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#701 Rennmaus

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

Why do I have to think of commie functions?
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:17 PM

^ Atmospheric

My superficial understanding of Italian culture as a tourist after some 20 visits would say they could take almost anything and make it a grandiose, and especially in Napoli a very passionate, occasion. One of the reasons that I, like JS too w his much deeper experience, predicted that ACWS Napoli is going to be a Big deal.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

Why do I have to think of commie functions?
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That looks like Stalin in silhouette....both he and George would be spinning in their graves, albeit in opposite directions.Posted Image

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:20 PM

^ Atmospheric

My superficial understanding of Italian culture as a tourist after some 20 visits would say they could take almost anything and make it a grandiose, and especially in Napoli a very passionate, occasion. One of the reasons that I, like JS too w his much deeper experience, predicted that ACWS Napoli is going to be a Big deal.


It's your superficial predictions which are a LOL-a-minute

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:20 PM

Very atmospheric indeed. As well as sunny and warm...

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

Why do I have to think of commie functions?
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Nah, more like the blood miracle of St.Januarius

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:37 PM


^ Atmospheric

My superficial understanding of Italian culture as a tourist after some 20 visits would say they could take almost anything and make it a grandiose, and especially in Napoli a very passionate, occasion. One of the reasons that I, like JS too w his much deeper experience, predicted that ACWS Napoli is going to be a Big deal.


It's your superficial predictions which are a LOL-a-minute

Apparently you have a better prediction about ACWS Napoli? What is it?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

Very atmospheric indeed. As well as sunny and warm...

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That is a good photo!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:52 PM



^ Atmospheric

My superficial understanding of Italian culture as a tourist after some 20 visits would say they could take almost anything and make it a grandiose, and especially in Napoli a very passionate, occasion. One of the reasons that I, like JS too w his much deeper experience, predicted that ACWS Napoli is going to be a Big deal.


It's your superficial predictions which are a LOL-a-minute

Apparently you have a better prediction about ACWS Napoli? What is it?


ETNZ will beat OR

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:54 PM

ETNZ will beat OR

Now we're talkin!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:58 PM

Must have been quite the shindig in Napoli tonight


Nav, do your thang!



Just a couple to give the mood - there has been far too much speechifying, (and praying) already in my opinion for the amount of action

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:43 PM



Must have been quite the shindig in Napoli tonight


Nav, do your thang!



Just a couple to give the mood - there has been far too much speechifying, (and praying) already in my opinion for the amount of action


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Camel Toe Cup ?

#713 Rennmaus

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:47 PM

^
Wet t-shirt contest.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:31 AM

Isn't this just a sailing regatta?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:34 AM

Apparently not. They even brought the military out just for TK.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:10 AM

The fourth regatta in the 2011/12 America's Cup World Series is in
Naples, Italy, with racing on April 11-15. The event will feature nine
boats from seven countries, including: Luna Rossa Challenge (Italy) with
two boats, Artemis Racing (Sweden), China Team (China), Emirates Team New
Zealand (New Zealand), Energy Team (France), ORACLE Racing (USA) with two
boats, and Team Korea (Korea). Races can be viewed on the America's Cup
YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/AmericasCup), either live or replay. Here
is the race schedule: http://tinyurl.com/ACUP-040612


Looking on the plus side of a shrinking AC there will be plenty of spare parts should anyone else pull a " Oracle " and T bone another boat. that kind of crash will have no quick fix but you could grab one of the other hulls laying around for instance. Quick paint job and off you go .

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:37 AM

So what do you suppose will happen to the Aleph boat ?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:57 AM

Apparently not. They even brought the military out just for TK.




Ah gee, thanks

Pity about the rain.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:09 AM

So what do you suppose will happen to the Aleph boat ?



It should come in handy at some point as there were no replacment hulls made as far as we know. It could be joined by a few others shortly and become a start to the AC rental and or tourist ride fleet .

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:42 AM

Isn't this just a sailing regatta?



exactly what I was thinking... dear lord!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:31 AM

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That presumably is intended to depict the tormented shade of George Schuyler on hearing of the collusion between Defender and a Challenger in AC34.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

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That presumably is intended to depict the tormented shade of George Schuyler on hearing of the collusion between Defender and a Challenger in AC34.



