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#1 Barnyb

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:52 PM

Warning!   you may not be able to un-see the second photo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.sailingsc...e-comfort-zone/

 

 

http://espn.go.com/e...e-espn-magazine

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:21 AM

Its amazing what photoshop can do to the size of your muscles :)



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:43 AM

With the weight restrictions - has JS pumped himself up and out of a job?

 

Why have a gorilla holding the wheel when you can have one on a grinder



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

he's so heavy that the moth can't even fly... 



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

There you go. Here is how it is done :rolleyes:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=x3KRgbUJosI



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:04 AM

Jimmi tunacliffe?

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:34 PM

Anyone have the link to the video of JS working out at the OTUSA base weight room? He did many reps of lifting a approx. 150lb dumb bell, dropping it and then jumping onto a 3.5' cube.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:23 PM

Yup he really got into the gym stuff for AC34. He was doing some standard crossfit type tests in that video IIRC. A driven bloke.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

JS is a real threat on the long distance SUP events these days. Laird Hamilton has been his mentor in that quest and Laird is probably the fittest most capable all round waterman there is. His wife could break most of us in half. She was a pro beach volleyball/ model before marraige and their kids should be scary good looking and fit too.

 

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:01 AM

Laird Hamilton has been his mentor in that quest and Laird is probably the fittest most capable all round waterman there is.

I hear he does yoga too. He can open his mouth and put his foot in it.

http://www.surfermag...amilton-nazare/

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:28 AM

Total crew weight is 700 kgs  (1542 lbs)
 
That makes it 87.5 kgs each  (193)
 
JS looks to be about 120kgs (265 lbs) putting him up in the grinder type weights. Considering he will be the only one on the boat who does not grind, he does not need to be that weight. They will need a set of grinders sitting at about 120 kgs then a couple of guys (tactician, foils) at about 95 kgs (as they will grind as well for some parts). 
 
Have a look at jockeys, F1 drivers, Moto GP riders, Tour de France riders, ...... they are all light (but high on power to weight)
 
You could make a case for a fatty if they were hanging out on the rail but not on AC62's. Having a heavy skipper would be the same as having a 54 year old on board. There is no need for it. JS is going to have to go on a weight saving programme and yet he appears to has done the opposite.
 
If there is the rumoured tension between JS and others this may provide an option for the head of the sailing team to look at the crew roles in a different way. JS may find himself out of a role on the "a team"  
 
 
The total weight of crew, dressed in light shorts only, shall not be greater than 700 kg
Compliance with this Rule 17.2 will be determined by the Measurement Committee, and may 
not be protested by Competitors. Crewmembers shall be weighed prior to competing in a race, 
as specified by the Measurement Committee. The Measurement Committee will use that 
recorded weight for any verification of compliance until the next specified crew weighing date. 
In the event that a crewmember is re-weighed at any time, a new weight will be recorded and 
will be used for any subsequent verification of compliance


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:47 AM

Are they racing next week ?



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

According to ESPN he is 6'-0" and 190 lbs (86.2 kgs)

 

http://espn.go.com/e...ill-bodies-want

 

He looks less huge in this pic

 

http://espn.go.com/e...ill-bodies-want

 

And has that boat really up and flying in this final one.

 

http://espn.go.com/e...ill-bodies-want



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:59 PM

Never thought SF Bay very friendly for a moth - wet suit necessary, and dry suit preferable. But no suit? That is some serious incentive to keep on the foil.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

Spithill at 265 lbs?  

I don't think so.  I've been in his presence a number of times and he doesn't have a 105 lbs on me.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:23 AM

Total crew weight is 700 kgs  (1542 lbs)
 
That makes it 87.5 kgs each  (193)
 
JS looks to be about 120kgs (265 lbs) putting him up in the grinder type weights. Considering he will be the only one on the boat who does not grind, he does not need to be that weight. They will need a set of grinders sitting at about 120 kgs then a couple of guys (tactician, foils) at about 95 kgs (as they will grind as well for some parts). 
 
