Great Pumpkin at halloween time. He had a video guy on board but they were out having fun with the rest of us. He's eccentric yes probably, but he lives a fun filled life, and now he's brought the new AC to SF.

Bless him, and his hotties.


Very funny thread...!

I'm all for hotties!

Mariner, I have a question...

Call me a dumbass...

Wait!

I'll do it to myself... Dumbass FS!

What does IIRC mean...?

"It was a bit creepy IIRC."

I await the hurl of insults to my inteligence...

FS



Don't sweat it IIRC= if I recall corectly... I believe it's probably on that list of SAAC acronyms pinned at the top if you need a reference for those acronyms. Some of them I don't know either.


Thanks man... laughing my ass off...!



= LMAO

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

VSail on FB just now:
Any truth to the rumor Russell Coutts has signed with Oman Sail for the 35th America's Cup and has 2 AC45's under construction??


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:19 PM

Rule #3.141 "All competitors boats shall be constructed from Concrete and American Redwood, which must have been grown in the challenger's home country"

 

Rule #2.718 "No team other than Oracle Team USA shall be allowed to hire Australians or New Zealanders, including the teams from Australia and New Zealand"



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:05 PM

I thought I was quite funny.
What was definitely funny was that you wrote loads, tried really hard, but your brain farted right at the start and sabotaged you.

He's trying to live up to his full name...maximus interruptus. Has the same half-fulfilled sensation  :lol:



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:26 AM

VSail on FB just now:
Any truth to the rumor Russell Coutts has signed with Oman Sail for the 35th America's Cup and has 2 AC45's under construction??

 

 

What's the source of the rumor?

 

Is this part of a Dalton misinformation campaign?



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:35 AM

Well his boy just got spanked in the latest ACWS and his boat's on a freighter somewhere so he has some free time on his hands, that is unless the team is out practicing on the SL33's as warm up for the 72.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:36 AM

 

VSail on FB just now:
Any truth to the rumor Russell Coutts has signed with Oman Sail for the 35th America's Cup and has 2 AC45's under construction??

 

 

What's the source of the rumor?

 

Is this part of a Dalton misinformation campaign?

 

 

I would think adding in the purchase of AC45s to the rumor would make it seem to be a bit far fetched. As we have no clue is AC 35 will be sailed in one, two , three or more hulls buying a 45 would be a shade pre mature. Time will tell .



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:00 AM

 

 

VSail on FB just now:
Any truth to the rumor Russell Coutts has signed with Oman Sail for the 35th America's Cup and has 2 AC45's under construction??

 

 

What's the source of the rumor?

 

Is this part of a Dalton misinformation campaign?

 

 

I would think adding in the purchase of AC45s to the rumor would make it seem to be a bit far fetched. As we have no clue is AC 35 will be sailed in one, two , three or more hulls buying a 45 would be a shade pre mature. Time will tell .

 

 

I doubt this is true, because if it is Coutts will be gone from Oracle so fast.  No way Larry would ever for a nanosecond tolerate someone setting up his next gig while in his employ, particularly as CEO of the team (and event).

 

Coutts would have no incentive to win, and could have incentive to throw the series to the Kiwis, and become the Challenger of Record for doing so, bringing Oman in to replace LV as the Challenger series sponsor.   Oman might even pay the frieght on the ACWS.

 

My guess, someone - Dalton, maybe even Erne$to, is using Pierre to just fuck with Russell, mostly, and Larry a little bit.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:15 AM

Oman may host an event but a team? I doubt it.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:27 AM

Anyone discussing this needs to get out more. Seriously. And yes that includes me.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:27 AM

I would think adding in the purchase of AC45s to the rumor would make it seem to be a bit far fetched. As we have no clue is AC 35 will be sailed in one, two , three or more hulls buying a 45 would be a shade pre mature. Time will tell .

 

Precisely, why would anyone build new AC45s when there are probably a few going second hand at bargain prices? And as they may be a dead end class after September, no-one would be silly enough to spend money on new ones now.

