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#1 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:21 AM

We are busting our asses out to the course as I write. A bright sunny day has beaten the rainy forecasts down, and it's blowing 12 knots from the SW on these shimmering, glimmering Mediterranean waters. The top 5 boats all have a shot, and one bad race will end their chances, and we will be here for every bit of the action.

Thanks for tuning in - enjoy the hell out of today's racing. We will.

Huge thanks to Ullman Sails for bringing this coverage to you, and to Joe Fly for providing us with the technology to make it the very best OTW Anarchy we've done yet.

We have some awesome interviews for you too from last night and this morninng, but they're long as hell, so check back for them. In the mean time, we're just 30 minutes from the first warning.

Here are the current standings in Gold Fleet and Silver Fleet.

There are no more throwouts.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:25 AM

Course 4, 2 miles, 280 degrees.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:27 AM

morning clean..morning mer...whose your money then ?...sunny in bristol to !

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:37 AM

copy paste from my exel job yesterday

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:38 AM

That is f'ing awesome magnum. Thanks for doing such a fun thing with the results!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:41 AM

Luigi is giving everyone five minutes to ping the pins. More and more guys are using Velociteks to ping the start lines. In one year, the entire Melges fleet will be using either the Vtek or Rockbox or another alternative - the advantage is that significant. The biggest problem is the RC dealing with all the competitors sailing right next to them to get their ping (they have to sit next to the flag for 3 seconds).


Sorry - to explain, they just had a general recall, and now they've reset, and Luigi is giving them five minutes. Maybe a dozen guys have the start line 'puters now. Next year it will be all of them.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:55 AM

Monsoon and Brantolo win the boat and blaze off on the right, which paid big during the late races yesterday. Cotes D'armour gets totally shut out and has to tack and gybe around, starting 40 seconds late. Joe Fly, Uka Uka, Sevenstar start in the middle right in clearer air. We are in planing conditions, but not fast ones. Wednesday and Thursday we were flat out trying to get to the borrom mark in time for the drops - today may not be that much trouble, though the wind is already picking up a bit.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:56 AM

Live from the sea 06/06/2008

06/06/2008 - 10:52

There as a clean start on the Gold course at 1050. On the Silver course, two boats were OCS, bow numbers 47 and 95.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:56 AM

Here's your first start - with general recall.

Inside Voice - I see you lurking. Mer says HEY!



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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:01 AM

Hi from Shanghai, following the worlds brings back good memories.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:08 AM

I'm sure it does E. We hope to see you back here at some point - glad you're getting to watch it.

Arborea - a local boat in Silver fleet - is hanging out at the top mark to watch the gold fleet while the rest of Silver races.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:12 AM

Another Melges is coming over to watch the start from Silver - it's ITA 598 - Roland. Too funny.

Here's the real start on video.



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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:21 AM

06/06/2008 - 11:19

On the Gold course, bow number 4 Blu Moon led 27 UKA UKA and 55 Saetta.

06/06/2008 - 11:15

At the first windward mark in race 10 on the Silver course, bow number 23 Barmaley UKR
led 108 ZeroTwo and 71 Snugasbug.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:22 AM

Here's that interview with Brian Hutchinson - it's long, but hilarious.



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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:27 AM

Top Mark:
Blu Moon
Uka Uka
Saetta
Joe Fly
Sweaty Betty
Gazoo
Terra
Altea
Westaway
Aqua Racing
Marchingenio
O Tomate
Eta Beta
Riverstone
EuroVOile
Franz Rocks
Poizon Rouge
Lenny
Bourgyes Telecoms
MACS
Gulisara
Helmut Rises Again
Proximo
Online SIM
Full Throttle
Hoochy Koochy



Alina Hely Hanson, Brantolo, Sevenstar, Pilot ITalia all totally buried!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:31 AM

Some start pics.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:38 AM

First WW Mark - Race 10



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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:42 AM

Leeward Mark:

