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#1 MiamiUSailor

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 02:08 AM

Who's your favorite team/skipper to win the America's Cup this year?
Personally I like BMW Oracle, but thats just me.
Lets see where this one can go.

#2 AJD8623

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 02:22 AM

haha pwned but oracle's a good bet, cant wait for the AC

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 02:44 AM

I'm rooting for the home team: Oracle and Dicko. How can you not root for a guy that lets people call him Dicko? PRICELESS!!!

If Oracle can't pull it out I'd like to see a team from Italy win it. Holding the AC in Italy would be a real cool thing to see.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 03:50 AM

Alinghi. Then hopefully we'll get an act over here in Dubai next time round.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 03:51 AM

Holding the America's Cup in South Africa would be incredible. Go Shosholoza.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:02 AM

ETNZ

But I guess a kiwi will win no matter what they are in every syndicate.

ETNZ all the way otherwise why would everyone be stealing our bow design!

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:29 AM

I want Oracle to win to bring the cup back to the States and maybe hold an Act in Newport (no idea if they'd actually do that, but it would be awesome). That said, I think Alinghi looks the best right now.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:35 AM

i never thought I'd be going for the Kiwi's

but go ETNZ

(or victory challenge cos i got a friend in the boat building team)

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:11 AM

Oracle has no chance. Farr cannot win the AC despite having unlimited funds and final authority over everything. The fun will begin when they lose and we see who he starts blaming...
It is between Alinghi and ETNZ.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:29 PM

ETNZ!

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:48 PM

As usual the UK has fucked up on coverage ,er what coverage . Suppose to be putting a campaign together and as usual no coverage . Real forward thinking that to get the UK behind the campaign.Wankers.Oh I forgot its exclusive .Italy for me .They do it with style .

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 02:57 PM

Go Shosholoza.
But would like to see ETNZ win the cup after Shosh gets knocked out...

#13 SamLowry

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 03:36 PM

I think things will be closer than ever this year, with the Big Four being pretty much a toss up. And without Russell, I think Alinghi stands a chance to lose it.

Given all that it would be fantastic for Oracle to win and bring the cup to San Fransisco...fabulous environment for a high profile race.

But my Dark Horse is the Swedes. They've got the moxie and the talent, I'd love to see them do well.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:01 PM

The Kiwis but Oracle would be my second choice.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:19 PM

cup would be awsome in san fran, so i gotta pull for oracle

would love to see south africa, and the spainards(w/ cayard) do a little upseting of the apple cart

new zealand will win no matter what, they are on all of the boats!

#16 MiamiUSailor

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:30 PM

Not gonna lie, I really like Russell as a skipper, and if he were sailing for Alinghi again I'd have to pull for them, but no dice i guess on that.
Any thoughts?

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:12 PM

1. Emirates Team New Zealand 125
2. BMW Oracle Racing 123
3. Luna Rossa Challenge 118
4. Desafío Español 85
5. Mascalzone Latino 73
6. Victory Challenge 68
7. +39 Challenge 60
8. Areva Challenge 60
9. Team Shosholoza 55
10. United Internet Team 33
11. China Team 15

thats at the end of the acts..................we'll see Victory move up a couple of spots. But the top 3 are concrete.

It will be hard to knock Alinghi off.

#18 Wacka Elvis

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 07:16 PM

Go ETNZ! like their style and stong team ethos...

Them Vs Alinghi will be an excellent final

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:34 PM

Are there many people truly pulling for Alinghi this time around? They're kinda like the juggernaut that everyone respects, but really isn't passionate about. Is this just because they're the defender (I'm sure that's a big part of it) or is it the style of the campaign in general? They do everything well, they go about their business, but nothing is really that flashy or exciting. It seems like nobody would be truly pissed if they won, but nobody is really pulling for them either (that's where I am).

Is it because they're so big and so scary that we want to root for the underdog? Is this more pronounced than in previous cups or have things just changed given the nature of the cup and the nature of coverage?

#20 Harry Belafonte

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:42 PM

I'm rooting for ETNZ, however, it would be nice for Oracle to win it and have it in the US, but on the other hand, I don't believe that the US public deserves to have it due to the general disrespect for sailing, and the cup. Take it to NZ and make some people happy, and hopefully retransform some place like Alinghi did to Valencia.