Have a look at jockeys, F1 drivers, Moto GP riders, Tour de France riders, ...... they are all light (but high on power to weight)
 
You could make a case for a fatty if they were hanging out on the rail but not on AC62's. Having a heavy skipper would be the same as having a 54 year old on board. There is no need for it. JS is going to have to go on a weight saving programme and yet he appears to has done the opposite.
 
If there is the rumoured tension between JS and others this may provide an option for the head of the sailing team to look at the crew roles in a different way. JS may find himself out of a role on the "a team"  
 
 
The total weight of crew, dressed in light shorts only, shall not be greater than 700 kg
Compliance with this Rule 17.2 will be determined by the Measurement Committee, and may 
not be protested by Competitors. Crewmembers shall be weighed prior to competing in a race, 
as specified by the Measurement Committee. The Measurement Committee will use that 
recorded weight for any verification of compliance until the next specified crew weighing date. 
In the event that a crewmember is re-weighed at any time, a new weight will be recorded and 
will be used for any subsequent verification of compliance


Just so you can see what 265 actually looks like .

http://www.professio...bs-dsc00623.jpg

#17 Barnyb

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:56 AM

Just so you can see what 108kg looks like

 

 

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:29 AM

This thread is getting weird



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:16 PM

better?

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

and since this is a sailing forum

 

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:14 AM

“Foiling camp” has begun for ORACLE TEAM USA and the first photos are in. We’ll have more next week from the guys as they work on their "flying" skills.

 

 

https://www.facebook...racleRacingTeam

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:59 AM

Please Uncle Larry buy me a new toy!

 

 

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

Laird is God.

That is all.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

Please Uncle Larry buy me a new toy!

Is that Australia?



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:43 PM

Please Uncle Larry buy me a new toy!

Is that Australia?

Just a very small part of it.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

:D

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:53 PM

another one

 

 

All lined up and ready to fly! "Foiling Camp" continues this week for ORACLE TEAM USA in Australia.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:59 PM

Any guesses who said this?

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I've only got four toes on my right foot. I was just born that way. I have to wear different-sized shoes because my right foot is about three sizes smaller. When I was a kid, my right leg was a little bit smaller, so I had to do this big operation. I remember the doctor saying to my mom, "Just so you know, he's probably not going to be any good at sport." I don't know, maybe my mom just had an awesome time in the '60s.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:09 PM

https://twitter.com/...764970839334913

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:14 PM


Please Uncle Larry buy me a new toy!

Is that Australia?

Wangi Sailing club on Lake Macquarie

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 01:33 AM

https://twitter.com/...764970839334913

direct link to the JS piece at ESPN, in case Twit links don't work for everyone:
http://espn.go.com/e...zine-body-issue

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:18 PM

https://www.facebook...3678023&fref=nf

 

 

See what sailor Kyle Langford and skipper James Spithill have to say about "Foiling Camp" and who's the fastest on the Moth class sailboats in this new video from Lake Macquarie in Australia



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:12 AM



#34 Barnyb

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:17 PM

Seems JS is very unpopular within the team!

 

 



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

Very funny

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:29 PM

tweet by OTUSA
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@OracleTeamUSA: You didn't think @JSpithill would get through training without hearing from the team about The Picture'? @ESPNMag http://t.co/lrb3HlmYFN

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:47 AM

Seems JS is very unpopular within the team!
 
 

that really is a good piece. congrats to the humor of those guys - and to the overall concept.

"He really didn't think it through"

3 thumbs up, cool piece

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:21 AM

Very funny. 



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:39 PM

Fresh



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:58 PM

Cool - token can fly!

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:44 PM

 

 

 

Foiling camp finale: "Everyone has a smile on their face"

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:51 PM


 
 
 

Foiling camp finale: "Everyone has a smile on their face"

Moth is 1st production foiler? Rave, trifoiler....

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:46 PM

Nice ink for LE

Wildlife Center Gets Unexpected Help
http://m.malibutimes...a.html?mode=jqm

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:43 AM

They called LE girlfriend a philanthropist.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 02:13 AM


They called LE girlfriend a philanthropist.