Blu Moon (Go ULLMAN)
Saetta
Uka Uka
Joe Fly
Sweaty Betty
Terra
Westaway
Gazoo
Altea
O Tomate
Marchingenio
Riverstone
Macs
Aqua Racing
Online SIM
EuroVOile
Bourgyes Telecoms

Buried: Full THrottle, Alina Helly Hanson, Sevenstar, Monsoon.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:43 AM

Joe Fly is heading out to the FAR RIGHT with no one else, and it looks like there is definitely a new pressure line out here. There is no one else even close, though Carlos is the next boat to the right. Crazy flier!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:51 AM

Joe Fly is out of the race. We don't know why yet, though they did have the kite halyard hang up on the jib drum at the hounds on the drop. They're sailing upwind with only a main, and just radioed Luigi...shit!

Here are some photos from yesterday and this morning.




A few more pics from yesterday:

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:57 AM

You might be able to see what happened to Joe Fly at this leeward mark rounding.




And here's the rest of the fleet.



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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:02 AM

More pics from yesterday and this mroning.



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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:03 AM

Live from the sea 06/06/2008

06/06/2008 - 11:56

On the Gold course, bow number 4 led 55 and 27 at the leeward gate and maintained that lead over the same two boats at the second windward mark. On the Silver course, bow number 23 led 1 and 95 at the leeward gate and at the second windward mark bow number 23 led 71 and 95.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:13 AM

Bow 62 is back at the dock, main rolled up, looking to beat the haulout rush perhaps. No word from Joe Fly yet...

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:17 AM

..

Some pics while we wait for the finish.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:18 AM

Finish Race 10:

Blu Moon
Saetta
Uka Uka
Terra
Sweaty Betty
Gazoo
Westaway
EtaBeta
Altea
Full Throtle
Marchingenio
Pilot Italia
Macs
Code Zero
Team Barbarians
Europ Voiules
Hoochy Koochy
Online SIM

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:28 AM

5 minutes until attention signal. Wind has gone lighter still, just under 10 knots. Enjoy these pics from the last race.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:31 AM

Results are up, and it looks like it's going to be hard for anyone to catch Uka Uka. Then again, it's damned easy for anyone, including Bressani, to get screwed at the start and lose 20 places.

Here's the last top rounding I think from Race 10.



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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:43 AM

Half the fleet is over the line, general recall. Luigi: "We have gotta get these races off, so get back here now - no fartin' around."

290 degrees, 2 NM, course 4.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:45 AM

I-Flag is up.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:47 AM

Just heard our gal pal and former Inside Voice, Lamorak, Sevenstar crew Laura Muma found a ride on Cold Duck in the silver fleet today after one of their crew came down with a nasty lung/gastro infection. Go Muma.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:52 AM

Blu Moon, Altea, Rocard, Code Zero all over early, with HUGELY costly return to the ends. Blu Moon just lost its chance to win this regatta, and Uka Uka will clinch it with two decent races.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:55 AM

Race 7-10 movers & shakers

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:56 AM

Joe Fly broke something on their mast - my guess is that it's the ever-problematic jib sheave that a bunch of boats have already broken. There's a fix from Melges, but it's still no good. Look for that to change this year at some point. Harry and Andy tried to get a zipper luff system passed at the AGM last year, but it didn't pass, and there's still no good solution. Harry's idea was a T-ball at the hounds to replace the current wire halyard and sheave, with the sail going up on a zipper.

Sad result, and tough regatta for Joe Fly, who just won the very tight Italian Nationals just three weeks ago here in Sardinia at Cagliari.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:02 AM

Race 7-10 movers & shakers

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That's very cool. Thanks for doing it.

Saetta is winning on the left middle, Westaway in the middle, wind is still light.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:07 AM

For all you dumbasses who haven't registered yet, do it now. It's at the top of your screen. Where you see nothing but lists of filenames, everyone else sees lovely pictures courtesy of my lovely wife.