TC

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:06 PM

and hopefully retransform some place like Alinghi did to Valencia.

Seems to me that if it goes back to NZ, it should be where it was, with perhaps some updating... Spain's taxpayers are spending what, a billion dollars(?) on the Port America's Cup.

#22 Harry Belafonte

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:12 PM

Seems to me that if it goes back to NZ, it should be where it was, with perhaps some updating... Spain's taxpayers are spending what, a billion dollars(?) on the Port America's Cup.


I didn't mean totally redo the city and harbor system, but I do mean about the team bases, AC building, cleaned out the harbor, etc.

TC

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:21 PM

ETNZ all the way. They have had there heads down and been working extremely hard this time round. Not only that, but they have been doing the most winning not only in the AC but also alot on the regatta circut.
No victory would be sweeter than ETNZ bouncing back to take the cup back off the arch nemisis Alinghi.

#24 MiamiUSailor

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:28 PM

anybody lookin to go out to the cup this year? i cant decide if its worth the haul

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:22 PM

Gotta be ETNZ head and heart say so . Got a couple of mates on the team and would love to see them go well. But still get the jitters evertine I think back to our last performance .. Fark.... Your only as good as your last race and all.

I really like " the rascals" as well.

#26 Harry Belafonte

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:53 AM

anybody lookin to go out to the cup this year? i cant decide if its worth the haul


http://www.sailingan...showtopic=49131

#27 NZL82

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 05:48 AM

ETNZ.

But it's pretty much the case of "Which Team of NZ'ers will win the cup?"

#28 Red Dragon

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 10:25 AM

Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles! Jesper the Dragon King!

Win the bloody thing and hold it at Flensburg so that I can go and stay with friends and not go bankrupt watching a sailboat race.

#29 Tugboat

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 10:05 PM

Loyalty and a bit of national pride has my heart firmly in the ETNZ camp. But to back that up I think, from what we've seen so far, that they've learnt from the mistakes of the last Auckland defence and have bounced back to be a really strong contender.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:31 AM

Oracle has no chance. Farr cannot win the AC despite having unlimited funds and final authority over everything. The fun will begin when they lose and we see who he starts blaming...
It is between Alinghi and ETNZ.


Are you absolutly NUTS !!!! As if Alinghi can do it w/out Russel, slim chance....and don't start this BS about how well they did in the last 2 yrs of racing, it don't count when you are in the heavyweight rounds. Oracle ALL the way. Sorry but NZL will not make it. I am still reliving those HORRORS of the boat almost captsizing as it filled w/water, like it was the first time they were out in anything over 15. I want the cup back where it belongs.......

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:46 AM

it would take more than a little bit of water to capsize something with 20 tones of lead hanging off it methinks... Oracle are all over the place, and they dont have the talent. Luna Rossa are the dark horse under the radar, but ETNZ are the leaders.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:53 PM

it would take more than a little bit of water to capsize something with 20 tones of lead hanging off it methinks... Oracle are all over the place, and they dont have the talent. Luna Rossa are the dark horse under the radar, but ETNZ are the leaders.



ummmm I was referring to the race when TNZ boat was filling up w/water and w/little satirical wit.....if it did fill up completely I would agree it more than likely would not capsize, but be that as it is they had some very, very bad luck w/out Russel. If it wasn't the mast breaking, the hula slowing them down or the boat sinking (hehehe) Russel gave 'ole Dean a down home can of whoop ass.

#33 ARNOLD

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:02 PM

I'm rooting for ETNZ, however, it would be nice for Oracle to win it and have it in the US, but on the other hand, I don't believe that the US public deserves to have it due to the general disrespect for sailing, and the cup.

TC


Tim, I kinda agree with you however the US public has been taught by the sailing community and the press . Don't blame them, blame the teacher. You reap what you sew.
What the US needs is a Penske team

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:54 PM

...the US public has been taught by the sailing community and the press . Don't blame them, blame the teacher. You reap what you sew. What the US needs is a Penske team

I can imagine several interpretations, but what do you mean?




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