I think this may have started a bit earlier when the term " one design " was uttered :)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:34 AM

This seemed like a good show to me, the city put a lot of effort into it.
I guess some of you are some numbed down that you cant even see that, bunch of armchair admirals.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:29 AM

Pirates music!!!:wub:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

More atmo.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

Great shot imo:
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Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi / Luna Rossa 2013

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:56 AM


So what do you suppose will happen to the Aleph boat ?



It should come in handy at some point as there were no replacment hulls made as far as we know. It could be joined by a few others shortly and become a start to the AC rental and or tourist ride fleet .

Energy has said they want a second AC45. Perhaps they are interested.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:22 AM



So what do you suppose will happen to the Aleph boat ?



It should come in handy at some point as there were no replacment hulls made as far as we know. It could be joined by a few others shortly and become a start to the AC rental and or tourist ride fleet .

Energy has said they want a second AC45. Perhaps they are interested.


They'll need to clear things up with ACRM then, cause they are scheduled all the way to Newport and there's nothing about #10




34th America's Cup Regatta Notice 2012/100
From: Iain Murray, Regatta Director
To: Competitors for the 34th America's Cup
Date: April 9 2012
RE: Naples, Venice and Newport onsite access and shipping
information.
Naples
• Chase Boats to be moved to Naples Port AM on the 17th April.
• All Containers & platforms to be packed by the end of the day on the 18th
April.
• Inventories to be submitted to Harriet by Monday 16th April.
Venice
• Shore team access PM on the 30th April
• 1st day of sailing - 11th May
• Liveline and SIS rigging instructions
- Platform Assembled Net on and tight, specifically the aft section and the
join of the main net to the forward net. Bowsprit on. Rules Display
housing Installed (if removed due to position for shipping).
- Wing: Main Elements joined. Cuban Sock installed and tightened. Wing
Extension NOT Installed.
• Liveline and SIS - Teams must have their Platform and Wing ready (as
outlined above) for the dates shown in the table below.


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&etc for Newport......http://noticeboard.americascup.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/RN100-Naples-Venice-and-Newport-Shipping-Info.pdf

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

Base Cam - Live



Streamed live on Apr 9, 2012 by AmericasCup

Tune in to the AC World Series - Naples webcam to get a bird's eye view of all the action, live from Italy. We have three webcams covering the team bases and Race Village area. See if you can spot your favorite team as they prepare each day. Championship Racing runs from April 11-15, with teams training in the days leading up to the racing.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

Base Cam - Live



Streamed live on Apr 9, 2012 by AmericasCup

Tune in to the AC World Series - Naples webcam to get a bird's eye view of all the action, live from Italy. We have three webcams covering the team bases and Race Village area. See if you can spot your favorite team as they prepare each day. Championship Racing runs from April 11-15, with teams training in the days leading up to the racing.


Nice! Good planning.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:08 PM



So what do you suppose will happen to the Aleph boat ?



It should come in handy at some point as there were no replacment hulls made as far as we know. It could be joined by a few others shortly and become a start to the AC rental and or tourist ride fleet .

Energy has said they want a second AC45. Perhaps they are interested.


Have they paid for the first and if so can they afford a second ? Money is a real dark cloud for these guys at the moment unless the rumors of a decent sponsor come tru.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:42 PM

pics are all pretty special, as you'd expect from Borlenghi working for Luna Rossa. Certainly nice to have him around, should up the game of all the others (some of whom have been getting lazy lately...ahem gilles ahem...)

All pics ©2012 Carlo Borleghi, Luna Rossa

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

Are you sure about the photo attribution ^^ Clean?

I see © G. M-R on those here http://photo.america...lioID=717&co=10



Here are some from the latest album: http://photo.america...lioID=718&co=10 that claims, Massive frequentation at the public village

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Sure looks like a lot of interest. Dated today - though the webcam suggests otherwise.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:30 PM


Base Cam - Live

Nice! Good planning.

Good panning too.

Crane Cam 1 was looking along the shoreline just now and then panned in to the distance, there must be ten thousand people along the waterfront. I suspect the area near Base Cam 1 (ETNZ boat in the foreground) is off limits to the public - although perhaps one can walk by the other side of it, behind where the camera is aimed.