Finish of Race 10:

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:08 AM

Start of Race 11:




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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:10 AM

From our shore crew: "Joe Fly in marina - out of the races for remainder. The owner (can't remember his name) looked so dejected I wanted to hug him. He didn't know the word in English but he said something serious broke and couldn't be repaired in a short time - something about where the mast attaches to the boat but couldn't get more info. from him. he really didn't want to talk. don't blame him. and I was getting bummed doing computer work in the yacht club. guess he's gotta be REALLY bummed.

Go Carlo and Hoochy Coochy!"

Giovanni is such a sweet guy, and so hugely passionate about racing, and this sucks ass. Maybe he'll switch to Ullman now...

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:12 AM

BTW annapolis boys: The folks I spoke to are very happy to hear that you have the party situation under control for Worlds next year. I hope NAs is a bit of a trial horse.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:16 AM

Live from the sea 06/06/2008

06/06/2008 - 13:11

The race 10 results for the Silver fleet have been posted. After general recalls on both courses, race 11 is now underway. The distance to the windward mark has been shortened to 1.8 miles for both fleets.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:19 AM

WOW - WHAT a change up this race. Breeze is all of a sudden + 10 at the top mark.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:22 AM

Race 11 Start Pics

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:26 AM

Top Mark
Westaway
Saetta
Alina HH
Online SIM
Brantolo
Blow
SEvenstar SLAM
EuroVoiles
Gulisara
Uka Uka
Otamate
Gimme 5
Alfa sSpider
Pilot Italia
Terra
Eta Beta
Tre Valle
Cotes Darmour
Fishdog
Hoochy Coochy

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:35 AM

Bottom Mark:

WEstaway by a long way.
Alina HH
Saetta
Brantolo
Online SIM
O Tomate
Uka Uka
EuroVoile
Sevenstar SLAM
Blow
Pilot
Gulisara
Alfa Spider
Eta Beta
Terra
Cotes Darmour
Gimme 5
Tres Valle
Macs
Perros Guirec
Fishdog
Hoochy Coochy!

No sign of Blu Moon or Marchingenio anywhere near the front. Barbarians and Sweaty Betty and Full Throttle are way back.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:39 AM

we love SardiniŽ and will go back there.... but if people wonder about the party level of Porto Cervo... this is how some of the shops look like .... in middle of august... Name of the shops is spot on...


Posted Image Posted Image

..ehh back to sailing..

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:42 AM

There is a MONSTER rain storm blowing in over the mountains, and the sun's gone all ringed. Wind is now 15-18 at the top mark, 10-12 at the bottom.

Here's the earlier top mark - the first one of race 11:



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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:43 AM

Westaway looking great on the beat, and it's getting CHILLY!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:50 AM

And here's the bottom mark of race 11:



Part 2




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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:53 AM

A 15-20 degree lefty at the mark catches Uka Uka and Pilot Italia off guard...

Roundings:

Wstaway
Alina HH
Saetta
Online SIM
Brantolo
Sevestar SLAM
Eurovoile
Gulisara
Alfa Spider
Uka Uka
Otomate
Terra
Eta Beta
Pilot ITalia
Blow
Cotes Darmoujr

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:57 AM

Westaway looking great on the beat, and it's getting CHILLY!



Woohoo! Go Jon-boy! Good to see them showing the others how it's done every once in a while! ;-)

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:01 PM

Some more action photos.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:05 PM

Finish:

Westaway
Alina HH
Saetta
Online SIM
Brantolo
Sevenstar SLAM
Fulisara
Alfa Spider
Uka Uka
O Tomate
Terra
Pilot Italia
EtaBeta
Blow
Cotes Darmour
Macs
Gimme 5
Perrros Guirec
Fishdog
Tres Valles
Maidoliss
Bourgyes Telecoms
Full Throttle
Team Barbarians
Poizon ROuge
Monsoon
Wolfpack

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:05 PM

06/06/2008 - 13:44

On the Silver course in race 11, at the first windward mark and at the leeward gate bow number 83 led 84 and 80. At the second windward mark, bow number 80 ICZ-CZE 698 led 83 ITA 585 and 84 VIS Lampogas ITA 405.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:06 PM

While we wait for the finish videos to load, here's the first part of a three-part interview from this morning with the owner of Joe Fly, Giovanni Maspero.