Yes, that is pretty funny!

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:20 PM

Dear RC

 

Please get ur act together as we on SA have nothing to gossip about. For you there is also a cost of in-activity

 

The Ice bucket challenge!!

 

 
James Spithill
6 hrs · 
Thank you Shaq Shannon Falcone for nominating me to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge…. Now my turn: Russell Coutts and Ben Ainslie Fan Page - You are up - 24hrs to get it done.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:47 PM

Nice enough piece here by JS, describing his M2O experience
https://m.facebook.c...638481499583828

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:30 AM

From RC:

 

 

In response to Beach and Jimmy's Ice Bucket Challenge I nominate Brad Butterworth and Grant Dalton. 24 hours guys!

 

 

https://www.facebook...ssailor?fref=nf



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:42 PM

From RC:

 

 

In response to Beach and Jimmy's Ice Bucket Challenge I nominate Brad Butterworth and Grant Dalton. 24 hours guys!

 

 

https://www.facebook...ssailor?fref=nf

 

Pathetic!



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:28 PM

From RC:
 
 
In response to Beach and Jimmy's Ice Bucket Challenge I nominate Brad Butterworth and Grant Dalton. 24 hours guys!
 
 
https://www.facebook...ssailor?fref=nf

 
Pathetic!

It raises money for the ALS charity, you moron.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:48 PM

 

From RC:
 
 
In response to Beach and Jimmy's Ice Bucket Challenge I nominate Brad Butterworth and Grant Dalton. 24 hours guys!
 
 
https://www.facebook...ssailor?fref=nf

 
Pathetic!

It raises money for the ALS charity, you moron.

 

RC's silly comments don't raise a dime for anyone fucktard.



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:15 AM

The ice bucket challenge has got to be the most fucktardy thing out. the sort of thing little school girls get excited over.  If you want to give money to charity just give the money, you don't need to waste your time chucking icy water on your head.



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:22 AM

The ice bucket challenge has got to be the most fucktardy thing out. the sort of thing little school girls get excited over.  If you want to give money to charity just give the money, you don't need to waste your time chucking icy water on your head.

it helps cooling down people, might be a suggestion for you too .... just sayin' B)



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:39 AM

Nice enough piece here by JS, describing his M2O experience
https://m.facebook.c...638481499583828

 

A nice piece, which proves that people who surf mega waves and sail mega boats can actually have an amazing time at 5 to 6 knots.

 

Sorta underlines how silly it is to diss slow-moving watercraft, doesn't it. Of course, it's mainly the armchair experts he disses who are so one-eyed; guys like JS seem to appreciate slow craft as well as fast stuff.



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:52 PM

Would someone from Oracle Team USA please nominate Larry for the ice bucket challenge. No interest in seeing Larry pour a bucket of water over his head, but Larry could nominate Donald Trump. Now that would be good!

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:52 PM


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Kyle Langford talks about the Oracle America's Cup program

Kyle Langford, the wing trimmer on Oracle Team USA when it won the America's Cup in 2013, is mainsail trimmer on Oman Air at the Extreme Series in Cardiff. In an exclusive interview with mysailing, he talked about the Extreme 40s and Oracle's progress towards defending the Cup in 2017.
http://www.mysailing...a-s-cup-program

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:19 PM

The ice bucket challenge has got to be the most fucktardy thing out. the sort of thing little school girls get excited over.  If you want to give money to charity just give the money, you don't need to waste your time chucking icy water on your head.


It has raised over 23 million for ALS since it started a month or so ago. Nothing fucktardy about that.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:45 PM

The ice bucket challenge has got to be the most fucktardy thing out. the sort of thing little school girls get excited over.  If you want to give money to charity just give the money, you don't need to waste your time chucking icy water on your head.