Even if 99% of these people would have been there for Easter anyway, it sure is getting their attention. Good chance that many of them will follow the racing later this week, perhaps on TV, now that they have that 'I was there!' connection.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

Here are some from the latest album: http://photo.america...lioID=718&co=10 that claims, Massive frequentation at the public village


These exhibits must be new too, they look nice (edit, oops, beaten to it)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

^^^
That must have been a reply from yesterday. I'm watching cams now and there is no activity anywhere.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

^
That must have been a reply from yesterday. I'm watching cams now and there is no activity anywhere.

Nope, I saw crane cam 1 zoom in down the waterfront just before i posted that. There are a LOT of people out there, beyond the next crane and past what I think is the OR base.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

Very encouraging. How much advertising can be seen/heard/read in the region? Plackards, radio/TV spots, ads in the local papers? Anyone?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:47 PM


^
That must have been a reply from yesterday. I'm watching cams now and there is no activity anywhere.

Nope, I saw crane cam 1 zoom in down the waterfront just before i posted that. There are a LOT of people out there.



Nope, I'm watching crane cam1 and base cam and notta.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:50 PM

Maybe someone on site can tell us if that's a sea of people? Saw Oysterhead on here a few minutes ago, X may be there today too.

Those crowd photos where the long line of flag poles are, are pretty amazing for whenever the shots were taken.. and may even have been from a crane tower.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:58 PM

Maybe someone on site can tell us if that's a sea of people? Saw Oysterhead on here a few minutes ago, X may be there today too.

Those crowd photos where the long line of flag poles are, are pretty amazing for whenever the shots were taken.. and may even have been from a crane tower.



Possibly, this is a rather silly conversation, I'm posative the event will be well attended and presence or lack ther of people right now is no indication of how well this event will be received.
Next subject :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

Maybe someone on site can tell us if that's a sea of people? Saw Oysterhead on here a few minutes ago, X may be there today too.

Those crowd photos where the long line of flag poles are, are pretty amazing for whenever the shots were taken.. and may even have been from a crane tower.


If it helps the Opening ceremony album, from last night (8th), is also dated 9th April - so that would be the upload date rather than the shooting date. Maybe someone can read the Exif data on the photos to be sure, but I believe the crowd shots are from yesterday during the three hours of sunshine that coincided with the afternoon training races. All good.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

New?



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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:08 PM

Are you sure about the photo attribution ^^ Clean?



Yep, got 'em from Carlo himself.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:15 PM

New?



Ooops. That confirms "crowds even though we're not racing", so today. All the better.

Here we go...... http://www.americasc...rowd-in-Naples/


HARD TO TOP - A HUGE HOLIDAY CROWD IN NAPLES


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

Here we go...... http://www.americasc...rowd-in-Naples/


HARD TO TOP - A HUGE HOLIDAY CROWD IN NAPLES

"in the Race Village at the Villa Comunale at a massive 250 000 on this sunny holiday Monday."

Holy smokes - That is a LOT of people!

Sweet video ^, we're in a real treat this week - finally!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:39 PM


Here we go...... http://www.americasc...rowd-in-Naples/


HARD TO TOP - A HUGE HOLIDAY CROWD IN NAPLES

"in the Race Village at the Villa Comunale at a massive 250 000 on this sunny holiday Monday."

Holy smokes - That is a LOT of people!

Sweet video ^, we're in a real treat this week - finally!


You know you shouldn't have said that, it would be easier just to Posted Image

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

Fun too
Jimmy, Joey and Cheese work the Race Village
POSTÉ LE 09 AVRIL 2012

ORACLE Racing played Naples today: Easter Monday brought huge crowds to the America's Cup World Series Naples venue.

Despite this being practice day with most teams staying ashore, Darren Bundock was mobbed on his way to a live interview with Mediaset outside the village this morning.
contd

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:53 PM

Is it the Maltese Falcon at :50 of this one?



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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

Amusing in tranglish
http://translate.goo...876772452.shtml

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

Is it the Maltese Falcon at :50 of this one?



Or its twin sister.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:42 PM


Here we go...... http://www.americasc...rowd-in-Naples/


HARD TO TOP - A HUGE HOLIDAY CROWD IN NAPLES

"in the Race Village at the Villa Comunale at a massive 250 000 on this sunny holiday Monday."