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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:07 PM

if uka uka stays around 10th and blue moon > 20th it's done deal and no uka uka can look for there trailer

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:13 PM

Uka Uka is looking pretty unassailable at this point, and we're waiting to see where Blu Moon finished to see what 2nd through 5th will bring. If anyone wants to do any scoring analysis to figure out just where Uka needs to finish to win, it'd be very much appreciated.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:14 PM

Thanks Magnum, nice job to Federico and the boys. Let's see if they stay out here to finish it off.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:16 PM

Silver fleet - race 11

ITA 585
GER 582 - No woman no cry
CZE 698 - ICZ
ITA 405 - VIS Lampogas
SUI 578 - Music 55
FRA 370 - Snugsbug
SUI 530 - Aqua

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:20 PM

Greetings from Charles Towne, SC! Team Blur is super bummed that we are not there. I noticed in one of Mer's pictures that somone had what looks like a 3DL jib. It even looked like it was stenciled with 3DL above the draft stripe. A report on sails would be an interesting followup. I always hear that the Euros use different kite shapes, although the US sailmakers deny!

See ya when you get back!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:24 PM

Pics from Race 11:



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#61 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:26 PM

Greetings from Charles Towne, SC! Team Blur is super bummed that we are not there. I noticed in one of Mer's pictures that somone had what looks like a 3DL jib. It even looked like it was stenciled with 3DL above the draft stripe. A report on sails would be an interesting followup. I always hear that the Euros use different kite shapes, although the US sailmakers deny!

See ya when you get back!

I'll ask around, Charles. Do you remember what boat it was? Say hello to all the boys back home for us!

Final top mark and finish videos:





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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:27 PM

Clean,

this is rough, but should be pretty close based on the info

UKA UKA 23
Blu Moon 35 (based on a 20+ finish)
Pilot 62
Hella 65
Brontolo 78
ETA 86

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:29 PM

Thanks junkie. Line getting reset now after another big lefty, only 30 minutes left to get off another race.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:31 PM

ok just got the results,
way off. sry

UKA 37
Blu 53
Pilot 57
Alina 65
Brontolo 78
Etabeta 80
Marchingenio 91

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:31 PM

Results up. Blu Moon DNF???

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:33 PM

Talked with Carleton the other day, he assured me that the parties would rock!! Mr. Clean, thanks for all the updates, also, would like to hear more about the velocitek, using at the starting line. My boat has just got one, and we need all the help we can get!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:34 PM

Luigi: AP down in 2 minutes, Warning at 2:40. Cuttin' it close.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:35 PM

Uka Uka is looking pretty unassailable at this point, and we're waiting to see where Blu Moon finished to see what 2nd through 5th will bring. If anyone wants to do any scoring analysis to figure out just where Uka needs to finish to win, it'd be very much appreciated.



With UKA UKA's worst race being a 14th, they have already won. UKA UKA would be on 51 (37+14), and Blu Moon are currently on 53 after that DNF is discarded...

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:36 PM

Talked with Carleton the other day, he assured me that the parties would rock!! Mr. Clean, thanks for all the updates, also, would like to hear more about the velocitek, using at the starting line. My boat has just got one, and we need all the help we can get!

No worries junkie - what hull # and what fleet?



One-minute and Round the Ends both in effect. Luigi: "We wanna get you racing!"

edit: Junkie - that's where the vtek is the bomb - confidence that you won't lose 30 positions because you have to go back. Good stuff, though the buttons are terrible. Vtek boys are working on a fix.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:37 PM

BTW annapolis boys: The folks I spoke to are very happy to hear that you have the party situation under control for Worlds next year. I hope NAs is a bit of a trial horse.