 

On the other hand a team from Oman is not far fetched, seeing as the number one prerequisite for starting a team these days is money



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:36 AM

The Oman Sail program has produced some very talented local sailors and them buying two AC45s would not be that strange, they could learn how to handle wingsails and do matchrace training to prepare them for a possible future ACWS series.
Maybe even start an AC campaign or at least get one of their nationals on an AC team.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:59 AM

VSail on FB just now:
Any truth to the rumor Russell Coutts has signed with Oman Sail for the 35th America's Cup and has 2 AC45's under construction??

Maybe not for AC35. But it makes sense for Coutts to plan for the survival of the WSL45 circus beyond September. SHows he's a realist...



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:27 AM

VSail on FB just now:
Any truth to the rumor Russell Coutts has signed with Oman Sail for the 35th America's Cup and has 2 AC45's under construction??

 

Russell Coutts can sign whatever the fuck he wants.  He's gotta win the cup first.  Sounds to me like he's covering his ass so that when he loses and Larry's fired him, he's already cosied up to Oman Sailing.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:29 AM

 

VSail on FB just now:
Any truth to the rumor Russell Coutts has signed with Oman Sail for the 35th America's Cup and has 2 AC45's under construction??

 

Russell Coutts can sign whatever the fuck he wants.  He's gotta win the cup first.  Sounds to me like he's covering his ass so that when he loses and Larry's fired him, he's already cosied up to Oman Sailing.

Do you actually think he needs to "cover his ass" ?

 

This rumor is just that, a rumor.

 

If their is any truth to it he may have been talking to them about entering AC35 should OR defend successfully.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:34 AM

Lol, as deep and meaningful as the ADM lawsuit.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:36 AM

That's about it.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

oman-air-majan.jpgTrimaran-sailing-yacht-Oman-Air-Majan-Ph

 

 

iShares Cup - Extreme 40

 

In 2008 Oman burst onto the global sailing scene by announcing an Extreme 40 team competing in the second edition of the hugely successful iShares Cup.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oman_Sail



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:55 AM

(@vsail) Let the AC rumors fly: Russell Coutts goes to Oman, the next AC is raced on AC50's and should GGYC defend, Grant Simmer will head ACEA

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

Yeah I think everyone here has a story about Ellison and his sailing his yachts etc.

I remember one year during the Big Boat Series I think, we all were coming in after a rough day of J105 battling on SF Bay, and Ronin, which looked like a mini battleship IIRC, was bow pointed into the little harbor where GGYC and St FYC are located, and all of the fleets could barely get back into the docks. We get in and dock up, and there is a whaler or something with a couple guys who looked like soldiers of some 007 bad guy's crew off of Ronin at the St FYC dock picking up a small group of smoking hotties climbing on heading out to Ronin. It was a bit creepy IIRC.

I also remember Larry sailing Sayonara in a great little pursuit we have here called the Great Pumpkin at halloween time. He had a video guy on board but they were out having fun with the rest of us. He's eccentric yes probably, but he lives a fun filled life, and now he's brought the new AC to SF.

Bless him, and his hotties.

I was sailing in BBS that year (thankfully not in a J105), and the hotties were the Oakland Raider Cheerleaders. I knew one of them pretty well at the time. One of the few things I have in common with Mr. Ellison 

 

Was on the podium with him at Antigua Sailing Week after winning different divisions. I was able to hold my inebriated skipper up long enough to shake his hand, and very soft hands he has but very serious bodyguards. 



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:44 PM

Also, at least in my part of the City at least 60% of the cars are BMW's so the no-BMW provision is going to be troublesome. How will enforcement take place? Execution? We can't all be hipsters driving Saabs anymore.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

And here I thought the original post would be the funniest part of the thread....  



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:34 PM

(@vsail) Let the AC rumors fly: Russell Coutts goes to Oman, the next AC is raced on AC50's and should GGYC defend, Grant Simmer will head ACEA

That's no rumour, just a different job: Simmer has already replaced Coutts who's CEO in name (and pay, under contract) only. All serious decisions are Simmer's.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:13 PM

(@vsail) Let the AC rumors fly: Russell Coutts goes to Oman, the next AC is raced on AC50's and should GGYC defend, Grant Simmer will head ACEA

That's no rumour, just a different job: Simmer has already replaced Coutts who's CEO in name (and pay, under contract) only. All serious decisions are Simmer's.