Holy smokes - That is a LOT of people!

Sweet video ^, we're in a real treat this week - finally!


Italian source mentions 70 000 visitors.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:02 PM



Here we go...... http://www.americasc...rowd-in-Naples/


HARD TO TOP - A HUGE HOLIDAY CROWD IN NAPLES

"in the Race Village at the Villa Comunale at a massive 250 000 on this sunny holiday Monday."

Holy smokes - That is a LOT of people!

Sweet video ^, we're in a real treat this week - finally!


Italian source mentions 70 000 visitors.


Ah yes the audience numbers game LOL 250,000 - 70,000 . Seems like someone is using that " new math " again .

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:13 PM




Here we go...... http://www.americasc...rowd-in-Naples/


HARD TO TOP - A HUGE HOLIDAY CROWD IN NAPLES

"in the Race Village at the Villa Comunale at a massive 250 000 on this sunny holiday Monday."

Holy smokes - That is a LOT of people!

Sweet video ^, we're in a real treat this week - finally!


Italian source mentions 70 000 visitors.


Ah yes the audience numbers game LOL 250,000 - 70,000 . Seems like someone is using that " new math " again .


The ACEA Syndrome ( =inability to count) must be contagious.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:23 PM

Hard to know who's right, and there is big variability in how (at a time, or total visits) and how wide an area you count, etc, etc. At first glance I don't even see the 70k number anyway, but 15k for just the opening ceremony alone is a Lot. http://translate.goo...dnotizia=116223

What will be more interesting is if after Easter some people still turn out, go on the spec boats, buy T's, tune into the YT or TV channels, whatever.

Doubt we will see crowds like today again until Sept '13 in SF, unless FW this year pulls that many.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:53 PM

The 250,000 fiugre was first in neapolitan italian sources.
(You can see the twitter timeline)

Obviously the neapolitan passion. But the number is an italian not an ACEA copyright ;)

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:00 AM

70.000 at any one time, 250.00 total for the day, weekend or whatever. It's not that hard.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:25 AM

The Volvo stopover in Auckland looked great. This event looks like it is going to be great. Everyone in Itajal seems to be enjoying themselves despite a paucity of VO70's.

I live in Sydney - it would be the perfect location for one of these events, but it never happens. I'm jealous.

Thank god for the internet. Few late nights coming up this week!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

Live cam NaplesToday, 10:20, launching Prada without wing extension.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

Today forecast:
wind, 8-12 knots
wave, 0.5 mt
Live cam



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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

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that'll be team china out looking for some money at the foot of the rainbow

they're almost there!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

Good visual presentation, forecast per hour. Clik on table for wind speed (km)

http://en.eltiempo.e...html?v=por_hora

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:23 AM

Hi-res forecast for the Bay of Naples, I say bring on Wednesday! :lol:
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:07 AM

^

Looks like my work productivity may not be so great on Wednesday.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

well it's a grand setting

and if the people and the wind are behind it

we may get another portsmouth

and i think everyone but the sailor's mums

would like to see that again

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:46 AM

Today forecast:
wind, 8-12 knots
wave, 0.5 mt


About right: gorgeous day, gentle breeze building up

Hi-res forecast for the Bay of Naples, I say bring on Wednesday! :lol:


Not for me - coming back Thursday!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

Are ETNZ's "Terminator" uniforms new? Ghastly, in any case

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

Notice of Race Amendement

Changed Match-race format.

Changed courses: start and finish in the same side (right)

http://noticeboard.a...ACWS-Naples.pdf

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

Are ETNZ's "Terminator" uniforms new? Ghastly, in any case


Do you have a pic?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

http://noticeboard.a...endment-009.pdf

AC45 are getting a little middle aged spread it would seem. Minimum weights for platform and wing are being increased.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:07 PM


Are ETNZ's "Terminator" uniforms new? Ghastly, in any case


Do you have a pic?