There is talk of having a Gold and silver party, thats how good they will be.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:37 PM

274, Melges 24!!! Team BIG SKY

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:38 PM

Breeze is settled in at 16-18 knots, higher at the top mark.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:39 PM

ooowwww. to get this baby off, they should brought the black flag of death.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:41 PM

There is talk of having a Gold and silver party, thats how good they will be.



SWEET!!! Hope to see some racer chasers there. Heard the TA TA bars are 45 minutes away.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:48 PM

Blu Moon and Pilot Italia BOTH OCS, along with a lot of other boats. French boat caught the pin-end boat. Left very favored and Full Throttle got shut out down there - what a mess!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:51 PM

There are some unhappy journalists on the boat right now - not quite a mutiny, but the poor little folks wanted to go in. "Everyone is OK with going to the shore?" said Rachele.

"NO!" said team Anarchy. Now they're bratty. Screw 'em.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:51 PM

Yes bressani word champion! I told you Mr Clean, wherever he sails he is in the highest positions
In J24 he was worldchampion, in Beneatua 25 he was one of the best, now melges 24...
ciao and thanks a lot for all what you did

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:52 PM

There is talk of having a Gold and silver party, thats how good they will be.


That's what I'm talkin' about.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:53 PM

updated verision for for races 7-11

with uka uka taking there 14 already into account


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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:55 PM

A few more pics from the end of race 11.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:05 PM

money ride coming up!!!!???

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:06 PM

I actually had a spirited discussion with Rachele about the party situation. Her boyfriend is the bowman on Mutua Madrilena, as well as sailing with Joe Fly and other hot Italian teams. She said she doesn't like parties during the regatta, because "I still think this is a sport," she said. For her, and the young guns who get paid to be here and who need good results to move their career forward, she's right. For the 80%+ of the rest of the fleet, her comments are clueless.

The guys who just won race 11 are some of the biggest partiers around. So are countless others. The day that the top 20 boats get cash for winning these events is the day it should get much more serious. Even the Farr 40 events, with a much higher concentration of pros, have nightly parties here in Cervo and most other places.

Of course they get defensive when I badmouth the job that the organizers have done with their planning for this regatta, but she's wrong - there is no question that they blew it, and that people will NOT be telling their friends what an incredible regatta this was. Great racing, sure. A beautiful venue, absolutely. But an unwelcoming, overpriced, hard to get to, isolated one as well.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:08 PM

Start:




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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:15 PM

I actually had a spirited discussion with Rachele about the party situation. Her boyfriend is the bowman on Mutua Madrilena, as well as sailing with Joe Fly and other hot Italian teams. She said she doesn't like parties during the regatta, because "I still think this is a sport," she said. For her, and the young guns who get paid to be here and who need good results to move their career forward, she's right. For the 80%+ of the rest of the fleet, her comments are clueless.

The guys who just won race 11 are some of the biggest partiers around. So are countless others. The day that the top 20 boats get cash for winning these events is the day it should get much more serious. Even the Farr 40 events, with a much higher concentration of pros, have nightly parties here in Cervo and most other places.

Of course they get defensive when I badmouth the job that the organizers have done with their planning for this regatta, but she's wrong - there is no question that they blew it, and that people will NOT be telling their friends what an incredible regatta this was. Great racing, sure. A beautiful venue, absolutely. But an unwelcoming, overpriced, hard to get to, isolated one as well.



I take it Vodka is too pricey out there and you didn't get enough duty free!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:17 PM

06/06/2008 - 15:12

On the Gold course at the first windward mark in race 12, bow number 55 Saetta
led 102 Marchingenio and 27 UKA UKA.