 

Simmer does not run ACEA, has absolutely nothing to do with it.  He runs Oracle Racing.

 

Barclay runs ACEA.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:04 AM

Here's a rumor: if GGYC loses the Cup, OTUSA will be for sale. If GGYC successfully defends the Cup, OTUSA will be for sale.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:45 AM

The rumor running around the bay is that if the next cup is in cats, Kithcart and TC will team up with MSP as his boat builder.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:01 AM

The rumor running around the bay is that if the next cup is in cats, Kithcart and TC will team up with MSP as his boat builder.

Do you still sail with Marcus in you shitbox ? scratch your leg now.... :lol:



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:22 AM

The rumor running around the bay is that if the next cup is in cats, Kithcart and TC will team up with MSP as his boat builder.

And Hastings as the resident politician.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:13 AM

Here's a rumor: if GGYC loses the Cup, OTUSA will be for sale. If GGYC successfully defends the Cup, OTUSA will be for sale.

 

I get OTUSA being for sale if they don't defend, but OTUSA being for sale if they are successful is really a surprise.  Especially after all the talk from Uncle Larry about building the AC brand in regards to TV exposure.  Also, who will defend for GGYC?  Either way things don't look good for a credible American team in the AC moving forward.

 

WetHog  :ph34r:



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:33 AM

maybe ernesto's sister will buy it as a xmas present for him 

 

then he could make a team video about wuss and laza's time at the helm 

 

and rename the team alinghi

 

if OR won in sept. would whoever bought the team have to be a member of the club that holds the cup?

 

or would the club then have to scratch around looking for a defender

 

leaving the door open for DOG challenge if they couldn't sort things out very quick



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

Here's a rumor kithcart will buy oracle racing with magic Johnson's money.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:00 PM

maybe ernesto's sister will buy it as a xmas present for him 

 

then he could make a team video about wuss and laza's time at the helm 

 

and rename the team alinghi

 

if OR won in sept. would whoever bought the team have to be a member of the club that holds the cup?

 

or would the club then have to scratch around looking for a defender

 

leaving the door open for DOG challenge if they couldn't sort things out very quick

 

 

No, quite a few teams vying for and being the defender yacht were not members of the NYYC, all the way back to the early Boston YC's defender boats in the late 1800's. DC's team was from SDYC back in '80 & '83.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

No, quite a few teams vying for and being the defender yacht were not members of the NYYC, all the way back to the early Boston YC's defender boats in the late 1800's. DC's team was from SDYC back in '80 & '83.

 

Only because NYYC chose to consider defenders from other clubs.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:20 PM

No, quite a few teams vying for and being the defender yacht were not members of the NYYC, all the way back to the early Boston YC's defender boats in the late 1800's. DC's team was from SDYC back in '80 & '83.

 

Only because NYYC chose to consider defenders from other clubs.

 

But the question was did they 'have' to be members of GGYC. Say if a member of Richmond YC bought the team GGYC coud still chose to have that team be their defender team/yacht.

 

Mahaney's Mermaid boat was not a SDYC member boat I think, as Mahaney and Marshall were east coast guys, but DC chose to sail that boat in '95. So anything can happen, depending on what the GGYC wants to do in its best interest.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:28 PM

Hoom, aren't you putting the cart before the horse?
 
Any 'hip pocket challenge' and that is really what you are talking about if you are hoping to head off a DOG challenge, is officially between the Defending Yacht Club and a Foreign Yacht Club. Boats and Teams are at that moment irrelevant - although a prudent YC will have endeavoured to make sure that they had sufficient backing to undertake a defence long before their boat crosses the line to win the last race of the Match.
In reality though they have little choice but to be ready, as they are bound by the Deed to accept the first challenge received from a legitimate foreign YC. In reality all they are bound to do then though is turn up with a largish plastic bathtub on the prescribed DOG course within 10 months. So not too onerous!
Anything more elaborate than that is by mutual consent only.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:08 PM

^ Guys, guys, guys!

Take this serious shit to some other thread, this is for comedic value only!

 

In the mean time, I heard that Jimmy is actually Dalt's love child.

Thats why he can't bring himself to add ALL the cool design features that ETNZ have thought of to NZA.

He doesn't want to embarass Jimmy by beating him by TOO much.






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