Observe ---> http://www.youtube.c...NGrDcdsIgl4p_Q=

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:09 PM

Perhaps is only the addition of wing extension weight

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

Perhaps is only the addition of wing extension weight


No, I don't think so. The increased minimum for the wing applies in 'measurement condition' which does not include the extensions IIRC.
Probably just recognising the extra weight in graphics!Posted Image

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

New on AC.com at
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Gearing up


The ORACLE Racing Bundock crew, tied for fourth in the overall ACWS standings, says it's ready for ACWS Naples.

Darren Bundock: We just need to be consistent. We showed in San Diego that we can win a few races, but we also had a few disasters as well. We just have to get the disasters out of the playbook and be consistent; work on our communications on the boat and keep plugging away.

Tom Slingsby: It's very tricky the tactician's role because you're doing so much work. I've got to work well with Kyle (Langford, wing trimmer) and Bundy, paint the picture for them and tell them where the wind is. We'll swap roles on who makes decisions depending on if I have enough time. I'll do it or those guys will take it.

Kyle Langford: I've previously been trimming the mainsail, so it's not a big transition to the wingsail – it simplifies it to some terms. I'm looking forward to getting out with the wing; it's fun, cutting-edge technology. It's real exciting.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

Nice conditions this evening, clear skies and a good sea breeze. link

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

Seen at SButt
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A PARADIGM SHIFT
It is hard to believe how much has occurred with the America's Cup in such
a compressed time. The AC45 was only launched just over a year ago. The
broadcast capabilities were first revealed last August. Both started well
and keep improving.

At each AC World Series event, the race format has been fine tuned. And
this week, at the fourth event in Naples, the format will reveal a paradigm
shift. Despite the America's Cup being a match race event, the race
schedule has reduced the match racing emphasis. Viewers prefer watching the
fleet races.

As the primary purpose of the AC World Series is to grow the America's Cup
brand, hopefully creating a hungry audience for the 34th America's Cup next
year, doesn't this present a problem? Regatta Director Iain Murray comments
on this revelation and its affect...
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I think what is important is how the World Series is in 45-foot boats and
that it's not the America's Cup. What it does do, is present the
nationalities and the teams, and hopefully the super sailors - the "heroes"
- as identifiable characters that will emerge in the America's Cup.

If we were sailing in the same boats the whole time, whether it be AC72s or
if the America's Cup was in AC45s, we would have a different pallet to work
with. But we don't. And the America's Cup is and always will be match
racing.

What we have is these separate events in different boats, and not
necessarily the same teams in the World Series as in the America's Cup.
That in itself is confusing to people. What we are doing here is to
simplify what we are producing.

We must be very careful to keep the integrity of the America's Cup in one
piece. It could have been a very easy call some time ago to decide the
AC72s are too hard, and to carry on with the AC45s, and we would have all
these teams in the America's Cup. There was a conscious decision taken for
this not to happen. To me that was an important step. The America's Cup is
a grand event. It is not going to be something that everyone can do. And it
will be in match racing.

I think more the question is are we diluting the America's Cup with the AC
World Series. I hope not. I hope we are rebuilding the America's Cup with
awareness, and creating our heroes in sailing, and something that the young
kids can look forward to. And offering the competitors now, like Terry
Hutchinson, Jimmy Spithill, and the others, they are all clearly the up and
coming legends in our sport, and build them into the Ted Turners, Tom
Blackhallers, and Dennis Conners of the future.

It is a fine balance the whole time of what we do with the America's Cup.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

Seen at SButt
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A PARADIGM SHIFT


...

We must be very careful to keep the integrity of the America's Cup in one
piece. It could have been a very easy call some time ago to decide the
AC72s are too hard, and to carry on with the AC45s, and we would have all
these teams in the America's Cup. There was a conscious decision taken for
this not to happen. To me that was an important step. The America's Cup is
a grand event. It is not going to be something that everyone can do. And it
will be in match racing.

...


I like this part. The Cup is not for everyone and it's not supposed to be easy.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

Excellent article of Fred Le Peutrec (now TC)

http://www.voilesetv...deliaPreview=1/

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:09 PM

http://noticeboard.a...ACWS-Naples.pdf

34th America’s Cup Regatta Notice 2012/101

From: Iain Murray, Regatta Director
To: Competitors for the 34th America's Cup
Date: April 9 2012

RE: Special Event Calendar for ACWS Naples

As per Protocol article 45.3 please find below the Special Events Calendar for
ACWS Naples 2012. Attendance as per Protocol article 45.2 is detailed below:

Wednesday 11th April – Sunday 12th April
Event: ACTV Dock-Out Interview
Time: Schedule to be provided by ACTV in advance of interview.
Who: All Sailors as requested by ACTV.