06/06/2008 - 15:02

On the Silver course at the first windward mark of race 12, bow number 37 No woman
led 65 Acqua and 9 Music 55.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:18 PM

Top Mark:

Saetta
Marchingenio
Uka Uka
Etabeta
Melllnose
Pioizon Rouge (4 Ullman in top 6)
Barbarians
Sevenstar SLAM
Blow
Fishdog
EuroVoiles
Gulisara
Gazoo
Proximo
Storm
Wolkfpack
Rat Pack
Maidoliss
Online SIM
Full Throttle.


Here's part two of our interview with Giovanni Maspero.



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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:20 PM

I take it Vodka is too pricey out there and you didn't get enough duty free!

Funny. I've got plenty, and as sad as it may be for my reputation, I haven't had much time to party even if wanted to. I'm just telling it like I see it, and like many, many folks have told me here.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:22 PM

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:27 PM

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06/06/2008 - 15:25

On the Gold course at the leeward gate, bow number 55 Saetta
led 27 UKA UKA and 102 Marchingenio.


06/06/2008 - 15:22

On the Silver course at the leeward mark, bow number 37
No woman no cry (with 2 girls on board) led the fleet

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:28 PM

Funny. I've got plenty, and as sad as it may be for my reputation, I haven't had much time to party even if wanted to. I'm just telling it like I see it, and like many, many folks have told me here.



If you think about it, the class is supported mostly by the corinthian sailors. You have all the dues/fees etc... and most of the volunteering done by these dedicated sailors. This is what makes this class work. So if we want a freaking party to go out, get stupid, howl at the moon, or brag about some rockstar kicking our ass, then so be it. If you are getting paid, do your job. Sail hard, race fast, and go to beddy by early. As for the rest of us, lets stop Mr. Clean's humble abode and bust out the vodka.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:31 PM

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:32 PM

06/06/2008 - 15:30

On the Silver course at the second windward mark of race 12, bow number 37 No woman..
led 65 Acqua and 108 ZeroTwo

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:33 PM

Bottom Mark - Only two left to go! (and damn, I'm ready to be done with this!)

Saetta
Uka Uka
Marchingenio
Poizon Rouge
Etabeta
Mellnose
Team Barbarians
Sevenstar SLAM
Fishdog
Full Throttle
Eurovoile
Proximo
Gulisara
Blow
Rocad Racing
Rat Pack
Monson
Wolf Pack
RettRundtRandpsdjrlksjetr;lktjre;sljr
Alina HH


25th - Pilot Italia. No sign of Blu Moon or Westaway.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:46 PM

Top Mark:

Saetta - a good quarter mile ahead of the next boat. Crazy.

Uka Uka
Marchingenio
Pozion Rouge
Sevestar SLAM
Barbarians
MEllnose
EtaBeta
Full Throttle.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:50 PM

Good example of the windshifts - Saetta was the only boat to round the right gate, and they are literally half a leg ahead of the next boat.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 02:03 PM

And the final finish!

Saetta
Uka Uka
Marchingenio
Poizon ROuge
Team Barbarians
Full Throttle
sevenstar SLAM
EuroVOile
Etabeta
Mellnose
Proximo
Online SIM
Fishdog
Gulisara
Alina Helly Hanson.

We have plenty more to bring you, so stay tuned. Great video of Uka Uka celebrating, and more.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 02:04 PM

Top Mark:

Saetta - a good quarter mile ahead of the next boat. Crazy.

Uka Uka
Marchingenio
Pozion Rouge
Sevestar SLAM
Barbarians
MEllnose
EtaBeta
Full Throttle.


Damn, Uka Uka likes to go out in style. They're just sailing for the hell of it now (or nobody kept a score sheet).

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 02:04 PM

Race 12 - Silver fleet

No woman no cry
Acqua = total 3
Music 55 = total 2
ZeroTwo = total 4
585 = winner of silver fleet


results are posted
http://www.melges24w...ts08/m_24_s.htm

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 02:05 PM

Here's the bottom mark of the race - a bit delayed.





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Posted 06 June 2008 - 02:14 PM

I don't even know what these videos are anymore.






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