It has raised over 23 million for ALS since it started a month or so ago. Nothing fucktardy about that.
WetHog
+1

It's not that people couldn't have donated without a viral social media phenomenon, it's that we wouldn't have. It raises awareness.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 05:32 PM

The ice bucket challenge has got to be the most fucktardy thing out. the sort of thing little school girls get excited over.  If you want to give money to charity just give the money, you don't need to waste your time chucking icy water on your head.


It has raised over 23 million for ALS since it started a month or so ago. Nothing fucktardy about that.

WetHog

Agreed https://www.youtube....h?v=5jHj7RkAekw



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 12:53 AM

The ice bucket challenge has got to be the most fucktardy thing out. the sort of thing little school girls get excited over.  If you want to give money to charity just give the money, you don't need to waste your time chucking icy water on your head.


It has raised over 23 million for ALS since it started a month or so ago. Nothing fucktardy about that.

WetHog

 

except for the waste of water, imho.



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:12 AM

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Kyle Langford talks about the Oracle America's Cup program

Kyle Langford, the wing trimmer on Oracle Team USA when it won the America's Cup in 2013, is mainsail trimmer on Oman Air at the Extreme Series in Cardiff. In an exclusive interview with mysailing, he talked about the Extreme 40s and Oracle's progress towards defending the Cup in 2017.
http://www.mysailing...a-s-cup-program

a fun bit from there:

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We've all bought Moths and we'll do another foiling camp in San Francisco in November with the aim of all competing at the Moth Worlds in February, Kyle said. Apart from Tom (Slingsby) we're all pretty useless, so we've got a bit of work to do.
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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:44 AM

Kyle Langford talks about the Oracle America's Cup program
24 Aug 2014
 
 
Kyle Langford, the wing trimmer on Oracle Team USA when it won the America's Cup in 2013, is mainsail trimmer on Oman Air at the Extreme Series in Cardiff. In an exclusive interview with mysailing, he talked about the Extreme 40s and Oracle's progress towards defending the Cup in 2017.
 


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:57 AM

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Kyle Langford talks about the Oracle America's Cup program

Kyle Langford, the wing trimmer on Oracle Team USA when it won the America's Cup in 2013, is mainsail trimmer on Oman Air at the Extreme Series in Cardiff. In an exclusive interview with mysailing, he talked about the Extreme 40s and Oracle's progress towards defending the Cup in 2017.
http://www.mysailing...a-s-cup-program

a fun bit from there:

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We've all bought Moths and we'll do another foiling camp in San Francisco in November with the aim of all competing at the Moth Worlds in February, Kyle said. Apart from Tom (Slingsby) we're all pretty useless, so we've got a bit of work to do.
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If they want to do the worlds in February they're completely useless! there is no worlds in February :D



#64 bluesea

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 06:13 PM

Fwiw they bought their own Moths.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:38 PM

Top Finishes
http://oracle-team-u...eleases/?id=608

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:59 PM

Here's a fun video re-post, for a slow news weekend



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:09 PM

Great memory for a slow day.
Day 10, race 13.
I think this was the day Grumpy knew it was dusted.





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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:24 PM

The day we realized how slow was OR in light conditions but how twisting the initial 5-30 kts prot would make them win.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:31 PM

The day we realized how slow was OR in light conditions but how twisting the initial 5-30 kts prot would make them win.

Agreed, it was a joy-joy day.

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:54 PM

Superb choice of Race to replay. Everything about it is terrific.

I do sometimes question myself over if the strong wish to race AC35 in SF is to try re-live the AC34 Match. And admit that it must play a big part, but it's just so hard to imagine another venue that could be as exciting, regardless the outcome.

R13 and its re-run is an absolutely brilliant sailing segment, I think it surpasses even R18 and R19 in most respects.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:55 AM

Superb choice of Race to replay. Everything about it is terrific.


R13 I think it surpasses even R18 and R19 in most respects.

^^^ Aldo would have said the best was R1 you would have agreed, Aldo would have said it was hilarious you would have laughed. 



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:09 AM

Superb choice of Race to replay. Everything about it is terrific.


R13 I think it surpasses even R18 and R19 in most respects.