Wednesday 11th April – Sunday 12th April
Event: Mixed Zone after racing
Time: Daily; 30 minutes after racing, or as soon as the skipper can get there.
Who: Minimum the skipper, other crew welcome

Saturday 14th April
Event: Gala Dinner
Time: 2030 until after Trophy Presentation
Who: Skipper + two sailors

Sunday 15th April
Event: ACWS Naples Prize Giving (on stage in Public Village)
Time: Estimated 1630hrs (approx. 1 hour after finish of Race 9)
Who: All five race crew from top 3 finishing boats.

Iain Murray
Regatta Director

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

Light and whimsical, may be George Johns (sp?)



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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

Tweet by Genny Tulloch
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@gennytulloch: Sailed on Team Korea today- so fun and a bellissimo day on the water off Napoli! Can't wait to see the racing start tomorrow #ACWSNaples

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

Racing schedule and match-race format.

The last classified after the 2 first fleet & seeding races can win the match race trophy.




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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

Definitive Courses



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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:23 PM

Attention la France!!

No Youtube live

https://twitter.com/#!/energyteamFR/status/189782895093743616


Energy Team France
‏ @energyteamFR

Retransmission #ACWSNaples en France, + d'informations à suivre dans la soirée: Live sur @canalplus et non sur @YouTube #AmericasCup #Live

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

new to me,



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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

From http://i.stuff.co.nz...for-Dean-Barker
...
''It's five months since we last raced in this series. We did a little bit of racing with Luna Rossa earlier this year but there's nothing like the excitement of full-on competition,'' he said.

''It's going to be hard to get our brains re-engaged in racing. We have done a lot of work on the design and build of the AC72. But the proof is in the pudding ... we have to go back into racing and see what we can do.''

Barker's crew will be his regulars - Ray Davies, Winston Macfarlane, James Dagg and Glenn Ashby. But some of the other countries have beefed up their crews with catamaran experts in the off-season and Barker expects the level of competition to be tougher than last year.
...

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

From http://i.stuff.co.nz...for-Dean-Barker
...
''It's five months


That one's fairly old SR. Some of the teams are making zero effort with their AC sites - pretty unambitious.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:14 PM

If anyone wants to take a minute to set up a thread for Naples Race Day 1, with a pic and appropriate link or two, that could be cool? This thread has already got long legs.
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At SI
http://sportsillustr...0/americas-cup/

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- With its fast catamarans, the newfangled America's Cup is a perfect fit for young adrenaline junkie Nathan Outteridge.
Just 26 and headed for his second Olympics in the 49er class, the Australian will make his debut as Team Korea's skipper when the first season of the America's Cup World Series resumes Wednesday in Naples, Italy.
...

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

At LR/ AC, Today in Pictures
http://www.americasc...START-TOMORROW/

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:35 PM

At LR/ AC, Today in Pictures
http://www.americasc...START-TOMORROW/


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:44 PM

Nice

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

Nice

+1, and +10 for the first photo

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

The Maltese Falcon is in town for the ACWS...

Click photo for larger pic at CupExperience
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

The Maltese Falcon is in town for the ACWS...


Are you?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:58 PM


Nice

+1, and +10 for the first photo


Love them all, just very jealous of the guy at the helm on # 2. It must be absolutely exhilarating. One day...

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:58 PM

Looks like it from his website;

I arrived Tuesday in Naples for the ACWS. See News for photo of AC45s with “Maltese Falcon.”

Any requests for info? I’ll be taking photos and video and interviewing the teams.



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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:10 PM

Looks like it from his website;

I arrived Tuesday in Naples for the ACWS. See News for photo of AC45s with “Maltese Falcon.”

Any requests for info? I’ll be taking photos and video and interviewing the teams.

Q for LR: what language do you use on the boat, and what phrases do the non-speakers have to know best?

Guess we will get the LR feeds but it's an interesting question anyway.. Especially with Draper's French to add to the mix.




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