^^^ Aldo would have said the best was R1 you would have agreed, Aldo would have said it was hilarious you would have laughed. 

Bummer when the team you want to lose wins, eh ?



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Posted Yesterday, 08:00 AM

Lots of movement at the SF base of OR.

 

Anyone on the ground know whats up?



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Posted Yesterday, 08:24 AM

Aren't you ecstatic about OR base moving back to Anacortes, SR?

http://www.sail-worl...r-racing/126178

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Posted Yesterday, 12:02 PM

Aren't you ecstatic about OR base moving back to Anacortes, SR?

http://www.sail-worl...r-racing/126178

 

If you were going to Defend in San Diego seems it would make sense to put your base there too.  One more sign AC 35 will be held in Bermuda.



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Posted Yesterday, 12:34 PM

Whatever - I assume wiretapping is already being installed under tables at The Brown, by multiple parties :)

And Basiliscus ought to be pleased

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Posted Yesterday, 01:31 PM

Aren't you ecstatic about OR base moving back to Anacortes, SR?

http://www.sail-worl...r-racing/126178

The details are a little sketchy, "readying for the transition from San Francisco to the new home on the Puget Sound in Washington" and may involve just a warehouse/boathouse but heck yes, it's potentially very good news for those of us nearby.

Thanks for the link.

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Posted Yesterday, 01:42 PM

Ps: I saw a brief mention of Tugboat Turner in an Anacortes YC newsletter earlier this summer that suggested he's been spending some time there - possibly collaborating the idea it would involve Anacortes.

And yes, Basiliscus could probably sail from home to work if a design office were to open up.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:18 PM

Maybe it is just getting out of SF, maybe building in the US this time, and then moving to whichever venue is chosen. The terms and relations might be better in Anacortes. Who knows, other than the ones making the decisions?



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Posted Yesterday, 07:55 PM

** Updated Link** We hope you're having a great Labor Day. Recently we heard from the manufacturer that the AC72 desk models are back in stock. So now you can own a piece of history with a 17” model of the famous AC72 that ORACLE TEAM USA raced to victory in the greatest comeback in America’s Cup history. Not many left, but this finely detailed model is worth every penny. Get it here http://www.amazon.co...oracle team usa

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Posted Yesterday, 08:23 PM

Maybe it is just getting out of SF, maybe building in the US this time, and then moving to whichever venue is chosen. The terms and relations might be better in Anacortes. Who knows, other than the ones making the decisions?

Being close to mold-builder Janicki could be good for in-country-built hulls (and maybe more) construction; and there are apparently already other lease plans by the Port in place for P80, and the office space portion was already vacated some time back by the Design Team, who are now just part-time, and working virtually, until probably mid next year.

TE posted a nice Anacortes pic at his FB page today, likely confirming that at least something is afoot for up here.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:29 PM

** Updated Link** We hope you're having a great Labor Day. Recently we heard from the manufacturer that the AC72 desk models are back in stock. So now you can own a piece of history with a 17 model of the famous AC72 that ORACLE TEAM USA raced to victory in the greatest comeback in Americas Cup history. Not many left, but this finely detailed model is worth every penny. Get it here http://www.amazon.co...oracle team usa

if the boards are in front of the beam - it's B1.

A model of B1 has the advantage of multiple mounting positions - like auguring in beneath a tiny scale model of the GG Bridge!

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Posted Yesterday, 09:35 PM

I've heard from at least one disgruntled OR designer that there are major concerns they are falling even farther behind in pie warmer technology.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:40 PM

Yep, still well behind the play...

 

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Posted Today, 01:14 AM

Aren't you ecstatic about OR base moving back to Anacortes, SR?

http://www.sail-worl...r-racing/126178

The details are a little sketchy, but as you all well know that never stopped me from spinning my bs strawboy posts

 

thanks XLOT good scoop 

 

 

now what if ortusa acea  was going to have circus # 2 / VENUE up there in WASH-?



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Posted Today, 01:21 AM

Xlot had the 2 best scoops of the month.






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